Wednesday, May 1, 2013

It's Hell Getting Old

Thank you all for the warm welcome back!  As always I'm overwhelmed by how fabulous this community is!

I went for my walk last night.  3 miles in about 54 minutes.  Not bad...except for one nagging problem. I felt a little tug on the back of my knee as I started my walk last night.  I stretched a bit and figured it was just from lack of any activity in the last several months so I figured the more I walked, the more it'd stretch and it'd get better.  It was pretty sore by the time I finished my walk last night.  This morning...TERRIBLE!  I can barely put weight on it!  I have no idea what I did to it.  All I did was WALK!  So I'm nursing the knee today.  Can't find my brace (I know I have one somewhere) so I'll be running to the pharmacy to get one once traffic dies down.  I'm tellin''s hell getting old.

Otherwise it's just another day in paradise.  My next door neighbor was taken to the hospital Monday with chest pains and she's still there with no idea what's wrong with her.  She's only 34!  So scary!  So we'll be taking dinner for her family tonight.  We've become pretty tight since we moved in.

Random note...May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month.  Some of you may have noticed I changed my profile pic on facebook to reflect.  I'll probably keep it up for the month.  You may recall that my brother in law was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer in December 2010.  He was given between 6-12 months to live.  That was 2 1/2 years ago and he's still doing great!  His MRI's are stable and he's still working.  He goes into chemo every other week and other than feeling more tired, he's holding up OK.  You can see his most recent speech for MUSC brain cancer center on youtube - he's about 5 minutes in.  Link is here.

Hope y'all are having a wonderful Wednesday and I'll resurrect our Hump Day Happy Thought:

"You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life."


Run, Chelle, Run! said...

Yikes on your knee. I hope it gets better, knee stuff always freaks me out!

Cheri said...

I hope your knee is better soon - that is so annoying. :-/

Jeanette said...

My mother passed away from brain cancer when I was 10... She was too young!! Thanks for posting about it.

Chris P said...

I have that tugging in the back of my knee too. Not sure whats up with that. I hope it gets better quick for you! I am glad to hear yoru brother in law is doing well!