Can we NOT swim?

I was a skinny kid, so Mom put me on a swim team hoping to increase my appetite. The desired effect was achieved and my daily trips to the pool spawned a life-long love  affair with water. Now, unable to compete because of lupus, I still get in the pool, but for a different reason.

Agreed. It is so hard to ‘stir my stumps’ to get to the pool because of the pain involved in JUST GETTING THERE  But, if I can talk my way into the pool, I’m free of pain for at least a day. Any way I look at it, 1/2 hour of swimming=23 1/2 hour pain free time is a gift!

 I can’t say that swimming is a guaranteed pain killer, but there comes a time, when prescriptions medications don’t cut it, are too expensive, or if you’re at all like me, you’re not in love with throwing strang chemicals into your body ad infinaturm.

In addition to all its positive effects, it is also said that exercise produces endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller, endorphins. I’m not going to list all the benefits of regular exercise, other than they MUST be included in all lives; mores the lives of us with chronic illness.

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