One annoying part of life, the aches and pains of growing older, how about you?

@nanajanet (4436)
United States
October 1, 2008 11:16am CST
I guess that I should be happy that I CAN feel pain as that means that my nervous system is working properly and I am sure people who have lost the use of limbs, and other body parts would say, "Don't complain!! I would trade with you in a moment!!". There are days though that I get out of bed, out of a chair, out of a car, and I remember saying to my grandparents and parents, "Why are you groaning when you do that?" Of course, they would say, "Wait until you get older, you will understand." Hehe, they were right!! I teach dance and I always had a bit of soreness after a really grueling class. Since I danced every day of the week, but Sunday (unless we had a performance or rehearsals), I always had some pain, but it was different. Now, I teach a class, do not work as hard as the students do, because I am busy going around and correcting them, but at the end of four hours of classes, my knees hurt (I have mild arthritis, and had surgery on my right knee for a torn meniscus), my lower back is still and aching and I walk like a woman in her 90's not 50's!! LOL I can't wait to get home and soak in the hot tub, but sometimes, by the time I get home, I am just too tired to do that, too, because I must shower after to remove the bromine (used for killing bacteria in the hot tub) from my skin. I just don 't have the energy to do that! LOL So, who of you can relate to what I am saying and who of you think this will never happen to you (hehe, maybe Jack LaLaine can say that, who knows?)?
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4 responses
• United States
1 Oct 08
Oh I hear you! I know what it is to be tired. * I've developed fibromyalgia which is a pain condition giving you constant pain. It's as if you've been beaten. I am left tired, and I must take medication in order to function at all. Even with the medication, I live on SSD because I can't work. All this, and I am just 40 years old.
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
1 Oct 08
I have three friends with fibromyalgia and they have done different things to help the pain. Go to this link and look at the articles. I hope they might help you. http://search.mercola.com/Results.aspx?q=fibromyalgia&k=fibromyalgia
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@Barbietre (1439)
• United States
2 Oct 08
A friend of mine gets help from fibro with B12 shots.
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• United States
3 Oct 08
Thank you for the links and suggestions.
@mayka123 (13470)
• India
7 Oct 08
Of late I have been feeling the pain, especially when I sit long hours at the computer. My job is such that I am sitting for eight hours at one place. Hardly get the change to get up and take a walk inbetween. Probably due to lack of exercise.
@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
7 Oct 08
Yes, when I was teaching dance 6/7 days per week, I did not feel it as much. The tired muscles at the end of the day, yes, but I had more energy, overall. Now that I retired from owning my dance school and only teach one day per week, I feel a difference. I babysit my granddaughter 4 days a week and do a lot of work on the computer, so I sit more. I try to get out and do yard work, heavy duty stuff, and lots of home improvement and cleaning, but it's not the same.
@Barbietre (1439)
• United States
2 Oct 08
Tell me about it. But the samll pains are really not so bad, most of it is from stiffness, because I find as a start moving, I feel better.My toe that had surgery does have some residual pain but only after I have been on it a long time. so I feel it at night when trying to sleep. But during the day walking it is fine. You know many people have resorted to eating low fat, but the joke is on them, the fats keep our joints lubricated. Jan, add more fish oil, and see oil that helps.
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
2 Oct 08
I have fish oil, everyday, and eat fat, but it's only when I have overdone in dance. Since tap class does a number on the knees, constant movement, that's when it's the worse. It's not really pain, just stiff, as it swells.
• Malaysia
2 Oct 08
hi nana, i am just at my late 30's and i can already see the signs ...especially now days i am easily tired especially after long days work and coming home to be a wife ... i am not a mother yet... i do not know if i can take the work load if i am going to be mother now .. cheers