Aches and Pains
Sunday, June 09, 2019
This blog is about how many aches and pains I am having, so you can skip it if you aren't interested. I am taking 600 mg of ibuprofen every 6 hours and it helps.
My new hip hurts! It's been in there exactly a year now but it is sore when I stand or walk. Yesterday after shopping it was enough to put me in for bed rest. It isn't exactly the replaced joint. It is all the muscles that support the hip.
My right shoulder is painful if I lift my arm even halfway up to the bra line. The rotator cuff was surgically repaired a few years ago and never has felt just right. All week I noticed that I can't lift my arm. This is definitely worth a visit to the orthopod. He told me then that the repair wasn't that great and he had done all could do. Now it needs another surgery I think.
I have a stiff neck, no doubt from sleeping funny to accommodate the hip and shoulder.
I am feeling confined by all these aches and pains, like why does being 67 have to be like this? My weight is not all the issue this time. I have arthritis kicking up here and there, a little more every year. I know most of these pains would be there if I were pencil thin.
Yesterday I went to Aldi and shopped--$98 worth of stuff in eight heavy bags. This was great except the bagging at the store then the unpacking at home really strained my arm. Today I had to vacuum using my left arm and that is always weird, but the floor really needed some care. I will skip any other chores today.
It's an exceptionally pretty day so I will go for a short walk in the sun. The sun's rays always bring healing -- not sure why as I am not an Egyptian sun worshiper. I will give the pain killers some time to work then I can come back indoors to plan the week to come.