Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Last night was a bad night with a toothache waking me up. Wouldn't it be nice to be healthy and be pain free? I was talking to a lady at work about my dental problems and she said, "You know what causes that, don't you?" She answered herself, and said, "Birthdays." I hate to admit that she is right, some of our health problems when we get over 60 are caused by "wear and tear" and apparently we weren't made to last forever. Kind of like having an old house or old car, you fix one thing and something else breaks. It is a bit overwhelming to me right now as I am having gum disease which might involve a new bridge in front and also a toothache in the back. Then there is the newly diagnosed carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands which might need surgery eventually, the foot problem which might require surgery, the two bad knees which I am not sure how bad they are until I get MRIs and another problem of having cysts on the pancreas which is being followed by a specialist for a year now.
On the bright side, I am able to walk quite well with my new arch supports, and usually I can sleep pretty well. I don't have asthma symptoms any more like I did when I was 250+ pounds and in general I feel pretty well. I enjoy swimming at the community pool and have promised myself to go three times a week and am grateful that is a nice warm 84-degree pool which is great with my arthritis and fibromyalgia.
I have to remember how I survived in the past when my joints ached with the extra weight I lost. I never gave up and I focused on what I COULD DO instead of what I COULDN'T DO. It worked for over 10 years and it can still work now.