I need to find some type of exercise that I can do... I have nerve damage in my left ankle due to a fall and subsequent bungling by my employer's worker's comp provider 3 years ago.
I was volunteering in an adaptive swim program for children with disabilities, and really enjoyed that. But then I moved 30 miles from the place, and although I still worked almost across the street, it was too much to drive on a Saturday. The traffic around here stinks. There aren't any places near me currently that offer such a program... Nor any places near where I am moving to in a few weeks (Baltimore) that I know of.
Swimming is about the only thing I can do, other than upper body weight lifting/aerobic machines. I can't walk without a limp, and I can't feel anything on the outside of my ankle from the small toe to about mid-calf, and the orthopedist has indicated that he does not think a stationary or regular bike, treadmill, stair machine, ski machine, etc... are a good idea. The same would go for any kind of aerobics that require jumping, stepping or quick movements.
So, what does that leave? Swimming laps is okay, and I do it when I can get to a pool that is accessible (ramp or short flight of steps), but I'd prefer something more involved. I've done water aerobics too, but the classes *all* seem to be during the day or around 4:00/5:00. I'm a special ed teacher, plus I'm in grad school... I'm never free then.