I thought I would take all your suggestions regarding voice activation type and see if I could work out how to use punctuation.in the process of doing so I thought I would tell you about my morning. I went swimming.
I have never been a very good swimmer and I am not a huge fan of forgetting my head wet. I shudder when I think back to my school Days and having to swim in water as long as the temperature was over 64 degrees in an outdoor swimming pool. then there was the time on holiday when I was caught by a Riptide and dragged along the bottom in pure terror.
Despite all this I know that in order to keep mobile I must keep moving. my body now actually craves movement and the freedom of water is an obvious choice.
So this morning I took the plunge and with the help of a dear friend I went to a local swimming pool. Of all the things that I have done todate having had Parkinson's for 13 years now this was the first time that I actually was dependent on someone so much so that if they have not been there I would not have been able to go.
But the most interesting thing for me about today was not about the swimming itself it was actually to do with allowing somebody else to do things to do for you that I haven't had help with since I was a little girl.
To have another person put your pants on do your bra up and help you in and out of water takes a huge amount of trust care mutual respect and acceptance.
My experience of this was a good one and I am convinced it was because the friend who helped me put me at complete ease she was remarkable and said to me the privilege of helping had been hers. We are going to go swimming on a regular basis and I know that this is going to be a good thing for us both.
Initially it was very difficult my legs refused to move and trailed behind me like somebody who has had a catastrophic spinal injury. I focused got them moving and I managed to do 12 lengths of an Olympic sized swimming pool. There were times when I felt I was going to need help but I kept my nerve and I kept swimming.
I am so pleased with myself that I have had an extra slice of Key Lime Pie for my lunch. 😁😁😁