Thursday, July 31, 2008

Day 214: Heading Back into the Drink

OK, I've decided. There's more of a learning curve for diving (as it should be) than I expected, but I really want to do this. One of the things I really like about scuba diving is that it's actually DOING something. It's not just another window into others' lives.

I've worked out my own "Scuba Diving Remediation Plan" and am going to repeat the pool portion of the certification program before I do the open dives again. I may not be able to do the open dives this fall (at least not around here :) )

But part of my remediation plan means my knee has to get better. I went to my MD and he said I have a meniscal tear. Meniscus schmiskus! He gave me a set of exercises, which I've started, and I'm hoping to head back to the pool next week for snorkeling back and forth, back and forth, during lap swims. Once I think I can do it, I'll start water aerobics again.

And the pool portion of the class is going to involve my driving to Fargo (about 70 miles away) Sept 4, 5th and 6th.

Maybe I won't be able to do it. But I'll find out by life letting me know rather than second guessing this and just saying "I can't."

Anybody else watching shark week on TV this week? Lots of cool scuba diving!


Reds said...

Good for you!!! You are much braver than I am!! You go girl!!

Michelle said...

you are such a cool person! love that you are following your passion. I'm pulling for ya!

pat said...

Yea, Angela!! I am SOOO happy to hear that you haven't given up and are forging ahead with something you want to do. Baby that knee and work it so you can get out there and find out if Life will let you do this!!

Debbi said...

Good for you, Angela! You are such an amazingingly motivated person - you inspire me! I love your love for learning and trying new things.

Jeanne said...

Yea for you! I can feel your excitement from here. I'm so incredibly proud of you (and I've never even met you) for pushing forward even though it may be difficult.

You are an inspiration and motivation to/for me.

But PLEASE make sure your knee is good to go first!

Big hugs!

Heather said...

You're totally awesome, Angela. That's all I have to say about anything. :)

Shawna said...

Wow how cool! Good for you!

Jeanne said...

Me again. Left you a little something on my blog...check it out! Ü

Mandy said...

I can't believe you are back at it, and glad you are feeling better. Its great to see people take chances like this!