Although I perceive myself to be in good health, the number of chronic and acute aches and pains I’ve been experiencing lately really challenge that perception.
Recently I learned I have mild to moderate arthritis in both knees. Because of pain in my left knee, I’ve taken to using a cane. Fortunately, I was able to find a cane that matches the blue and black paint on my road bike … I have my priorities and preferences. But these aches and pains are nothing compared to what I know (and I literally mean know) other people suffer.
I can be philosophical about pain until it becomes so overbearing that nothing else seems to exist except for It. That is kind of where I am today. I’m having muscle spasms below my right shoulder that only be alleviated (slowly) with drugs. I took one about 3 AM and am overdue for a second dose.
Once I take that second dose, I’ll drift off into La-La Land, if I’m lucky.
I am lucky that I had some of my prescription left over from the last time this particular muscle got woke.
I’m also lucky that the muscle spasms didn’t start yesterday, otherwise I would have missed a trip to the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge and the acutely special pleasure of seeing Roseate Spoonbills feeding in the marsh.
My iPhone fails to do justice to the beauty of this scene but you get the idea (I hope).
Now I’m off to La-La Land. I thought I’d just drop in to see what condition my condition was in. Hasta luego, mis amigos!
Marie A Bailey
Writer, blogger, knitter, cat lover, and introvert.