About an hour later I could finally stand up, but the pain was still excruciating and to make a long story shorter, I spent the next 3 months limping, not knowing what was wrong with my knee (which was swollen too) and then having that injury make the arthritis flare up in my TOES of all places! That made it even more difficult to walk and to go up and down the stairs. I couldn't do my daily walks, which was very disturbing after walking nearly every day for 3 1/2 years to keep my weight and blood sugar under control.
But now I've been on medication for a week that has halted the arthritis pain, plus the knee pretty much healed itself. That was a relief after I had an MRI to make sure there was no injury that would require surgery. I've walked three days in a row now and am feeling so much better, so I thought I would attempt to do a little writing that doesn't involve a lot of whining! That's pretty much what I was doing for several months!
In the meantime....I had a birthday in April, finally hit 65 and still find it hard to believe!The kids took me out to a Japanese Steakhouse (my first time) and yummm was it good!
Everytime I pull out that Medicare card (which has been quite often lately), I have to relive it over and over....I am 65 years old! :) I know, many of you say 65 years "young", but hey.....whatever! I keep thinking, based on my family history, I've probably got another 30-33 years left in me and I am trying very hard to stay healthy. It's hard because the older you get, the more things start falling apart!
I've been doing a lot of backyard birdwatching and practicing with the camera I got for my birthday. Still don't see the variety of birds that I saw in Michigan, but I still love trying to capture some great moments like this one of a White Winged Dove and others at the feeder:
I'm also happy to be able to get outside and take pictures, although I have to get out there around 7:30 am before it starts heating up. Yesterday I met a gentleman who is 79 who also was getting back to walking and it reaffirmed that it's never too late to pick yourself up and start over. :) So, I will leave you with a few of my photos from this morning's walk and will promise AGAIN to try to post more often here and share my journey into the aging process. Maybe I should change the title of my blog to "From middle-age to seniorhood and all that inbetween stuff"!
Your photos are lovely. I turn 69 in August. I really should get walking but I can't seem to get motivated.ReplyDelete
Thanks Eva....I can't believe what I just did after I posted that..... I bought myself a bike! I haven't ridden a bike for probably 50 years (and I'm even kind of scared to get on it), but the orthopedic doc said he'd rather see me biking than walking. I wasn't planning on doing this (except maybe at the gym) but when I saw this bike it was calling my name. Now I will have to post a picture of it! :)ReplyDelete
Based on your family history, you’ll get to have a long and happy life the way you expect it to be just by keeping healthy. Try to take being 65 with a Medicare as a good thing. You seem to be doing great in taking care of yourself, anyway. The way I see it, I think you’re aging gracefully!ReplyDelete
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