December 22, 2011 A GOAL REACHED!!
I did it! I jitterbugged again! So, okay, what’s the big deal. Well, when I had fusion surgery on L4-L5 in October, I was determined to but nervous about whether I’d ever be able to dance again, let alone the wonderful boogie-woogie that I love. It’s been 10 weeks with lots and lots of walking and frustration that I was limited in so many ways. But last night we went to our weekly jazz night with John Graves and his group at Nello’s. It’s always a fun evening with friends, great food and terrific music. (See www.thegravesite.com)
Jim, although I know he was worried … “Are you sure you’re okay? Do you hurt?” … got into it, too. What a joy! No overhead lifts, of course, but to be honest, there never were. It’ll be awhile before I can shovel, and sometimes I’m aware there’s “stuff” in my back that didn’t used to be there. But the bad pain is gone and I start physical therapy January 4 to build up some core strength, etc.
To top off a fun night, Jim sang a couple of songs and had the whole place going, around 100 folks. That always gets my heart thumping. I’m a very happy camper…hooray!
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