The good news is that we are all living longer- the bad news is that because of this , our parts are wearing out. We take as good care of ourselves as possible but, we can’t stop nature entirely!
It seems as though my dancing up a hill (as stupid as that sounds now) didn’t create just a back twist. It seems that after years and years of straining my stomach wall in all different ways, that little dance twist let loose a hernia that had been waiting to happen???? What? Yes, that’s right. So I not only had this back, hip, pain but every day I had a hard bulge in my stomach that kept getting bigger and was the source, or so it seems, of the pain. After every test imaginable, two doctors have confirmed that it is a hernia!! No cancer returning, no broken bones, but a hernia. Thank You, God!!!
Ok, so now what? No operation, they say, It will be three weeks this Wednesday that this whole thing started and I have gone from feeling sorry for myself (very) to OK , let’s solve this thing! Of course, it helped that the pain went from being a full out 10, night and day to a 2-4 (kind of like a toothache) I get it , we get to live longer but we are going to have to put up with some problems that generations before us didn’t have.
I apologize to everyone (including my husband) who has had to live with some level of pain every day and I didn’t get it. I would say,” think good thoughts and just walk your pain away”. Well, sometimes, that is just not possible.
Those in generations before us weren’t playing golf, tennis, skiing, hiking, (Yes, and dancing) IN THEIR EIGHTIES AND NINTIES. That’s our generation!
So, of course it helps us as we grow older, if we are positive and of course it helps if we exercise, and eat properly but at the same time our parts, such as shoulders, knees, hips, eyes, ears etc. are going to wear out and need to be replaced or helped along in some fashion.
After all my complaining these last few weeks, I’m back to realizing how lucky we are. We’ve lost a two good friends in these last few weeks with another seriously ill and we are still standing!
I’m no longer asking “why me?”
I feel blessed!!
"If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn't ask me, I'd still have to say it." - George Burns