Happy new year everyone. I hope you had an enjoyable new year’s eve and a great start to 2014.
I went to the beach with Miss12 and Miss16. Overall it was a great day. We spent it at Kings Beach at Caloundra on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. It brought back many memories from my high school years when we would spend every holiday there. My friends and I would swim and surf as much as we could interspersed with eating hamburgers and pizzas. My skin went black and the soles of my feet grew thick enough to walk on searing bitumen.
The best part was body surfing and swimming. I was a reasonably good swimmer at school. I also did still water life saving and water polo. For me to compete in sport required water.
The depressing realisation today came as I tried to dive under a wave and swim out the back. For about the last six months I’ve been seeing a physiotherapist for supraspinatus impingement syndrome. I have it bilaterally but much worse on the right side. I CAN’T SWIM. I can’t even dog paddle without pain.
I will double my efforts with the exercises the physiotherapist has assigned to me. I cannot bear the thought that I’ll never swim again.