Saturday, October 29, 2011

Jeez - when did I get so old?

Still not much going on in my life - I'm still having to take it easy.  My injured ankle has almost healed, but now I'm having back problems.  I ended up at the doctor's office twice in one week.  The medication they gave me (4 different prescriptions) don't do anything to relieve the pain.  They make me stupid and groggy.  So I go to work each day without taking anything for the pain.  I come home, eat dinner, take a shower, take a handful of pills, and zonk myself out for the night.  When the weekends come around, I overload on pain pills all week long.  Last Sunday - I might have been awake 4 hours all day long.  When I woke up, I'd do the bare minimum, and if I had more pain, I'd take a handful of pills and go back to bed.

I've got an appointment next week to have my back x-rayed.  They think I may have fractured/broken a rib when I had my fall.  Wow!  When did I get so old? 

I am soooo ready to get healthy and feel better.  I've made the first step.  I went to a "Cooking Healthy" class my insurance company sponsors.  But I cook only for myself, and that's no fun.  Next?  When I finally get my health back, I'm going to sign up for Zumba, Yoga and Weight Watchers.  I tremble at that last one.  I can't do those first two until I get my ankle back in shape.  And I'm working on getting my nerves up for Weight Watchers.  I've never had to worry about my weight until I had a hysterectomy, and after that, the weight just piled on.  In my opinion, I need to lose about 75 pounds. 

So...now that I've spilled the beans on all that, I'm going to close this post.  It was really scary just putting all this down on paper.  Because now I feel like I've made a commitment. 

I can't wait until I find out about my back.  The doctor said there was nothing they can do if I have fractured or broken a rib - I can only have pain pills (which don't work).  But I still want the x-rays.  I want to know exactly what is wrong.  Because if I haven't injured my ribs, then there's something else wrong, and we can start working on finding out what the problem is.

Jeez - when did I get so old??

4 comments:

piecemealquilts said...

I'm right there with you, except for the injuries. Weight Watchers is a fantastic program - it teaches healthy eating and it gives you a support system. As for old - I was chatting with a new co-worker the other day and realized she was born the year I graduated from high school. Gah! Hope you're feeling better soon, and that the x-rays show nothing but slow healing ribs.

Shannon said...

Age creaps up on you when you are living. I am getting there also. I hope things start looking up. Hang in there!!

quiltzyx said...

Good luck with the xrays next week! I hope they find something that can be easily fixed.
I know what you mean about the hysterectomy gains too. Ugh.
Enjoy your cooking class & Zoomba & you'll be fine at WW. They really aren't so scary. :D

quilthexle said...

I'm sorry to learn you're in pain ... hang in there, and of course, get that x-ray done! I always feel hurt is easier to endure when you know WHAT is hurting ;-))
Keeping my fingers crossed for a speedy recovery!