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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.



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  • BESSHAILE
    I'm so sorry you hurt all over.

    Have you had any success with physical therapy? Especially with the shoulder
    144 days ago
  • HIPPICHICK1
    I have found that with every better thought I can think, I feel physically better. My GF gave up fighting with her hubby because she said her body hurt all over and it was worse when they fought. She feels so much better now! I truly believe that being more positive, generally speaking, has helped me leave body pain behind. When it catches up with me I realize that I must be thinking more on the negative side than the positive and when I drop the subject that is making me feel crappy and think of something that produces positive feelings in me instead then the pain subsides.
    150 days ago
  • SUZYMOBILE
    Too bad you can't do CBD oil.
    154 days ago
  • WATERMELLEN
    That is a LOT Of pain -- I'm glad your comment indicated it got a little better later.
    154 days ago
  • BETHGILLIGAN
    boy, do I hear you! it's frustrating, for sure. the list of aches and pains just continues to grow. we've started having the aches, pains, meds, doctors, etc. dinner conversations with our friends and then laugh at ourselves cause we sound like our parents sounded! none of us thought we'd ever be like them and here we are!
    155 days ago
  • SUNNYCALIGIRL
    I hope your next surgery on your shoulder goes well. Can you talk to the doc about your hip, should it be still painful? Are there exercises that could strengthen the muscles that support it?

    Do you qualify for home assistance? I do, I wasn't getting enough done and it was tiring me out and some of it becomes dangerous when my Meniere's Disease is acting up. Or it's just not what I need to be doing at all.

    I am 53 and taking ibuprofen for my last menstrual cycles (they cause a lot of pain) and also because I have arthritis now--I was very active in my youth and it's come back to be not so pleasant.


    Good for you for enjoying the sunshine! emoticon emoticon

    155 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/9/2019 5:19:31 PM
  • JANEDOE12345
    Ibuprofen really helped, plus a little walk in the sunshine. I feel better! Plus sitting here cruising the web is restful and although a waste of time, it keeps me from taking a nap and completely ignoring this pretty day. Thanks for your comments, friends. Aches and pains ---what a pain!

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    155 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    I am so sorry you are suffering so.
    I am your age and it does seem that the aches and pains keep adding up.
    For me, one goes and another one starts.
    It sure does make it hard to stay active.
    My plantar fasciitis has barely responded to several rounds of PT, after an entire year.
    My bruised tailbone from a fall Jan 1 is almost gone.
    My five months of personal training helped my hips so so much but now my right knee is killing me for no apparent reason.
    It is hard not to relieve the stress and comfort one’s self with food and wine.
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    155 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    ((((HUGS)))) and prayers.
    155 days ago
  • DAIZYSTARLITE
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    155 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    What a drag it is getting old. Sounds like you have some bionic parts. Take it easy some. Rome wasn't created in one day.
    155 days ago
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