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I AM NOT GETTING OLD .... I AM GETTING SMARTER

Friday, April 02, 2010

TWO WEEKS AGO I HAD HAD A VERY TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE .. MY BACK WAS SOOOOO SORE I JUST COULDN'T STAND IN THE SHOWER. .. I WENT AND TRIED TO GET INTO THE TUB.. WHICH I HAD JUST HAD A LOVELY BATH IN A WEEK BEFORE. LOL.
BUT TODAY I COULDN'T GET IN. NOT EVEN SITTING ON THE SIDE.. NO WAY. SO I CRIED..
KEN CAME TO THE RESCUE.. HE BROUGHT ME THE STACKING STOOL.. I CRIED EVEN MORE AS I WAS SOOOOO SOOOO EMBARRASSED .. HE HAD TO BRING ME A STOOL TO SIT ON AND THAT I NEEDED IT..
I SHOWERED. THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS WITH THE DREADED STOOL..

THEN THE DR FINALLY GAVE ME SOME DRUGS.. PILLS.
THE PAIN WAS GETTING LESS AND LESS ENOUGH SO I CAN STAND IN THE SHOWER WITH OUT THE STOOL. SO I TOOK IT OUT..

NOW YESTERDAY.. I WAS THINKING TO MYSELF..
HMMMM IT WAS EASIER TO SHOWER WITH THE STOOL.
IT TOOK PRESSURE OFF MY BACK.
MAYBE IF I BRING BACK THE STOOL.
SO I DID.
AND NOW I AM HAPPILY SAYING I AM USING THE STACKING STOOL TO SIT ON TO SHOWER.

I AM GETTING SMARTER.. after all i will be 60 in oct..
why put extra pressure on your back when you don't need to ..
i should have thought of this a few years ago..
how easy i could have been doing things..

next you might see me wheeling around on my desk chair vacuuming. lol. emoticon

TOLD YOU I WAS GETTING SMARTER.. emoticon

THANK YOU TO ANYONE WHO READS THIS .. MANY HUGS TO YOU emoticon
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  • v GRANJERRY
    Hi Donna,

    Here I am an 85 year old and shamelessly take help to bathe and change everyday. We have a live-in trained couple who help me and DH with our everyday chores. they have been with us for the last six years. Since I have RA in my right shoulder I can't lift my fat podgy arm very high, so this young girl very gently helps me shower, change and even combs my hair for me.

    About growing old, well you need to take it in your stride and accept reality. You will be able lead a more healthier life…. take it from the old lady. Look at me, my over weigh has limited my mobility to a large extent, especially negotiating stairs, or even getting out of bed or my lazy-boy. But I won't use a walker. My vanity prevents me from using this. So i use a cane in one hand and a care giver props me on the other side to help me walk.

    Love your sense of humor though, that's the way to go…. emoticon
    920 days ago
  • v CALLIEA
    LOL.....if you are "60" then why do you keep telling everyone on your page that you are "a 57 year old on a mission"?
    Just wondering...... emoticon
    1934 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/7/2011 6:55:35 PM
  • v BEESPARKLE
    Yes, smart is wiser.

    Good move.
    2149 days ago
  • v HVMBRU
    Hope your back is feeling better! I swear mine is getting better but it is a very slow process as one ages. Just have to get smarter, as you say!! LOL

    Helen (in Calgary)
    2238 days ago
  • v TO.BE.58
    You are smarter, great idea, black pain is terrible My auntie is only 40 and has terrible pain, so age doesnot matter its just a number :( I hope you get better soon!

    Take good care of yourself and be happy

    Huuggggggggggggggsssss
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    Asmaa
    2238 days ago
  • v SASSYSAX
    Good for you..We finally reach the point to do what we have to do and age doesn't matter! Now you can shower with less pain.and why not?
    2245 days ago
  • v SUNNYWBL
    We gotta do what we gotta do to get the job done!


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    Sunny
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    2245 days ago
  • v DENALYN1
    Donna, That WAS a SMART move. I figure whatever it takes to be comfortable, safe and pain free, GO FOR IT!....
    KUDOS to you my friend. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2245 days ago
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