Friday, November 13, 2009

I am not in pain

This is a biggie in things to be thankful for. There have been periods in my life when I had a lot of pain from my bad hip joints and sciatica. However, because of the blessings of modern medicine, I've had both hip joints replaced and I can get occasional epidural steroid injections to relieve the sciatica.

Since I retired, I no longer get stress headaches. I used to come home from work and take a nap to get through the rest of the day. I now sleep as late as I want (barring hungry kitties waking me for breakfast) and I stay up as late as I want. I can get out to go places and do things and I love it.

My heart goes out to all those with chronic pain. I know how pain colors everything in your life and takes away the joy. It takes away your purpose and feelings of self-worth, and it even haunts you for a long time after it has gone.

So, I am enjoying this pain-free period of my life while it lasts, because nothing lasts forever.


Sparrow chic said...

After all the pain you went through, I'm glad you enjoy things now,like whitewater rafting and hiking and taking grand kids to the zoo. Like I say to you often, can't wait until I can retire !!

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Pain is so debilitating and stressful. I am glad you are pain-free now, Ms. Sparrow! But those surgeries must have been heck.