Born2Dance,<BR>Please please follow the advice given here. I know it is a difficult thing not to dance but really in the long run it is worth it. I'll share a few little stories here..not to make you sad but to show you the seriousness of it all..<BR>1) I have not danced for an entire year (I have danced professionally & on university level, this is my first time away from dance and it came as a big blow!)..I am just now beginning to do a daily barre (and only 20 minutes of work at that!) this is because I had surgery (non dance related) that requried a long healing process..but guess what? Half way through it I got impatient, I felt a little better so I thought "what the heck! I miss dancing so much..I'll be ok" so I tried to take class for a week. It was the dumbest thing I ever did. That week of class set me back a few months at least. My surgical incision began to split back open. Gross but true. I know your injury/problem is quite different and not surgical but think about it..you do not want to be out of dance for months & months just because of one or two performances.<P>2) another sad story (but not stupid like mine) This one is to inspire you!
It involves my friend.. she is a dance major and only a freshman so its been an exciting year of dancing so far for her but over Christmas break she was the victim of a drive by shooting. She was shot twice, once in the chest, once in the arm. By some miracle she survived. After being hospitalized for a month she returned to school..unable to dance until next fall..she has had to observe every single dance class every single day..she grows impatient to dance again but she knows that risking her health could result in never dancing again. She still wants to dance more than ever and can't wait for the fall. But the point is, SHE IS waiting and I hope you will too!!!! Save yourself more off time & pain. Give your body a break, it is telling you something and you should listen!