Getting older isn't for the faint of heart

@1creekgirl (13053)
United States
December 4, 2018 2:56pm CST
I really am thankful that we're as healthy as we are. I'm not complaining, just explaining. Or "s'plainin" as Ricky Ricardo used to say to Lucy. Sunday morning when my alarm on my phone went off and after knocking it to the floor, I reached over to get it. My feet got tangled up and I rolled right off the bed onto the floor. Thank goodness for carpet. I seemed okay and basically I am. But I must have hit the night stand because I now have a large purple and green bruise on my arm. If you didn't know better and saw me, you'd think it could be a tattoo! I am a little sore on the side that hit, but so glad it wasn't like that time two years ago when I fell flat on my back on our cement patio. Amazed, but thankful I didn't break any bones, although I think it did contribute to the severely torn rotator cuff that I ended up having surgery on last year. Speaking of falling, our daughter who had surgery on her hip yesterday, fall last night in her bathroom. I guess she thought she could navigate without waking her husband, but obviously she couldn't. Her knee is sore, but the doctor said it should be okay and hopefully didn't damage the recent repair. I told her not to ever do that again without help! She was groggy from the pain meds and trying to use crutches. Hard headed youngin. And I think I'm going to have to see an Orthopedic doctor about my foot. I've had a lot of pain under my toes in the ball of my foot for several days when I walk. Ibuprofen helps some, so I'm hoping that will avoid a doctor's visit. I had to take my husband to the emergency eye clinic Sunday afternoon. His eye was red and painful and we were worried the pressure was up (he has a chronic eye condition called Iritis), so he has to be really careful. It turned out to be viral and got more drops, ointment, and pills (similar to Shingles). Yesterday, I noticed an aura in my right eye. That's one of those silver zig zag lights that can proceed a migraine. I quickly took two Excedrin Migraine tablets, said a prayer that it wouldn't turn into a horrible headache, and praise God, it didn't. I have the auras more often without the headache, but when I do, it's terrible. So, that's all my complaining/explaining for now. My concerns are so minor, compared to many other people's pain and heartaches. But please do continue to pray for our daughter and I thank you for your prayers and good wishes. Merry Christmas, y'all!
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@LadyDuck (189003)
• Switzerland
5 Dec
I have time by time those aura and usually they are followed by horrible migraines. Aging is not funny I know, but it's the best between the two alternatives.
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@1creekgirl (13053)
• United States
5 Dec
You're right about the alternative. I'm sorry you get migraines, they are horrible.
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@LadyDuck (189003)
• Switzerland
5 Dec
@1creekgirl It's a lot better now than when I was young. At least something that got better aging.
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@1creekgirl (13053)
• United States
5 Dec
@LadyDuck That was certainly one good thing that improved with age. I've had the auras for years, but only had one real migraine. The pain, to me, was worse than all the surgeries I've ever had. And I've had many.
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@Juliaacv (35299)
• Canada
4 Dec
I didn't take this as a complaining post at all. It more of a you think you've got it bad now.....just wait a few years post. We all age each and every day, and by no means is your daughter old, but she is older then she was a year ago. Like her, I began the "aging process" rather young as far as ailments that would last the rest of my life. And for all of the pills that I've been prescribed, I'll have to say that a good laugh is the best medicine in the world. And I find that I get the biggest laughs at my own expense.
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@1creekgirl (13053)
• United States
5 Dec
Laughter really is a wonderful medicine. It helps when we can see the humor in our situations. Enjoyed your comment!
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@amadeo (78705)
• United States
4 Dec
that is a lot to complain there.Do not want to talk about the pain.
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@1creekgirl (13053)
• United States
4 Dec
I can complain about a little pain, but when it's really bad, I don't want to talk about it either. Hope you'll feel better soon.
@amadeo (78705)
• United States
4 Dec
@1creekgirl going to see the Dr.about getting a shot.Lot of people saying how wonderful that it is?
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@1creekgirl (13053)
• United States
5 Dec
@amadeo Shots aren't fun, but hopefully they will help whatever is going on.
@sofssu (18593)
6 Dec
Sorry about those things going on in your life. Sending prayers and good health wishes to you, your husband and daughter. Hopefully you will all recover soon. Take care.
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@1creekgirl (13053)
• United States
6 Dec
Thank you! We're improving with God's help.
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@sofssu (18593)
6 Dec
@1creekgirl Praise God.
@FayeHazel (22123)
• United States
6 Dec
Pray sent for daughter. I'm sorry to hear your struggles. I will pray.
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@1creekgirl (13053)
• United States
6 Dec
Thank you, Faye, I know you've got a lot going on in your life right now. I think we should call ourselves the "Victorious Vicki's"
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@FayeHazel (22123)
• United States
7 Dec
@1creekgirl I like that, go team Victorious Vicki's!
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@Courage7 (21585)
• United States
5 Dec
Oh dear so glad you didnt do any more damage Vicki. Poor you guys bless you and God heal and protect you xo Its okay explain away. Merry Christmas too lol
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@1creekgirl (13053)
• United States
5 Dec
Thank you for your prayers.
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@Courage7 (21585)
• United States
7 Dec
@1creekgirl Welcome Vicki xo
@CarolDM (9082)
• United States
5 Dec
I hope your daughter is ok after her fall. And take care of your foot, and your husband's eye... and your eye.
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@1creekgirl (13053)
• United States
5 Dec
Thanks for all the good wishes, Carol! Just found out our daughter's husband was with her, but she just lost her balance in the bathroom. So glad to know she didn't try to go by herself. My foot has quit hurting and I pray it won't start back. My husband's eye is healing and feels much better with the drops, ointment, and medicine. So, we're all improving and God is merciful.
@JudyEv (142050)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Dec
That's sad about your daughter. I would be much the same - not wanting to be a nuisance and thinking I could manage.
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@1creekgirl (13053)
• United States
5 Dec
I told her she'd better not try that again!
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@allknowing (73241)
• India
5 Dec
You seem to be head over heels in love with the floor. I too could be if I am not careful
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@1creekgirl (13053)
• United States
5 Dec
That's funny "head over heels". I just don't have good balance. You be careful too.
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@ilocosboy (40475)
• Philippines
4 Dec
Well I think I have some explaining too with some issues in my body, but as they say here, signs of aging and no need to complain.
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@1creekgirl (13053)
• United States
4 Dec
You're right, my "complaints" aren't really even worth talking about. I have so much to praise God for.
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