Sep 12 2004
I have always loved swimming, and since I have started to suffer with AOSD, it has become all the more important to me. Right now I am not able to swim at all, but hopefully within a few days I will be swimming ten lengths, within couple of weeks I may get up to 40 lengths a day again. Hopefully I will get back to 60 within a month or so, (which is what I was doing last year before this last flare).
The kids love swimming even more than I do and would go every night if they could. When I am ill this posed a bit of a problem as our pool, above, is not supervised and I rarely felt like taking them. Now however they have just opened a new extention with splash pool and Jacuzzi, even better there is a great seating area. So now no matter how I am feeling I manage to take them 3-4 times a week and am able to sit and read in confort whilst still keeping an eye on them. I feel much less guilty, and its easier to ease myself back into trying the Jacuzzi and then those first 10 lengths!