I would normally write about some current event and explore it but the last few weeks have given rise to something that is personal for me. It is that I have noticed more older people are forced to deal with physical pain that sometimes can be the very problematic. I have been going through my own roller coaster this year with managing physical pain which I never had before and sfor some reason turning fourty something makes this happen. I know tha I have most of my life been in better physical condition than most people in my generation and older but ageing does not so funny things to your body. Like that ouch in your hip that just seemly at the most inappropaite moment grabs you with a sharp stabbing needle pain or that nagging dull throbbing in your tooth that no matter what you do seems to have a life all it's own. Pain comes in many forms and can be sometimes as in for me a come a go situation from all the past injuries that I had over my life span. I never had much of a normal life compared to other people who would bound down the road doing back flips and jog 30 miles like it is just too easy for them. I have allways had to deal with some nagging issue connected to some area of my body that seems to remember what happened twenty years ago and now after two or three decades just for no reason comes back with a screaming pain that lets me know how dumb that accideent really was at that time. Many of my friends and former ex women in my life now complain of some kind of pain and tell me how they are forced to manage their problems. I never known a life of any year in my life that did not include some or many pain filled days,months and some times years which might be shocking to many people who know me and to those that don't know me. Living is definately a process but ageing is a great benifit as you are living longer and does come with unfortunately too many ouching pain filled days or more than that. Everyone living can relate to my story as many people have to live with pain in some part of their body which can sometimes be crippling to them. I am fortunate to meet a very nice older guy at the local donut shop over the week end who explained to me that his leg is a weather berometer and he allways knows when it is going to rain including approximately what time of day. I really feel sorry for him because he told me that on those days it rains he is totally hobbling along wincing in agony over his leg and hip pain that came from falling off a roof combine with a motorcycle accident earlier in his life. He explained that he has a metal rod in his left leg and his leg and hip is screwed together with a metal plate and screws to keep his leg from falling off his body. He is sixty six years young as he tells me winking his eye at me and says awe pain is not so bad at least he is living longer. The doctor said he would be crippled or most likely dead in a year from gang green infection or from all the other related injuries tha he has origianlly from his accidents. I think that is great he has such a good attitude about his problems and he is allways laughing and seems very happy generally as a person. He did impart on me that in spite of his medical problems he looks forward to living and a future and he told me life ais about good attitude,good caracter and darn it you better joke and laugh alot or life becomes very dull and at my age he says to me then when it is dull that is when older people get stuck in their mind counting the days minus until they are dead. So in orrder to manage the aches and pains keeping your mind and all your body moving daily now matter how painfull it is to do and you will be the oe who is still living and laughing at 80 and 100 years old while everyone else had a funeral and got planted he related to me this from his own personal life experiances. I can see at my age being fourty three this year where he is coming from as I have my own issues with medical problems that I deal with. The fact that like this man that I have talked to I allways try to get past my limitations caused by pain filled days for which in my life which can be sometimes a big challenge. I have unfortunately had to many of physicallly painful days in my life that have forced me to step back and realize I am not twenty age anymore and I do have some kind of limits because of past injuries that I did to my body long time in the past. I have had other years when my life is really good in combination feeling that I could easily climb Mount Everest which is so awesome to have in ones life. I can see that I am fortunately that I am not crippled but that I could have easily been confined to a wheelchair because of all the daring stupid stunts in my teens and early twenties. So in spite of my health related problems that cause me to sometimes go slower on those dayswhen life is harder for me. I can say that I am better off than most my age who are slowly or quickly becoming a vegetable in a close in room unable to move or confined to a bed a lot of days of life. I feel sorry for those people who do not have mobility and can not enjoy the things I do in spite of my sometimes physical limitations that I sometimes have to live with on a living basis. I hope by writing this article and imparting some of my experiances and that of others that it will give inspiration to someone reading this to reach for the goals that they set for themselves . By not letting even physical limits stand in there way we can achieve greater things and be a bigger contribution to society and themselves. I really hope this helps people to be motivated to donate to a charity of your choice that deals with solving pain and human diseases that cause our race called human to not be able to achieve a greater science and understanding of ouselves and the whole human body combined with the earth that we live on.
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