My 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.
When 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! 🙂