Friday, May 5, 2017

When the lack of sleep finally catches you..

Well it happened. Life finally caught up with me. I have been dealing with pain from many accidents over the years between motorcycles in my youth to cars in my not so youth.  Most recently the little rear end job a few years ago that has lead to my in ability to sit for relatively long periods of time without headaches hitting me or just the simple act of sitting and typing or writing, which was a nice respit from daily activities and a nice outlet.

Over the last few months though I have had one of my old injuries that has reared its ugly little head and prevented me from getting a glimpse of a nights sleep.  Shoulder injuries are not fun. They hinder life's simple movements and joys.  Lifting an item more than chest height without pain - nope.  Shooting a baseball game (photography), nope, driving, not for very long.  You get the idea. So after a recent fall that finally threw me over the edge in Sept. and going through everything the docs tell you to do I could take it no more and went under the knife yet again.

That was Tuesday and typing this one handed is a new adventure (taking a bit).  Responses to online readings or work email has a new look (think Almost Famous - I AM A GOLDEN GOD - I'M ON DRUGS!!) as this as well might be a run of in cohearent thoughts (forgive please).

Reading (ha) more of a head bobbing session within fits of consciousness.  I do however have the company of both Martha and Skits as they lay over the top of me while I sleep acting as my living blankets (Chessiekets?).  I just hope this does the trick, the pain meds go away and I can get back to doing the little things that make our lives here just a little better.  Pain elimination should give me just a tad bit better mood in the house and make the 48 yr old fart a tad bit more bearable.  

Anyone else in the parts falling off club?  Pains that just wont go away and interfere with daily get alongs?

Derrick

5 comments:

  1. I hope this does the trick for you, too. No parts falling off here - yet, but the aches and pains are creeping up on me. A shoulder twinge here, a hip ache there, knees that are getting cranky, ankles that swell....fun stuff. As Lily Tomlin said, "If I'd known I was going to live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself". HA! I suppose I could alleviate some of it by going to the gym and getting some exercise, but I keep hoping it will all just magically go away one day. Maybe I should just up and move to Colorado and live out my days happily smoking my pain away :-) A small Caribbean island sounds much better, though.

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    1. Well, I'm a week out now. For the first time in almost a year I have had 2 nights in a row of full uninterrupted sleep with minimal drugs (still have to take for inflammation and pain). Down to ONE pain pill before bed and sleeping through the night.

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  2. Yes, yes...been there, not from street accidents but from a work accident times two. Affecting discs in my neck and back. Hot green tea helps and there are times I refuse any prescriptions so Corydalis (aka Chinese Poppy) in powdered form to put in hot drinks works well. It is a natural, legal substance that seems to remedy pain. I found mine online at an acupuncture facility in Georgia.

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  3. You made me laugh. I have nothing but compassion and empathy for you but talk about stir of echoes? I never imagined I'd laugh at my many Three Stooges recovery moments, but it happens. My advice is, if it don't fall off, kiss it and keep it. My sincere-from-experience soother is "It gets better." Try to imagine all the fun you had with those joints and bones, as my neighbor advised, and see if it doesn't make you feel better.

    Personal lessons from this limner bout the accidents? There are no accidents. All the hurts forced me to slow down and do my homework. Jackie's remedy sounds like a winner but I'd smoke so much I'd end up with lung cancer. And why wasn't it legal when I lived there???

    Hang in there Dodson, D.. You're due for some "feeling much better time." May it come soon. Sending empathy, sympathy and tea. :) Keep the faith, dude.

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    1. Thanks, and yes, I have always been the (you have those injuries because you were doing something fun in the first place) club. I figured long ago that the pain/stiff/might move in the morning or not part of my life sooner or later. I have found that Motrin is my life long buddy, the hikes take a little longer, but if my 11 year old Chessie can do it then I can pull my ass through the mountains as well.. The key I have found is, how much pain later in the evening is the activity worth now - (or rather the lack of thought at the time and the thought later of what the hell did I do earlier... Oh yea).

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