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Wednesday 10/10 Cars, Exercise, Pain

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Hi there,

These three topics can be a problem, especially if they aren't working right. We have been dealing with issues with both of our cars and it has been a lesson in patience and how to use money budgeted for other very important things. The result is that after a new water pump and replacing the muffler and exhaust system that was damaged when our jeep was taken to the shop, it is running. After replacing the radiator and any number of other things, our car is not working yet. This family cannot manage with one vehicle and this is a problem.

How does that work with other things? Last evening, I decided to let our son use the car to take him and his brother to work and that I would go for a walk rather than going to the pool. It was blustery. We live in the country where there aren't sidewalks and paved roads everywhere. I had quite a time getting in an hour and a half of walking that kind of matched my pool workouts. I have had intense pain in my hip since then that won't let up. I'll be glad to get that injection next week that should hold me over until my replacement in December.

I'm going to go to the pool today before class and work it out. I hurt a lot and my meds and patches aren't doing the trick. I tried some gentle movement and stretching too. Ouch. This cooler weather makes me miserable and I know it is just a tiny step to what is to come.

I think I might try an ice bag next--although, I hate to get cold when the coolness is already bothering me. I will overcome this--I just need to find the right combination of activity, pain meds, temperature, and prayers. I think I'm a candidate to retire in the sun belt. I also don't think that could happen because I won't go that far from my family.

In the meantime, I am wondering if I could take one of our cars and run over the other one. It won't solve anything an would definitely make things worse--but for the moment, just a moment, it might give me a happy rush of adrenaline that would help everything. Ha ha, only in my imagination could such a thing be a solution.

Things could be worse--I might not be on break!!
Take care of yourselves!!
Gentle hugs,
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    We have a bunch of old vehicles so we are not stranger to car trouble. LOL. I hope you get yours fixed soon.

    What helps my pain sometimes is 15 minutes of ice followed by 15 minutes of heat, followed by 15 minutes if ice, etc. It seems to short circuit the pain. I have heard it works for other people too.
    2054 days ago
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    So very sorry for your car trouble Sylvia -I sure can't imagine a family of your size being able to get anything done without more functioning vehicles :(( Its a shame you didn't have a relative you could borrow a car from that isn't really using it.
    That is terrible your pain isn't being controlled and in my humble opinion, you are waiting far TOO LONG to get that hip replacement. December?? Not good enough. You need it now! I hope the injection works, but I don't have much faith in them..
    Just got our first snowfall today, but it is at least its melting as it hits the sidewalk. But have been having bone chilling rides on my scooter to my fitness classes. I have a rain cape to cover and protect my upper body and the scooter (its not supposed to get wet on the console), but I can't lower it to protect my legs & feet because it would catch up in the wheels which it did once when a corner dropped too low. The result is my feet and legs are cold by the time I get there in 25 minutes. With wet sneakers, I run the risk of slipping in the gym. I do have a towel which I mop up with as best I can. I just can't tolerate this cold and it always lasts so long here. Retiring to a warmer place is out of the financial picture here -I can't afford how much it would cost for my medical care I get free here in Canada and also I would lose all my pension and benefits going out of the country. But boy if there was a way, I would be gone lol.
    We can only dream...
    My thoughts are with you,
    {{{gentle hugs}}}
    2055 days ago
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