I was in Belgium for work last week and one of my colleagues (an ex-gymnast who broke her spine and one leg in half)...used hyaluronic acid injections into her spine and leg when they would not heal...she said to look it up...here in Europe it may just be easier to get done than stem cell therapy...
I will look into it...
I just came back from Belgium, a marathon return trip with cancelled trains, running for replacement trains on different platforms, going the wrong way to get to the right train in time...in all 4 different trains (with carry-ons weighing a ton and work bags, bags of chocolate and purses...plus my best friend who did a lot of shlepping and carrying and climbing with luggage)...we managed to get back to Paris in time to be dissed by Uber and grab a cab that went exactly 1/2 mile in traffic only to kick us out due to a huge traffic snarl because of a demonstration march...meaning we then walked against the flow of demonstrators with all of the luggage, across the city until we finally climbed up and down the stairs into an overcrowded subway...And made it home.
My pouch, Goodness bless it, behaved beautifully through the whole trip, but my arms, back, hands etc...suffered.
But we made it home in one piece...I am thrilled that I booked the day off today because I truly need a rest.
We do what we have to do and pay the price later...but sometimes it is just worth the effort...I may not be able to do this trip again in a few years but for now, I am enjoying the freedom that my K pouch offers me and the joy of teaching abroad.
Next year I will be teaching in the Czech Republic, Belgium and hopefully anyplace else that they invite me...as long as my arms and pouch let me go, I will go.