I went for tennis yesterday after almost ten days of not playing. And I felt so much better! I only played about half an hour, but I didn’t feel like I would collapse at the end of it. And today there’s hardly a hint of stiff or sore muscles in my legs. Last time I played I was so stiff and sore I could barely move for two whole days! And yesterday my game was much better too. Partly that’s because Tennis Sir played with me and he can really regulate the game so that it’s just right for your abilities that day – neither too fast, nor too difficult, but just difficult enough to make you have to stretch yourself a bit. But… I played with Sir last time too, and my game was, in his words, “erratic”. Yesterday, it was beautiful – we had several 20-shot rallies and even Sir said I had made “zero errors”. I came away feeling that maybe, just maybe, I could play tennis. I haven’t felt like that for a long, long time. Last time, I seriously thought I should give it up… at least for a while.
What’s even better is, today’s Friday. Usually that means I drag myself out of bed feeling exhausted. Today I jumped out at 6 a.m. and went for a walk!
Well, what do you know? That doctor who was so extremely disinterested? Maybe he knew what he was doing after all! – despite the attitude.
And who would have thought that a couple of vitamins could make such a difference to one’s energy levels? Not me, for sure! I told you how ridiculous I felt going to a doctor because “I’m tired”? Now I feel even more stupid, because I probably should have done it long ago. Thank you, Chris, for providing the impetus I needed.
While I’m pleased and hugely relieved at having my energy levels bounce back like this, I’m slightly worried about what will happen once I stop popping pills. Amit has been persuading me to go to a homeopathic doctor, and other friends have mentioned Ayurvedic doctors. Despite the popularity of both homeopathy and ayurveda, despite the number of people who have been miraculously cured by these systems when allopathy failed, despite the number of skeptics who have been “converted”… I’m still highly skeptical. But I have to admit that after several months of allopathic medicines for a gastric problem, I’m beginning to think that, after all, what do I lose by trying out “alternative” medicine.
But first, I’ll try out the holiday treatment. That should prove highly therapeutic, I expect.