Ha! Mom has spinal stenosis, too, she had an operation last year... aw jeez where's my brain when I need it... I've got aphasia of the fingers this morning ha... okay, a laminectomy! Whew. Too early to be thinking apparently!
So Mom had a lumbar laminectomy and the installation of a stainless steel cage to keep her spine erect and her vertebrae from squishing her spinal cord and nerves. UGH! Her sciatica was being pinched and she was bedeviled with acute leg pain, inability to "feel her feet".
The operation helped but didn't eliminate the problem .
Quite the ordeal for a 80+ year old woman.
Of all the kids in the family Mom and I are the most similar in terms of physical appearance and health tendencies... she also has hypothyroid disease, no one else in my family does.
So with this in mind I've used both my parents (I've already outlived my father) as a predictive factor of my Fate... and seek out healthy ways now, while I can... modify my behavior and eating habits in an attempt to forestall my genetic heritage.
ANYWAYS... enuf about me!
Keep at that Zumba... you may have to find an instructor that isn't as highly choreographed at first to work your way into it. Or keep doing what you do... sample a little at a time, work your way into it.
The most popular instructor at our gym has fun music and simple steps anyone can do, LOTS of repetition (less thinking... I like that in a Zumba class!)... we even get kids in our class which is so much fun... they're so cute! You might enjoy a class that's set up like that... one that has a greater sense of community.
Until then, as the song goes: Wiggle wiggle wiggle!
Have a fun Sunday.
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