Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sunday Social Session

I did go to the social dance session today for an hour. I was weak and a little dizzy; not sure if those are the residual effects of losing a pint of blood, the fact that I have a cold, or just that I'm out of shape. I was slow and tentative and couldn't do more than half a pattern of anything without getting out of breath.

It was good to get out there just to see friends since I really couldn't skate. Makes me wonder how it will be coming back after surgery if it's this bad before they've even cut on me. I wonder if I'll be willing to fight very hard to get strength, flexibility, and "easy" skating skills back. On the other hand, I wonder if things I've struggled with for years will become easy overnight once my hips are fully in their sockets and attached to the right part of my pelvis like a normal person.

Not sure what I'll lose and if I'll gain anything or not. I feel like I'm about to take a huge gamble; outcome unknown. But I guess that's really true of everything in life; we never know what each day will bring.

1 comment:

Brick said...

Hang in there...making this decision is very hard and wondering what the outcome will be is going to drive you crazy. You are very active so you should have no problems, but give yourself 6-12 months to get back to "normal" My RPAO (9/23/09) is there for me, but I am waiting for the LPAO (4/21/09) to catch up. If you put the skates on again everything will come back to you like "riding a bike."