A Reprieve

I have been granted a reprieve so to speak. It will be three weeks ago this coming Tuesday since I have had my first epidural.

The pain has diminished considerably; matter of fact it is about 60% gone.
In between it all I have been having more pain free time and only short moments of minimal pain.

On the 21st of this month I have a follow up with the doctor and the second injection will be scheduled.
It has been 10 months now since this back pain has become a part of my life and it is wonderful to finally feel some relief.
At the time I didn’t realize the fog I have been looking through and that has lifted.
Now I find myself wanting to catch up with many of the things I had put to the side while this has been going on.

Since it has been so long that I have been inactive I decided to take a Tai Chi class to help stretch and loosen my muscles.
I went to the first class this morning and I thoroughly enjoyed it
The person teaching the class is a wonderful teacher, willing to go as slow or as fast as everyone needs to in order to pick up on the moves.
I know I will be sore tomorrow as I was using some muscles that hadn’t been put to use in a while, that kind of hurting is a good kind.

The weather has begun to break here with the humidity level dropping considerably.
I’ve been waiting for this as I have been looking forward to making some longer rides now that I am used to being on the bike.
Even today I left early, right at sunrise, rode for a bit, stopped for breakfast, and went to Tai Chi class.

Afterwords I went to a park and walked around a bit taking some pictures.
I’ll be posting some of them here as time goes by but you can also see a daily picture that I post here: http://youthfulelixir.wordpress.com/

It feels good to be on the way to being whole again.!