On the spectrum of disabilities it would rate rather lowly and is, in any case, non permanent. But it is disabling. None but the most astute of observers would notice however. But I notice. Every time I set out for a walk or go to gym or attempt as I do each day to stand on my head, I notice. Swimming is a different matter. Water is forgiving. Water is buoyant. And in swimming you can get away largely with moving your legs to a bare minimum.
Somehow I have pinched a sciatic nerve which has affected movement in my left leg. Anti-inflammatories are slowly working their magic and the pain has gone. But muscle movement is slow in returning. I walk with a slight limp and can no longer flip myself up to stand on my head, a position I find both invigorating and peaceful. I am grateful however that it is no more than a temporary inconvenience and probably doesn’t even justify having a blog post devoted to it.