Yesterday was the first two performances of this amazing work choreographed by Christine Devaney.
After a day of almost continuous rain on Saturday, yesterday the sun shone for us in between some very atmospheric mist.
I am at times totally amazed and always very grateful that I am able to do this. It seems so incredible that last year I was learning to walk and quite fearful of going downhill or out if the pavements were wet!
I still struggle with fast movements and turns and being on my feet for a long time, but I made it through these performances and really enjoyed them. I am loosing my fear of making a mistake or being seen to make a mistake! I am believing in what I can do!
My main problem now I think is my right knee. Both knees have arthritis. I have been using QT tape supporting my knees as well as a knee sleeve and Voltarol. This combination seems to work well so far. Perhaps there simply ups and downs in mobility and pain. Sometimes after a long time on my feet dancing or walking, the next day I am very stiff and walking with difficulty, but today was ok.
The chances of a knee replacement here with NHS is not high, especially since where I live it is very difficult even to get an appointment with a GP. This would be the first step. What I really want is a clear honest discussion with a good surgeon about what the benefits would be.
I will post some photos of the performance soon.