There are days that I rely too heavily on the security of my house. It’s easier to stay inside with the curtains drawn, in comfy clothes instead of showering, getting dressed and braving the heat and sunlight. When I sit at home though it allows me to focus on the aches and pains, the nagging pain that originates in the back of my head. Getting out of the house helps me to push it aside (sometimes) and focus on other things.
Too much lately I’ve been hiding in my house. I knew that it would do good for both Kate and I to get out today. After lunch we suited up and headed to the aquatic center in town.
We spent close to 90 minutes in the water this afternoon. Splashing, laughing and playing. With each trip Kate is overcoming more fears and becoming braver. We spent a good portion of our time in the regular section of the pool where the water is about 4 feet deep. Kate loved to sit on the side of the pool and splash, allowing me to tread water next to her or I’d carry her around bouncing, going underwater and letting her “float”. When in the water I felt good. Better than I can remember in a while. My headache disappeared, my vision was clear and the pain in my neck/back was nonexistent. I left the aquatic center feeling refreshed and energized.
Less than 15 minutes later I pulled into our subdivision. As I reached into the backseat to get Kate unbuckled, I felt the familar pressure in the back of my head and caught glimpses of black floaters in my vision.
Although fleeting, it was nice to have some time where I felt normal.