Today is a much, much better day than the past two or three have been – actually the last week, for that matter.
I’m not sure how many of you know that, in the late 90’s I fractured my left hip. I opted for healing rather than surgery and was blessed that the hip did, in fact, heal nicely. All was well until “Ole Uncle Arthur” moved in. The hip is still strong but sometimes the pain gets pretty bad. When that happens I change my gait and my back complains in a very loud voice. That happened a little over a week ago. I couldn’t define exactly what hurt but there was no mistaking the pain.
At the same time I was having a problem sleeping and taking a prescription to break the insomnia cycle. Yep, you guessed it. All those meds put me in a funk. Nothing dangerous but I didn’t like where I found myself. I backed off to think the situation through and make some decisions. Those are made.
In the first place, I believe that if I loose some weight the hip pain will be less and occur infrequently. That, in turn, will eliminate developing the back spasms and pain. Further, there will be no need for drugs that diminish my quality of life. Sounds good to me.
Harry is supporting me 100%. He said it would be good if he can loose a couple of pounds, too. We are going to follow a strict plan for eating. I won’t call it a diet, but there’s a lot less of this and a lot more of than in our plan. Plans are better than diets. Right?
My live style needs to change, too. Nothing will change involving the kids and grandkids but just about everything else should – and will - though that will be a gradual process. My quality of life for the last several days is just not acceptable but I’m strong enough to address the problems and make the changes.
Ok, folks, onward and upward. I’ll not dwell on negative but look forward to the positive.
Those who have been concerned and sent email – thank you so very much. If I missed responding to any one of you I do apologize. Your concern and prayers helped me to center myself and focus on the problem rather than the symptoms.
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