I hope you are well and having a good week?
So last week I found out that I had somehow managed to slip a disc in my lower back! No wonder I was in so much pain. For the last few months I had been thinking that the arthritis, due to my Lupus, had spread to my back and that things were getting worse. The pain got so bad that I decided to visit my GP. She referred me to a spine specialist who discovered the slipped disc. Before I knew it I was in hospital as a day case having a series of injections into my spine to take away the pain and inflammation. A week on and my back is feeling a whole lot better, now I need to start physio to repair the disc. I will let you know how I’m getting on!
Me looking pretty tired after he op!
I plan to start Pilates and Yoga once my back is strong enough to really build my core muscles and enhance my posture too! A whole new me by the time summer is here!
Two days after my op and I was back at The Snow Centre, Hemel Hempstead – no not me skiing, my Dad! It was his second lesson and this time it was a very early start! The Snow Centre opens at 8am on a Sunday so you can start the day with a refreshing run down the main slope if you wish.
The main slope at Hemel
Not for my Dad, he is still very much on the nursery slope, bless him. Being super early the snow was fresher, more compact which meant faster! Poor Dad ended up falling over a lot more this week! David, his instructor, said that being first on the piste means that your mistakes are not masked by piles of snow slowing you down and even though Dad spent more time on his bum than the last lesson he actually achieved more!
This time Dad was becoming more versatile with the snow plough shape and was introduced to changing direction! Woo hoo, go Dad!
Dad even looked better this week – style wise. Which to me is just as important – obviously! He wore black ski pants with a very cool red and black Spider ski jacket. You know, The Snow Centre even has a Snow and Rock shop in the same building so you can get some retail therapy after you have skied! Look out for great discounts as this time of year most ski shops will have a huge sale on!
Dad looking cool….kind of!
Dad is really enjoying it and wants to improve so that he can come skiing with Nicky & I next year. I guess that all of a sudden it will just “click” and he will be main slop ready! #exciting! The Snow Centre is such a great experience for any age! Kids can start from three or four and I don’t believe there is an upper limit. My Dad is 60 and he’s just started! Such a fantastic idea for the school holidays! I truly recommend!
For more information on lessons throughout the summer visit www.thesnowcentre.com
Can’t wait to see how Dad is getting on after lesson three – will let you know!
I’m now having a relaxing break in Mallorca with Nicky…..will tell you all about it when i’m home.
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