Monday, August 07, 2006

Hurray!!!!! I DID IT!!!

I overcame my fears, and waited patiently for the ADA Taxi, and swam!! I swam for 40 minutes in constant motion, and totalled 12 laps :-}
I was anxiety ridden yesterday. I think my seclusion has caused a very mild case of agoraphobia... very different from the days when I was on stage and involved in several groups, so that I was hardly every home at night. Still, I feel wonderful that I got out of the house under my own power, even if the ride was very late . I still had plenty of time to swim. I also checked out the 'strength' room, and found at least 5 machines I can use! Next week I'll start there, and then move on to swimming.
Unfortunately, the rec center will be closed from Aug. 21 through September 4th , but after that I'll go twice a week. I feel energized, and a little tired, but in a good way. It feels great to move!
And in the mean time, I can use the ADA service to go anywhere I want to! Watch Out Yarn Shops! Beware all you museums and libraries!!!!
Now to sew a tote bag I can hang in front of me, to carry all my loot!

3 comments:

Ysabeau said...

About the tote bag, what size would work? And, how might it fasten, onto the arm of the chair? Give me some measurements to work with, I have an idea, ok? B*B, Ysabeau

Charl said...

Woo Hoo for you!!! I'm so happy for you

Liz said...

I am so happy for you. The wonderful exercise and getting out and about is true liberation.