My husband and I attempted to get Lisbeth to swim with us in the therapy pool at the YMCA today. It was a no go. Lis used to love to swim and participated in the Special Olympics, winning several medals when she was in high school. In recent years, though, the pool has become a source of anxiety. We keep hoping that we can gently ease her back into a swim routine, but there is no forcing this, of course. Just showing up at the Y and being willing to consider a swim is a positive thing. Lisbeth did agree to walk the track today, and completed five laps! And she noticed aloud that this made her legs feel good: "all healed up" was her description.
Way to go Lisbeth!