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What an odd feeling


Thursday, June 20, 2013

I have been sore for pretty much the last year. I tried running last summer and it didn't work out too well. Now my leg hurts frequently and all this weather this spring has not helped. I've always had a bad knee and now my right arm (at least it's just one side of me going) can not go up past a certain point without feeling like something is pinched.

Yesterday I got to the point that I ached so much I was having a hard time moving, so I gave in and took some ibuprofen.

I did not get these issues taken care of at the last doctor's appointment, but it was my ObGYN, not a family doctor or a specialist, so we only got to go over so many things. I'll probably not complain about it to another doctor because these visits are starting to get expensive, so I'll wait until next year's regular appointment.

I'll bet some of these things are a normal part of going, but I don't like living with the start of pain that could get to be a daily thing and I hate taking pills for anything, but seem to be at least a couple of times a month for some pain or another.

I'll blame some of it one getting older, but I'm still pretty young in the grand scheme of things. It's time to start looking into healing foods for these pains. Sometimes it's migraines, sometimes it's muscular problems and sometimes it's just the normal "woman problems".

The aches I got yesterday are not things I think are really all that normal. I shouldn't have to hurt because I'm simply walking around. I don't ever want to get to the point that I can't move like my grandmother, I like my independence. I will keep on moving until I literally break if that's what it takes. I know that moving will keep my structure healthy and when I eat good foods I feel better, so I have to continue to make the best decisions for my body as long as I have control over my own body.

I will make my body strong! It is the only body I have, so I need to treat it well and let it grow in strength. I have already done much by losing some of the weight, now I just need to finish the weight loss and give myself some nice muscles. I need to get back to doing yoga, it's time to clear out the clutter in my home and move on from those things that are holding me back!

I am in charge of me!

Today's Holidays: Dump the Pump Day (find another way to get around today, it's about more than just not buying your gas today), World Refugee Day, Bald Eagle Awareness Day, National Vanilla Milkshake Day and National Ice Cream Soda Day.
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SUNNYWBL 6/23/2013 5:42PM

    Take Aleve or generic naproxen sodium. This reduces pain and swelling that can feel like pinched nerves and last for 12 hours.

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KAREN608 6/22/2013 9:46AM

    I have back/nerve problems and have to go every other week to chiropractor which keeps me going. Right now I go once a month and I have much more pain. Nerves do not like to be pinched. You may not have joint problem/nerve, I know two people that had really bad pain and it was cancer in their bones (30 years old). So do get this checked out as pain is not normal.

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AKATHLEEN54 6/20/2013 10:24PM

    I agree, I think if your arm is feeling like it is pinched you should get it checked out. It you wait it might get worse and then it could end up costing you even more. I would take the Ibuprofen and alternate heat and ice for a couple of days but if it is not better you should call. I don't know what your weather has been like, but I know when it is colder and rainy my arthritis in my knees hurts more and I am only 54. I take 400mg ibuprofen once a day, the walking does help. Take care of yourself. I hope you are feeling better soon. emoticon

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CLESHER 6/20/2013 4:03PM

    If it doesn't feel normal, I think a trip to the doctor sooner than later is in order....

National Vanilla Milkshake Day (Why, why, why.....oh... the horror...) must resist the vanilla milkshake............

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MISSG180 6/20/2013 3:52PM

    Keep going! You can do it!

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MRSTABER 6/20/2013 2:05PM

    Keep up the good work. Just remember that pain is your body's way of telling you something...and sometimes it is hard to figure out! I had a shoulder injury that took months to diagnose. Hang in there!

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