Finally, after 6 years, I have climbed Mount Moiwa again. I am so, so happy!!!!
Six years ago I damaged my knee cartilage and had many treatments and physical therapy to gain strength. Little by little I could return to normal walking life: supermarkets, walking in Odori and skiing. Finally going for long bike rides.
But the mountain climbing was too hard. I used to climb many mountains in Hokkaido. But that all stopped.
So Sunday morning I decided to try: I took the course from the hospital and care home. It took me 90 minutes....I went very slowly, taking many small steps.
But I did it. Finally!!!
It was wonderful to be back on that walking trail again and I enjoyed the flowers, trees and birds. I enjoyed meeting other climbers.
I felt as if I have started a new part of life. Happy.