When I opened the Austin American Statesman this morning there I was on the front page of the Lifestyles section.
I met with the author, Carolyn Lindell, a couple of weeks ago. She was planning to write an article on how the gardener can protect him or herself from aches and pains. I think she chose the right person to talk with. After all I have been gardening for over 45 years with not a care in the world until...... It was imperative that I do something about it and quickly. The two days spent lying on my back were enough for me to recognize that I don't do well when I can't get out in my garden. As though I didn't know that already, suffering from cabin fever after only one day spent indoors!
After a visit to the chiropractor I began serious exercises. Every morning as soon as I get up I take out my green gardening tools and go to work. As Carolyn mentions in the article I am rather amused by the color of the tools. The chiropractor gave me a green tennis ball. I already had the green child's ball. I bought the foam roller at a local store: all they had was green. The stretchy band came from a garage sale ($1) and a large body ball which is also green cost $2 at a garage sale. The rolling pin is brown. I don't believe I need anything else.
The article is well worth reading if you live in Austin and can get a hold of the paper. There is plenty of useful information.
I want to continue gardening as long as I can and I don't want aches and pains to stop me.