Getting old is a pain in the…

2013-07-02 16.30.07.jpgMy grandma (Baba) used to tell me that in her mind she was still 18, and she told me this when she was in her 80’s.  She was a fun person who after she turned eighty started celebrating her birthdays in reverse i.e. 81 became her “18th” birthday.

Body versus mind.

My mind certainly can believe anything it wants but my body, well that’s another story completely.

sweet 8When I was young,  and I went camping with my family, I was the usually first one out of the tent in the morning.  I would spend the next few hours puttering and skipping rocks on the lake.

I mention this because yesterday I was down at the lake reliving those moments along the lake. I would look for a suitable flat rock and then crouch down and twist and fire that rock along the lake surface. 

Getting old is a pain in the BACK!  I hadn’t set any Guinness records yesterday before I realized I was in pain. That quick twist and throw without a few months stretching beforehand proved to be an painfully unhealthy decision that I am paying for.

Yesterday it was excruciating lower back pain, today less so. Last night I barely moved from a chair while I pressed frozen bags of vegetables onto my lower back.  Bless you Tylenol!

Fellow bloggers,  thank you for reading, and rest assured that your blog suggestions and comments are a boon to my recovery!  🙂

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About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and say thank you for their encouragement and suggestions.
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32 Responses to Getting old is a pain in the…

  1. Awwww lol I’m glad you relived those memories, sorry that you’re i n pain now lol! God bless and thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  2. My dear old daddy use to say, “What’s this young kid doing looking out of this old face?”

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  3. https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsGetting old is bullshit. Hope you feel better fast!

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  4. Greg says:

    Hope you feel better soon! Take er easy! You’ll be back on the bike in no time!

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  5. Carlo Tuzon says:

    Get well soon! You know what they say, during teenage years you have all the time and health but not the money. During adulthood you have all the health and money, but not the time. And, during your last years, you will have all the time and money, but not the health. The irony of life. Well, it’s still how we perceive life that dictates whether or not we will be happy. And, for me, I think you are still as happy as a kid amidst your growing age. I should learn from you! Great post. 😀

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  6. itsreenyk says:

    wishing you a quick recovery

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  7. Jennie says:


    https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsGlad you are on the mend. Your grandma had it right!

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  8. Cloud Walker says:

    Wonderful about your grandmother, pain for your back try anti- inflamatotied, tumetic, 9 different omega and bromalian. Feel better

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  9. Claudette says:

    Yes. I am more tired now than when I was when I had toddlers. 🙂

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  10. Bob says:

    Every day you wake up is a good day. get well soon.
    Bob

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  11. Hope you’re feeling better soon. I know all too well about the aches and pains that creep on us. As I type this I have a hot water bottle under my foot for a pain that’s been going on for too long. Finally taking the podiatrist’s advice. Good luck!

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