Things sound simple these days, I try to call Bobbie every day and try to exercise, but they aren’t. I sometimes leave messages for Bobbie who has suddenly taken to going out into the world. All those years of staying home “just in case” are gone now for her. Then again, now every day I’m marching around out in the world too.
The marching isn’t going at all well. Oh, the hip is fine. A twinge or two, a lack of stretching ability, but fine for walking. Unfortunately, the four block walk to the library left me panting as if I’d run a race. Only when I’d been home awhile did I remember that this had happened before. After the hysterectomy I was reduced to jelly too. That’s the time a lifeguard friend brought me home…speaking of embarrassing.
Oh, I do well now with three hours of labor moving and shuffling books. I got to do books twice this week….check them over, price, and shelve them. I made sure there were still books for Joan to do when she came in on Wednesday. Progress. I can do twenty minutes of aerobics in the water now. The much needed tummy tucks, jumping jacks, and toe touches barely phase me. It’s the distance walking that’s getting me.
My friend Dianne at Schmidleysscribblins seems far ahead of me in recovery per her blogging. Though I’ve hung up my walker and cane, she sounds like she’s dancing in the store isles while I pant. You just wait, I tell her. I’ll catch up.
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