Keeping up with my theme of "I'm not going to tell myself I can't" I went rollerblading yesterday.
I haven't done this since 2008.
The bike path is in horrendous disrepair, and there is construction. Construction means detours. Detours designed for people on foot, or on bikes. Detours most definitely NOT constructed with ROLLERBLADES in mind. I had to at one point choose between gravel and grass, and at another point I had to cross a VERY busy street, and go down a different VERY busy street, on the street itself, the wrong direction for half a block before there was a paved pathway to get back onto. (Thank goodness there weren't any cars turning right)
The round trip is 18km. I used to be able to get to the halfway point on rollerblades in 24 minutes. That was my record at least. Yesterday, it took me an hour and 45 minutes to get to the halfway point, and just over an hour to get back. Almost 3 hours for the round trip. But I made the whole trip. Only a couple dislocations... My hip went out for a few seconds, but went back in very easily, and my wrists and fingers were having problems saying "in" in my wrist guards. I didn't fall even once, and that's pretty good for me.
The weirdest thing though, is my hips and knees held up pretty well through the whole ordeal, and it's my shoulders that are bothering me today.
Only one incident of allergy-induced asthma attack, and that was as I was in my car, DRIVING home, when I passed someone mowing their lawn. It took me about an hour before I could breathe normally again.
Today, with my truncal/core instability issues (the "twisty" that hospitalized me, which is still present, but to a FAR lesser degree), it felt like I dislocated something in my spine. It went *SNAP!!!* then it went *click* and it hurt like crap, and I almost cried.
As far as the twitching goes, I seem to be doing less of it during the day, and more of it at night, but it's not as bad as it was. I'm almost at my full dose the clonazepam. I will be having a follow-up appointment which should be taking place in about 3 1/2 to 4 more weeks with the movement disorder lady, and a follow-up with my rheumatologist in the middle of June.
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