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Spring - New season - New beginning!

Monday, April 06, 2015

It has been a while since I have written a blog. The last couple of months I have been struggling with a lot of pain in my hips/knees/feet. Probably a combination of the rainy weather, turning 60 and going through a lot of stress both at work and at home. So, adding to the aches and pains I feel that I'm kind of in a depressed frame of mind. It is time for me to snap out of it!

After seeing my Dr. last week I had x-rays done on my hips and knees - hopefully we can figure out what is wrong. A CT Scan on the 24th is next. I am not one to complain about every little ache and pain and don't go to the Dr. very often - but if you listen to your body - you do know when something really is wrong - and I have reached that point. I have been having trouble with my short term memory, forgetting little things and it makes me crazy! This has resulted in the stress that I have been experiencing. I told my Dr. about that and asked if I'm losing it. He explained to me it is due to the pain that I have been having. He said that when we are in pain - it kind of takes over your brain and therefore we don't process and retain our thinking the same way. You know, that really made sense to me and it made me relax a bit and realize that this is what is likely happening right now.

I got a Spark Tracker and I am anxious to be able to start walking and exercising again so badly but...I have to heal my knee and figure out first about the aches and pains. I am trying to do some stretches though but that doesn't burn too many calories.

We are having a lovely Spring and I went out for an easy walk this morning with my Mom (83 yrs old). The swans on the Lagoon are nesting now and all the gees and ducks have paired up also. No little ones yet but it won't be long.

We have been having some amazing sunsets and I take pics from our balcony. I hope you enjoy this one!

Cheers! Gwen
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