August 17, 2009

How time flies! Wii!

I've been on the mend from my May-June multiple sclerosis attack, with a twist, to the left, to the right. I have a Wii with Balance Board.
In 18 days of use, my balance and strength have improved considerably. I can as a seal on an iceberg, catch fish! Ha! A talent that will serve me well in Isla Mujeres.
My balance began to improve by taking soccer balls to the head and bouncing them. Sometimes when you miss, the shoes and pandas get thrown at you. You bounce those, and you lose points.
There is slalom skiing, which I love. Jumping - I have yet to make a successful jump. And many more such balane games.
In this heat, it is a blessing. But keeping the pool free of algae and at a proper pH has been a challenge for Gilligan.
This weekend, Gilligan leaves my compoud for other residence. I am recovered and I have him to thank.
People in town keep asking him how we get along. He has a history of being volatile. I can be. How does that work?
We have know each other for 16 years. I know all his bad traits and now that he has kicked his major vice, there is a new attitude.
So two friends helped each other in need. And I for one am stronger and healthier for it.
He worked on the pool, washed doggie dog today and after some protest, she is happier for it. It has been a good thing!


jeanie said...

Glad to hear the Wii is working for you Z! I am seriously thinking of getting one. I have nerve damage in my lower legs and feet.

Life's a Beach! said...

Zina, glad you're recovering from your M.S. attack. And glad the Wii is working. We've even had problems keeping our pool algae free this summer. When all else fails, big doses of chlorine!

Jenn said...

Zina I am so glad you have had your little Gilligan around to help you out. I know he is greatful as well that you have been there for him. It was a win, win situation for both of you. That's what friends are for right? I bet you will be sad to see him go.
I told him that I wanted to see some of the jewelry he has made and he said you would take a pic for me. No hurry. I did get to see the turtle he is working on. How he has the patience for that I have no clue. It is going to be beautiful when he is done.
Keep on working on that Wii! I'll show you how to do the jumps next time I am down there. Heck by that time you will have figured it out on your own!

Anonymous said...

Glad you are feeling better Z. I know this took a lot of the strength out of you. Your determination is a great inspiration. Glad your on the mend.


Anonymous said...

Glad you're felling better, Zina.

Now, you've gotta get back to those daily blogs! We have no idea what's happening in the colonias - and I DO NOT follow twitters. It's TMI!


Islagringo said...

I have said for years that Gilligan has a good heart. I am glad to hear you voice it.