Snorkeling a Sensory Trick?


Posted by Kelly Saffell , Aug 07,2001,09:38   Archive
I went to Grand Cayman last week with my sister (there on business) and my husband stayed home with the girls. I kept hearing about the snorkeling and swimming with the stingrays so I talked myself into trying it although I truly believed I would fail. My eyes didn't spasm one time while I snorkeled. It was so incredible. All the coral, tropical fish, and even a nurse shark and a moray eel. I am so thrilled that I didn't have to miss out on yet another wonderful experience because of my disorder. When the girls are older it is nice to know that we will be able to do this as a family instead of mom sitting and watching like I have had to do so many times before ( go karts, water slides, etc.)

Kelly in Dallas




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Posted by Delaine Inman , Aug 07,2001,10:33 Top of Thread Archive
Go Girl! That's wonderful.



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Posted by Carol Arp , Aug 07,2001,13:03 Top of Thread Archive
Hi Kelly! Glad to hear you can snorkel! I have found that when I swim laps in the pool with goggles on I don't blink at all. Maybe it has to do with the goggles? I have never been able to figure it out.



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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Aug 07,2001,15:24 Top of Thread Archive
I'm so glad that you were gutsy enough to try it and what a thrill that it actually worked and you were blink-free. You just never know what is going to turn out to be one of those "sensory tricks". Thanks for sharing.

Shirley in AR.




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Posted by Owen Taylor , Aug 07,2001,20:35 Top of Thread Archive
Snorkeling has worked for me also - though no fish in the pool.... My wife just brought home a present of a new Scuba tank so that I can just sit at the bottom of the pool and relax. You may want to consider Scuba diving - It does not need to be tiring and is done with a partner. It is a pretty liberating feeling.

It sounds like a great trip.

Owen




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Posted by Kelly Saffell , Aug 08,2001,08:29 Top of Thread Archive
This was the first trip I've taken that I actually considered wanting to learn to Scuba dive. I think the kids had to be 8 so maybe 5 years from now when Cory is old enough we will go and learn as a family. Both the girls can swim already and Morgan snorkels in the pool all the time. I've never tried it in the pool but looks like I should.

Kelly in Dallas




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Posted by Billie Lowe (billie lowe,Billie Lowe), Aug 07,2001,21:43 Top of Thread Archive
Kelly, so glad you went snorkeling, I have always wanted to do that but never really had the change, & not sure if I would have the nerve if I did. It does sound like a better & more fun sensory trick than running the weed eater, which is one of the things that seems to keep my eyes open.
Billie in Kansas



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Posted by Kelly Saffell , Aug 08,2001,08:26 Top of Thread Archive
You crack me up - definitely more fun than running the weed eater!! When my mom found out we snorkeled with a shark (even though the breed was harmless) she had a cow! To be honest with you I can't believe I didn't freak out but the second you put your head in the water what you see is so amazing that you forget that you're in the middle of the ocean with who knows what. Swimming around watching a whole new world that God created under the sea is so peaceful and relaxing. By the time I finished telling all of this to my mom I think she decided maybe she could try it if given the chance.

Kelly in Dallas




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Posted by Joanne Matuzas , Aug 08,2001,13:24 Top of Thread Archive
Kelly, really glad to hear this!! Isn't Grand Cayman wonderful?
I've done lots of world traveling including scuba diving in Grand
Cayman, Cozumel, Red Sea (Israel) and Coral Sea where the Great
Barrier Reef of Australia is located over past years with my ex-husband.
My blephs hit after my divorce about 3 years ago. Haven't done much
traveling since then. Since I have this breathing problem connected
with the blephs, I wouldn't feel very confident about scuba diving now
but sounds like the snorkeling worked great for you and the scuba would probably be fine as well. I would probably try snorkeling before scuba again to determine how my body reacts.

Thanks for the post!! Joanne M. San Diego, CA




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