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Injured, again. Aging is challenging. Do you have inspiration?

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insidesoloist

Hey all,  I haven't been around for quite a while again, in part because I got injured again...and again...and again.  I have historically found it hard to be around dance stuff when I can't do it myself.  However, since as I age, it seems like this happens with more frequency, I've decided to try to accept my current status as not able to take class, lean into it, do what I can to get better and back to dancing, while continuing to be in touch with dancers. Because, let's face it: Y'all are my people, and my world just gets so sad, less colorful, and less fun without dance and dancers in it.

Right now I can walk, but not run, jump, or fully flex or point my left foot.  I'm currently just doing ab work while I try to rehab this ankle injury.

What do you do when you can't take class?  Do you have anything inspirational to share?

-is

 

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Kalashnikov

It helps to attend class by only watching or marking with the hands.

 

When I broke my foot only my disability to travel made me stay away from class.

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BalletFamily

Just got diagnosed with tendinitis of the hips.  I'm allowed to attend class if I'm super careful but I'm not sure even that will be enough, since my back decided it was being left out of the fun and is now killing me.  Life is fun.

No inspiration for you.  I just miss it.  If you can do stuff with modifications, and that is meaningful to you, then do it.  I did with other injuries.  But if you can't go at all, then it's hard, I get it.  Good luck.

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SFLA_Ballet

When sidelined by injury, Pilates and Floor Barre worked well for me. All the best:)

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MattMan

Yeah, it stinks being a bit older.  It seems that there is almost always at least one "roving ailment" somewhere, and our bodies don't heal as quickly as they did when we were 25 or so.  Like Rozanne Rozanna Danna said, "There's always something."  If its not my knee, it may be my lower back, or my upper neck, or my inner thigh, or my opposite calf, or ... ... ... I still have red marks from my fall on my bicycle two years ago!  Cheers.  

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