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Blessings in Disguise

Thursday, June 27, 2013

There's an old saying, "You never miss the water 'til the well runs dry." I can attest to the truth of this because, while I did exercise, I never liked it much, or looked forward to it. Then I fell on my back and, over a period of time, I started having more and more lower back, leg and hip pain on my right side. I have almost no range of motion in my right hip and I can't get up and down off the floor without something to hold onto as I lower myself, and hold onto as I pull myself back up. About the only exercise I can get is a limited amount of walking. Things I used to take for granted: hiking; long shopping days with my friends; getting on my hands and knees to really scrub the kitchen floor - those are all thing of the past. Lately, you can find me picking up things on the floor with my "Grabber" and walking my little dog with my big old hiking stick as support for my aching back and leg. I would give anything to be able to walk on the treadmill or the track again - to go shopping without being near tears driving home because the pain is so bad. Yes, that old saying is very true - I miss terribly what I once looked at as a chore. emoticon

I have an appointment this weekend with a chiropractor who comes very highly recommended to me by someone I trust, and I am praying that I will be able to get back to "normal" with the right plan of recovery. I am always hopeful and I like to look at my glass as being "half full" - no matter what. So, I'm going to do what I have to do and if and when the day comes that I can go on a 3 mile hike again, I'm not going to look at it as a chore but, rather, as a blessing. emoticon

Let's never lose sight of those blessings in disguise that are ours - and that can be taken away in the blink of an eye. emoticon

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KELSEY54 6/28/2013 7:13AM

    I really hope you get relief from your appointment. It may not happen for a few appointments, so hang in there. One step at a time. Have a wonderful day! emoticon emoticon

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GABIBEAR 6/28/2013 12:07AM

    HI Carol,

I am so sorry that the pain in your back got so bad. My prayers and thoughts are with you and hope that the chiropractor you will see this weekend will help you greatly!

I always remember the blessings of exercise and will never take that for grated! Thanks for reminding me. Keep us posted on how you are feeling!

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BABYSMAMA12 6/27/2013 10:30PM

    Carol, you will overcome this and be able to go on those hikes againn! It may take a while but it will happen. emoticon emoticon

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GRAYLADY13 6/27/2013 8:43PM

    Very wonderful post. I appreciate everything you wrote. My situation is similar and I mourn being able to walk with ease. Let's stick to our goals and get better! emoticon

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