I miss the pool!
I'm not supposed to use my left arm for a month, so I put my Y membership on hold until September. Now I find myself craving my aquafit classes and the laps I'd been swimming. I think this means I've finally found an exercise routine that's right for me. I've never really missed working out before - I've missed being active in general, but I've never craved a specific activity.
Not only is the pool a big stress-reliever, it also does wonderful things for my dumb old hips. I had a cortisone shot in the right one in mid-July, and it's helped a lot, but I've found cortisone is extra awesome combined with water exercise.
I'm a little uncertain about those laps, because I think they may have contributed to my lead fracture. But, Dr. Sneakers is convinced the lead was already damaged, and assures me I should be able to do almost any kind of exercise I want. (We have no idea how long the leads had been damaged, but it could have started as much as a year and a half ago.)
I went in my parents' pool on the weekend and floated around on a noodle, and it was lovely. I'm so looking forward to returning to my regular swims.
(PS: my incision is iiiiiiiiiiiiiitchy!!! Scratch scratch scratch scratch.)