Well, the results are in! I can swim even with nerve issues in my leg. Scott (possibly unwittingly) motivated me to give swimming a shot despite my nerve pain in the most effective way possible- he put on his workout clothes. i HATE being left out of anything- especially something that is *my* thing, like the gym. so, with a little whining, i went and put on my swimsuit, let him massage my leg where it hurt, and we were off! i’m still having issues with my swim cap and keeping my earbuds in, but i felt like it wasa decent swim overall. i swam about 45 minutes again and because i was tired i managed 600 metres. not great at all, but i think what counts is that i did it. YAY!