Some years ago MWM and I used to go line dancing every week! Unfortunately because of my knee we had to stop, but it is my dream to return to it once I'm up and running (so to speak).
How it started
I have always loved country music and when I noticed an advert for beginners classes in line dancing at a venue close by I persuaded MWM that we should go. He's not a natural dancer but I was sure he would be able to manage, so he agreed under sufferance.
I can't begin to describe the fun we had from the very first lesson. Of course we started off with a very simple dance 'Elvira' but were all soon in fits of laughter because invevitably some of us turned to the right instead of the left and ended up facing the wrong way. We went every Monday evening for many months and soon became quite proficient at it - even MWM! It must be eight years since I stomped out the dances I came to love - One Step Forward; Haunted Heart; County Line Cha Cha; Tush Push;Cowboy Charleston; Black Coffee; Tropicana Parking Lot; Cajun Skip; so, if/when we do return to it we will probably have to start at beginners again.
It's not only great fun but it's great exercise too, I lost almost 2 stones whilst line dancing so you can understand why I'm keen to get back to it!
What made me think of this today? Well see below for today's report on my knee.
Tuesday 13th March
There has been a dramatic improvement in my knee overnight! Much of the swelling has gone down so there is definitely some shape to my knee now. Alright it's less Betty Grable more a lumpy potato but it's there! Suddenly I can swing my leg out of bed without supporting it in my hands, I can do a straight leg lift from a sitting position and can lift my leg hip high! All this may not seem very much but believe me when you think you may never walk properly again it's fantastic. I'm feeling good today. :)