Blah blah blah no activity blah blah blah tough on the mental health blah blah blah good lord those range of motion movement exercises suck blah blah blah 10 days later my back feels better and I swam tonight.

Oh, it was an ugly swim. I only used the pull buoy. I tried to breathe every other stroke. I was chopping that water. I was swimming a bit like a polar bear, actually. It was ugly ugly ugly.

But, I swam. I moved. I got in the pool. I swam, then I frolicked, then I stretched, and now my back feels okay. Not amazing, but okay. I’m hoping it feels okay tomorrow, and I’m getting back in the pool on Thursday.

Back at it, slowly. Making it happen, one day at a time.