I loved to swing - it made me feel free and I liked how my hair would whip around when I let my head fall back a bit .
I still love playgrounds even though I don't go as often. Calen (my 4 year old grandson) often comes over with his mommy (my daughter Ashley) and we'll go to the park at the school by my house. It's fun to play like a kid, even though I hurt like the dickens afterward. I just don't care anymore...when it comes to my grandson, I always go way overboard on how much I do, and I suffer for it later, but I just don't care. I can't go thru life like an invalid - sometimes I just have to be "normal" and then pay the price later.
In addition to playgrounds, I used to LOVE climbing trees and reading. We had some good comfy trees in our neighborhood, so I'd take a book and a couple of snacks and be gone for hours (generally stopping only to pee). I do miss that type of freedom, I'll be honest.
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started
Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT
Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily