Glad to hear. We're all doing well. It appears I had pneumonia over the winter. And when I got over that, I had tennis elbow -- even though I haven't played tennis in decades and it was in my left elbow (I'm righthanded.) Now that's finally better, but I'm getting over a stye in my eye, so the eye doctor won't give me my new contacts. It's been ten months since I've been on the Aikido mat.
Thanks for the healing thoughts, much appreciated. I thought it was just a winter cough, but it seemed to have persisted for two months. Never really had a fever or the chills, so I didn't think much of it. Oops. Glad you snickered at the AARP. It's how I meant it. I'm no where near retiring, why are they sending me "old people" stuff?!
Not intending to be nosey, but EDed a message you sent about being sick & remembering how you told me you were one day a few weeks ago, I read it all. Man, you HAVE been sick if you've had pneumonia! SO, SO, sorry to hear about that. Take your Rx, rest & get well! Couldn't help but snicker though (& I'm sure that's how you meant it to be), about receiving application for AARP! They do have some good benefits, though! Healing thoughts, hugs, & prayers! DEb
Please don't ever feel you need to apologize when you haven't responded right away--see, I'm worse than you! I hope you liked 'your quote Lol' & the picture for it. I wanted to show that the 'dog & cat enemy', but them in quiet peacefulness with each other. I'm familiar with the bone spurs & bone on bone & the terrible pain. But, as you said, it beats the alternative. And just when I'm feeling sorry for my woes, I hear of someone who is so much worse than I am. Sometimes, the Rx side effects do end up making things worse. I was on heavy-duty narcotics for a few years, but I still always hurt! Don't think there's anything that stops that unless it puts you to sleep & I'm not interested in that either. We just have to 'hang in there' & my cheez peeps have definitely made that a LOT easier!
sorry I'm a bit late, was sick yesterday. FAI -- basically I have bone spurs on the ball parts of the ball and socket joints. Bone on bone is. . . unpleasant in the least. When I was originally diagnosed I took the option of Ibuprofen, 400 mg a day. Problem ws, after 18 months the side effects kicked in, causing me nausea and loss of appetite, which hasn't come back 3 years after stopping. Did some PT which has helped, but at some point there will be surgery. Option one is to sut open the leg, dislocate the joint and use something like a Dremel rotary tool and reshape the hip. Option two is hip replacement, which I want to avoid. Still, getting older beats the alternative.
Oh no! I had to look that up! & still not sure I totally understand it, except that it HURTS & limits mobility. Are you still able to get around? Is surgery in sight? I have to use a cane now due to an arthritic knee & now the other is beginning to act up. I'm sure a replacement is in the future & sometimes I'm ready for it, but will put it off as long as possible. And I used to think you were one of the 'young ones' on the site! Take care of yourself!
Mine is in the SAME city & I won't go! 40, & bi-focals? You are right on target with the aging process! Be prepared--my wonderful grandfather always said "Old age ain't for sissies?" In the happiness of my youth, I never even thought to ask him for details! I'm sure I would have never truly believed it though!
ARGH! It will be my 44th!! Won't go to the reunions though as do not want to see ex-hub. And he thinks he's the light of the world & wouldn't miss one until he's dead! I had to recite Hamlet's soliloquy (sp?) in H.S. & could do it for many years thereafter. Haven't tried it in at least a decade, so doubt I could do it now! Was just laughing with my son last night (HE turned 43 yesterday!), that I don't refer to my life in YEARS anymore, but instead DECADES! OH, the PAIN!!! LOL!
But he's still family! And oh, so true, "poor guy"! I was about to ask you if he was the one in the stroller, but checked back at your Stuff & found that that is Sparky. As well as knowing about my 'friends', I like to know about their 'kids'.
You're welcome. Angus is actually their "cousin," he's my parents' dog. Soon to be 16, arthritic and has developed a lot of food allergies, can only eat special dog food, and no human food, even meat. Poor guy.