Big day today! I drove myself to the beach, carried a small chair and towel, walked onto the beach/sand and relaxed for a couple of hours. I even took a nap lying on the sand, which means I got down to the ground and up by myself! I also could move the sand around to support my low back and my neck and comfortably lie on my stomach. Now that probably all sounds silly to all you able body folks, but it was a huge milestone for me in both my hip and neck recoveries. The beach is my happy place and every time I manage to get down there and feel the sand in my toes, sun on my skin and hear the crashing waves, its so healing to me.