Monday, January 10, 2011

What Was I Thinking........


This last Saturday afternoon..Nonni was invited to a skate party. I love to skate...adore skating..I used to be wicked good! Uhmmmmm...not so much anymore! I did manage to get around and not fall down...not disgrace myself and helped Nonni learn how to skate..she did awesome!!!

I was really nervous skating again..it had been over ten years. But what made me really nervous was the fact that when I had Nonni I foolishly accepted an epidural. I had had my previous four naturally and Fox was born at home with a midwife. I was told it was perfectly safe..blah blah blah..for most women that is the truth. Not so much for me...it damaged my spine. I didn't realize something was wrong until several weeks later when I found myself face first in the dirt after trying to step up a curb...a CURB!!

I spent the next year walking my backside off..trying to get my legs back under me..It was about then a friend of mine..an RN told me what had happened..the epidural had done damage. I have 90% back in my right leg...and about 65% in my left. On a general basis I don't notice it at all..but when I strapped on those skates and started skating to the left...oh boy...I FELT it. Weakness and a lot of shakiness in that leg...ackkkkkkkkkkk!

So I decided right there, on those skates that I am going to work really hard this year to get some of that strength back. Starting with yoga and weight lifting for my legs. It was a bit of a shock and really discouraging...but I am determined to skate wickedly again..cause Nonni loved it and I want to skate with her and not embarrass myself.

OK enough of that...
Here are a couple of Christmas Eve shots..thought I would finally share them. Here is my beautiful Kate...she doesn't let me get many shots of her!! I love this one!

While trying to get a few group shots...ya just know they will be goofy...especially my crew...Hanna just had to steal a kiss from Fox...giggle snort...

I am thinking Fox wasn't taking...giggle...


Lastly here is a new pair of Valentine's gloves in cardinal red..with sweet little hearts. You will find them in my Etsy shop...click here!!
Happy Monday all!! Hugs, Sarah

11 comments:

Doreen said...

I was never a skater so good for you for getting out there. the family pics are very nice and fun! have a great week!

Kat_RN said...

How wonderful. I have been afraid to put on skates since I injured my back, but I do have fond memories. Nice family pics too.
Cheers,
Kat

Debra She Who Seeks said...

The solo photo of Kate looks so magickal!

Rue said...

Aww - you have such a beautiful family! I'm pathetic on the ice - never did learn properly. Perhaps this is something I should work on too...

The Hermits' Garden said...

Cute crew!
Good for you to make a goal and gather up your determination. You can get your strength back and amaze yourself, and it sounds like you're starting out exactly right--with a strong will to DO it. :~)
Jan

Snap said...

I sure understand the back problem. Take care! Love the photos .. to funny and the gloves are wonderful ... love the little hearts.


We are hanging in. Hospice now.

Hugs----

Jeanne said...

Wonderful photos! :0)
Good for you! I know you can get the strength/mobility back in your leg. :0)

sema said...

Wonderful Photos ! Lovely to see the happy faces.
Happy new year!Wishing you much joy and abundance.

sema

yoborobo said...

Beautiful pictures! What a lovely and happy gang you have. :) That picture of Kate is stunning. xox!!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

What wonderful photos of your family!!

And I spotted my cat in the background! How neat!

Hope everything is alright with you.
In love and light~Gail

Joanna Jenkins said...

I was never much of a skater more of a "faller" if you catch my drift. But I'm proud of you for committing to getting your legs stronger again. That's awesome and will ultimately be a huge help through life. You go!

xoxo jj