time well spent

Today we tried something new.

It was a day of clenched nerves and deep apprehension.

I was going to get in the pool at our local YMCA, something I’d practiced for a long time ago.

Time and kids got in the way, we never felt the time was right.

A few months ago my right leg would only stay under the water with a weight on my foot.  I could only make my way around the pool with the help of weights, floats, anchors….STUFF.

Today I was slowly lowering myself into the water with Peter’s help.

WALKING down the steps.

Pushing my foot straight, my knee forward.

Never easily done.

Taking a step.

Take another.

Without the weights.  Without the floats. Without all the assistance we thought I would need to get into the pool.

With the kids laughing, we left.

I was exhausted.

Drained.

Too pooped to pop.

Triumphant.

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13 Responses to time well spent

  1. Kristin November 15, 2010 at 11:11 AM #

    OMG, this is so EXCITING! Way to go Anissa!

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  2. Josefina November 14, 2010 at 6:32 PM #

    Way to go! I love hearing about your progress :)

  3. Anne November 14, 2010 at 6:21 PM #

    You are AMAZING!

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  4. Dawn Tucker November 14, 2010 at 12:46 PM #

    Wow – just WOW!! Sometimes you simply blow me away.

  5. Faiqa November 14, 2010 at 12:44 PM #

    You are an inspiration, truly. Congratulations.

  6. mommabird2345 November 14, 2010 at 12:09 PM #

    That is awesome! So happy for you. :)

  7. Susan November 14, 2010 at 12:08 PM #

    Anissa, congratulations on this achievement. Your recovery has been an inspiration to read about. Thank you

  8. Anita November 14, 2010 at 11:56 AM #

    Yay! Such a big accomplishment, you must be so happy. Congratulations and looking forward to hearing about your next accomplishment.

  9. Diane Brogan November 14, 2010 at 6:10 AM #

    Congratulations! This is a great achievement for the whole family.

  10. Tug November 13, 2010 at 11:30 PM #

    AWESOME news! Water therapy is SO good far all of your body, and since it’s low impact I love it. Also? If your kids can swim while you’re doing it, fun for all – great news!

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  11. Karalyn November 13, 2010 at 11:03 PM #

    Go you!!!

  12. Valerie November 13, 2010 at 10:58 PM #

    That is AWESOME!!! Congrats on such a triumph!!!

  13. pgoodness November 13, 2010 at 10:57 PM #

    simply awesome

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