I’m in Majorca with the family. Been here since Thursday. It’s way, way, way too hot for me outside during the day, although morning and evening temperatures are lovely. However the hotel has a heated indoor pool which I’ve been going to twice a day for an hour at a time. The indoor pool is hardly used which is great as I can take my chair right up to the edge of the pool.
I can’t walk much at all these days but when I do, I can’t seem to bend at the right knee and have this stiff knee, straight leg, out then in walking style. The knee is permanently stiff and very sore. However in the pool, through practice, my walking has become almost normal again.
in the pool, I can bend the knee a little and then lift the leg just slightly and then drive the right leg through. The feeling is truly marvellous. My walking style has improved each day and I’m walking further each day. The pool is 8 metres wide and after walking a few widths at a time and then resting a while, I managed to walk 38 widths yesterday afternoon.
The leg is very, very tired when I come out the pool, but it’s a “good” tired. I’m very happy with this and can’t wait for today’s walking sessions.
derek (Mr Happy this week)