The other day a group of us put together a badminton game. People were asked if they wanted to play, and if so, teams were put together. It sounded like fun, so I went for it.
As we were choosing teams and badminton racquets, the thought about my tkr came into my mind. I hadn’t played any sports since my surgery, about 16 months ago (February 2008). I remember before my tkr how I couldn’t play anything like badminton or tennis since my knee would twist and cause extensive pain. I was curious to see how it would go since my new bionic knee and I have developed a very nice friendship. 🙂
What a blast! I didn’t turn quickly. Come to think of it, I didn’t move quickly. Sometimes by the time I got to the birdie, I was looking down at the ground at it. 🙁 What I lacked in speed and agility, I made up for in sound effects. Those came automatically and turns out were the life of the game. (Doesn’t everyone yell â€œHA!â€ when scoring? Or, â€œLoser!â€ when someone misses the birdie?) 😕
It was a real workout and I was totally pooped afterwards. Badminton was the perfect tension for me. The birdie is so light that there was no forceful returns (when I completed a return instead of watching it whiz by). A nice, easy lob. Tennis would have been too difficult.
Can’t wait to play again. 🙂
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