hard stuff, mulling things over

Benchmarks

Lately I’ve been very pleased to see how much better I am.  This time last year I was really a mess.  I couldn’t bend my joints very well, all my yoga was pretty much just lying down, and I was exhausted.  No gardening.  I avoided the stairs.  Anything that put weight on my joints was out of the question. My hands were too swollen to wear my rings.

In the last few weeks I can see that I’m just about back to normal.  I can sit on a low block in Virasana (hero), which is where I was before I got Lyme disease.  I can straighten my arms over my head, and I can do Adho Mukha Svanasana (downward facing dog) again. I might even be able to try Adho Mukha Vrksasana (handstand).  

I had no idea it would take this long to recover, and sometimes I thought I would never recover – that I would be disabled for the rest of my life.  I am deeply and enormously grateful.

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