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.