I am currently over 50 and I have led a rather active life. Dominic and I have hiked 3 miles to a castle in Europe and thought nothing of it. We spent days walking in the woods, bicycling, and just plain going. I worked out for years and spent hours and walked miles on treadmills. At one time I could squat, press, and lift hundreds of pounds. I like being active. These last few weeks I have ben in pain. My doctor is a little stumped as am I. I got a backache at GRL and it hasn’t stopped since. The muscles in my back, neck, and shoulders sometimes have a mind of their own. Last week I didn’t write at all on Thursday because my arms hurt to hold above the keyboard. This kind of pain really sucks! And I know that there are a lot of my friends who suffer from chronic pain and soreness. To you I want to say that I am getting a new understanding of life. Spending days just trying to find a position that’s comfortable and pain free can take hours. Medication works for a while, but the pain only comes back. This has bene my life for the last few weeks and I know for some of you, its been part of your life for much longer.
Let’s talk about sleep. Poor Dominic. Last night he woke me up because I was snoring and asked me to roll over. I had to tell him I couldn’t because the way I was laying was the only way I could be comfortable and pain free. Now my husband is a sweetheart. Did he get angry? No. Keep in mind that he had to get up and go to work this morning. I remember him leaning over to kiss me and then he got out of bed and slept in the guest room and this morning, he came in to check on me to make sure I was all right before going into work.
Pain sucks! There is nothing else to say. But having someone who understands, cares, and is willing to stand by me through this, makes the muscle pain tightness just a little less.