Saturday, December 15, 2007

More fun with my left foot

I'm happy to report that I'm still reasonably good for folk dancing despite the recently-diagnosed ganglion cyst on the bottom of my left foot that I suspect developed after last January's foot surgery, in which a tiny blood clot was removed. (Why else would my foot have appeared to recover fully, then develop another lump?) I'm generally able to manage about an hour to an hour and a half of folk dancing, particularly if I dance outside the circle and at a slower pace. (The Thursday night Israeli folk dance session with Tamar at the JCC of Manhattan is now one of my favorite sessions--the room is big enough and the crowd just barely small enough that there's room to dance behind the circle. And Tamar's a great teacher.) If my foot starts hurting, I just sit down for a bit and enjoy the "floor show." I've even developed a talent for learning new dances while sitting down. I just watch the teacher/session leader and do the steps while seated, getting up when I think I've mastered the dance. Saves a lot of wear and tear on the soles. :)

I'm glad I'm still able to dance, or I wouldn't have had nearly as much fun at tonight's concert . . .


Blogger Sheyna said...

Ouch! I've got one of those cysts in my right wrist, courtesy of a very old car accident. Doc said surgery had a 50% chance of making it better but a 50% chance of making it worse. He said ganglion cysts used to be treated with the Bible.

This, of course, had me very wary. Was this some subtle conversion agenda?

Nope. The Bible was the biggest book around (now I suppose you could use Harry Potter) and they'd slam it down on the cyst and rupture it, thus "treating" it.

Dancing's much better!

Sun Dec 16, 04:12:00 PM 2007  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

"Dancing's much better!"

Amen to that!

As you said, there's not much point to undergoing yet more "time on the carving board" when the odds are only 50/50 anyway.

Sun Dec 16, 04:41:00 PM 2007  

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