|badgerbag (badgerbag) wrote,|
@ 2012-05-08 05:12 pm UTC
Today swimming was enjoyable instead of nastily painful. So warm and sunny... and I could stand on the bottom of the pool and kind-of-walk. My hip and leg got nice and stretched out. The nice lifeguard was there. No one pestered me.
About halfway through the nice lifeguard got into the pool and was engaging with people and I realized that he had realized that about half the people in the pool were terrified and didn't know how to swim. I thought they were just hanging on the edge because they were disabled too. No. They didn't know how to be in the water *and* they were disabled or had surgery or whatever, so he was teaching them things (with many floaties attached) like that you can swing your legs forward and back to get your balance and stand up. That was very interesting as no one wanted to admit they had never been in a pool before or just didn't feel comfortable much less "I don't know how to swim" but then people started admitting it as he had them all in a circle with music going and was individually helping folks. What a nice cheerful guy!
I got home, made some tacos for lunch and the jicama salad I have been living off for days, and then had a glorious nap. OMG I am loving this newfound skill. SO MUCH.
Then I laid out in the back yard in the sun and read my giant book about the korean war.
Yesterday was quite stressful as I went to the new doctor that the nice doctor recommended. I want to see dr. #1 but he isn't really taking new patients. Dr. #2 who i saw yesterday was kind and seemed smart but after she asked me a lot of questions and I explained my medical history and we went into all the ankle stuff and sciatica, she said she hated to tell me this, but.... she is leaving that medical practice and can't take me as a patient. OMFG. I burst into tears and felt very foolish. But she understood it was stressful to have to explain myself to a new person.
I was saying that to Ron and he was like, yeah, try doing it with every new floor or shift of nurses in the hospital while they're almost killing you.
Lonely.... But it is very peaceful and cosy here.