Hello All. I have forgotten to blog about last week’s swimming lesson. It went very well, and I eventually, though panicking, managed to swim on my back, and also learn the arm movements for swimming on my front. This week though, was, well, slightly challenging. I began the lesson, confidentally, but I paniced immediately, when they let go of me, in order to try and put me in the correct position. I always, for some reason, vocalise when anxious, and almost hyperventilate. My breathing increases, and I fight with who ever it is that is helping me, holding them tightly, in a vice like grip, sometimes growling at them, hyperventillating, teeth chattering, vocalising, moaning at them sometimes etc. I don’t know what it is, and why I struggle to overcome that first step, as it took 2 people helping me understand things this time. One moving away eventually, while the other supported me. It did though, go very well, and I managed to swim on m my back, kicking my legs, and in a slightly more balanced position. Now, I just have to overcome the fear, and constant panic I have, when learning something new, or knowing that I need to be moved in order to learn what ever it is, correctly. That’s easier said than done.
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