Friday, August 22, 2008

Sorting it all out

Sometimes it's frustrating when you can't figure out for sure what's going on in your body.

I've been having some pain and mostly sore muscles lately.

My sleep hasn't been great either.

The doctors I see will ask me if I know why I feel this way. I can't seem to figure it out and I believe it can be almost impossible to know for sure.

The sleep could be due to menopause, or the new meds i'm on or who knows....

The pains...well there are a few. I now have trocanteric bursitis. Could be due to my power walking. I tend to push it too much without stretching first. Could be due to my aromatase inhibitor i'm taking, that keeps the estrogen down. My sore joints more than likely is due to that.

I'm seeing my osteopath about the neck,shoulder, back pain. The bursitis may have to be helped by Physical Therapy.

I had an x-ray on my hip area and it came out good, no fractures or dislocations or calcium deposits. Since I have osteoporosis they wanted to make sure I didnt' do some damage.

Figuring out why i'm having a symptom would be nice but is it really all that important?

Maybe not.

Walking really helps me in so many ways, and since I dont have a car or frequent use of one, I need to walk and take buses. Its hard when the doctor says to ease up on the walking when I really get good benefits from it.

So, i'm just walking slower and taking buses more often, but I'm still walking.

Its just another reminder that things are different now. I need to be more aware of my limitations and take better care of my body. I don't seem to heal as fast as I used to.

I'll be walking today, getting some food, i'll use my push cart instead of a big backpack.

It's all about adjustments.

I saw a story about an Olympic athlete (Natalie du Toit) who lost her leg and how she adjusted. She made it work for her, she adjusted her way of doing things and her way of looking at her goals.

My stubborn side wants to throw a tantrum and say, "NO, I want to do things the same way I used to!"

I'm readjusting my attitude, little by little.

Sorting it all out.

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