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It starts so quietly…. an ends in a whimper

May 30, 2019

….this is not a ‘real’ posting just vents from day 26,796 on my journey down life’s road.

Have I been in a comma for years and suddenly awakened? I have been in Texas three years now and the difference between when I arrived and today is literally like night and day. For instance the other day it was a major effort to get out of bed, put my shoes on and lace them up., with all the little aches and pains. Then a little later walking the short distance from my door to my truck I ended up needing to take a hit on my inhaler because I could not breath. What happened to the 70 year old guy that hauled generators and 5 gallon jugs of water around without any problem because the man I am now is definitely not the man that drove here from Alaska.

Or like yesterday when you go to bed feeling OK and wake up unable to walk, because your right foot is putting out some serious pain. Now I have know the level 10 pain that comes with gallstones and I would say this was hitting the 7-8 level. Yes I took my normal gout Rx and when I woke up this morning it was down to a 3-4 but it was still there whispering enough that I could walk but it was a shuffle step. Now after living 14 years in an isolated cabin I am used to dealing with problems like this but the availability of an the ER’s here in Texas had me thinking of heading over to one, except for the cost.

There is an old saying about sitting somewhere broken-hearted,
and the one about many others worse off than you are
so with those sayings in mind
and without any political grumblings from me
I will continue……

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Terry permalink
    May 30, 2019 5:57 pm

    As a long time friend of mine quoted her dad to me, ‘old age ain’t for sissies’. Another day, my friend 🙂

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    • Bambi Lynn permalink
      June 2, 2019 3:22 pm

      Yep…my Dad is 91, and has been saying that same thing for quite a few years!

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  2. May 30, 2019 7:54 pm

    “Get busy living, or get busy dying” one of my favorite quotes from the movie “Shawshank redemption” but easier said than done.

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  3. Jon permalink
    May 30, 2019 9:57 pm

    Yeah, i used to get right up out of bed no issues. Now I’ve taken the advice of a good friend of 41 years to stretch out a little while still laying down then sit on the edge of the bed for 2-3 minutes before getting up.
    Sometimes when I get up I stagger a little until my lower extremities get feeling.
    Don’t experience the level of pain you do, “ol buddy, but I feel it for you.

    Gout is a terrible pain. My sis-in-law has it once in awhile, so hope you feel better Pete.

    See where the Blue Loon’s new owner is going to rebuild.

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  4. May 30, 2019 11:10 pm

    Sounds like life, and everything burdensome had finally, caught up with your body now, and, it’s only, normal that this happens, because as we trekked through life, things will get heavy for us to bear, and, we still, carried all those loads on our backs, but, we will, find out ways out, we must!!!

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