It's a walk in the park is an idiom that means that something is easy to do. However, if you have rheumatoid arthritis and are experiencing a flare-up or have souvenirs of previous flare-ups - dislocated toes, destroyed ankles, knees, or hips - a walk is anything but easy. Each step can be excruciating - any movement may require a herculean amount of effort and teeth-clenching.
On Using Newtonian Law, I quoted Bronnie Thompson, a Registered Occupational Therapist and educator in New Zealand, who encourages movement during inflammation.
This Sunday, June 9th, at various locations across the country, The Arthritis Society is encouraging movement, while at the same time, sponsoring a movement - the 2013 Walk to Fight Arthritis. The goal is to raise money to fund leading-edge research and develop support programs and services to help the over 4.6 million Canadians living with one of the many forms of arthritis.
In case you're wondering how it feels to have rheumatoid arthritis, please read How Does It Feel? - Part 1 and Part 2. Now imagine how it would feel to take a pain-free walk in the park, moving freely, living, working and playing better!
Although I will not be participating in this event this year, you can still make a donation to The Arthritis Society by clicking on this link here.