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I Love my swimming

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by rona, Sep 13, 2021.


  1. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    It's the thing that's kept me sane over the last two difficult years.

    Even when my friend was very bad, I could pop off and leave him for an hour and exercise. When I couldn't motivate myself because of Polymyalgia and my body felt like lead, I could still swim, or float if I was really poorly. Now, with a broken rib, it's the only exercise that doesn't hurt.

    It was awful when the pools were shut, but I managed to find a few private pools, as soon as they were allowed to open. They were a godsend and I'm eternally grateful to those that shared them with me.

    I honestly believe that I would have sunk into depression without swimming.

    What has kept you going throughout the bad times?
     
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    kimthecat PetForums VIP

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    You broke your rib? How did you do that ?

    I like swimming but only when it is hot. I cant swim very far.

    Getting to the parks with the dogs saves me , Unfortunately Im having trouble with my ankles again so cant walk far but we sit on a bench.
     
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  3. Siskin

    Siskin Look into my eyes....

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    I think with me it was what I didn’t have that kept me going.
    Once I had the op last year I was cancer free and didn’t have to go through chemo and maybe lose my hair. It’s that hope for a future I think.
    Books, novels mainly. I can totally lose myself in a good book
     
  4. SusieRainbow

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    With all three of my grandchildren their doting grand-dad has paid for mother and baby swimmng sessions ( Water Babies) My daughter is convinced that this helped to prevent her post-natal depression , no matter how low and exhausted she felt the weekly sesson was something she really looked forward to and enjoyed.
    And bonus- all three boys were confident swimmers by 5 years old.:)
    Swmming certainly seems to have strong therapeutic properties. I hope you're healing now Rona.
     
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    Boxer123 PetForums VIP

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    I love running.

    I love my work . It’s a privilege.

    I love those pesky boxer boys :Kiss
     
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    I love Bungo and Ash - they give me a reason to get up in the mornings.

    I love reading - reading has always been my 'escape' and I honestly think it keeps me sane. On the occasions that I've been unable to read for a long length of time I certainly noticed a difference in my sleeping and general mood.

    I love doing my crafty things - Focusing on the project and listening to a good audiobook is calming to me.

    I love learning - I need to keep my brain active, and it helps me cope with my mental health issues.
     
  7. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    A hidden ditch on a walk. One leg slipped in and I fell heavily on my other side.

    I'm amazed how quickly (finger crossed) that it seems to be improving. Last one took 8-10 weeks even though ~I was considerably younger, but that was a floating rib.
    Managed 20 lengths this morning plus a mile+ walk :). Only broke it a week ago!
     
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    :eek: Ouch! Hope painkillers help.
     
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    Ringypie PetForums VIP

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    Through the hell of chemo last year I kept going thanks to the love of my family and friends and the hope of life returning to normal after my op. I hoped to be able to run again and 6 months after my first run I completed a baby ultra!
    I’ve recently started swimming too after a break of almost 30 years (oh the frustration of having been a very good swimmer as a child but realising I’m now just a mediocre adult :D). It’s just lovely having a nice swim though.
    And of course there is this one who keeps me going through thick and thin.

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