Monday, August 31, 2009
No Old, Just Older... I Wish.
Some days, I feel older than my years. Not because of life experiences or troubles, but because my body seems to be falling apart. I have that problem a lot with exercise. I’ll get going in a good stride, exercising consistently, then hurt myself or strain something and have to stop. So frustrating!
This weekend, something really weird happened. I’d felt fine and spent Saturday morning excited because the children were going out with their grandmother and my husband offered to take me to lunch. Just the two of us. Yay! So we go to lunch and everything is fine, except I can’t get comfortable in the booth. At barely 5 feet tall, I often have that problem because my feet don’t reach the floor once I sit. But it shouldn’t bother my feet. My back, maybe, but not my feet. Well, when we got up to leave, my big toe on my left foot hurt the moment I put weight on it. Thinking it would pass, I winced, but proceeded out the door. I attempted to ignore it through a touch of shopping, determined to enjoy this day with the hubby. But by the time we got home I was limping noticeably.
That night, through to today, I’ve had a horrible pain in the joint connecting my big toe to my foot. I’ve tried several different kinds of OTC pain meds and icing it, but nothing has helped. By Sunday night, I whimpered when we had to leave for a family dinner, even though I’d spent the majority of the day in bed.
This wouldn’t bother me so much if there was a reason for it. My in laws had all kinds of theories, from a sprain to gout, but I have no idea why it would start hurting all of a sudden. Wasn’t exercising or wearing really high heels (more like moderately low wedges). Why is this happening? And, of course, my exercise scheduled – the one I’ve tried to reestablish since school started – will be all blown to hell because I can’t stand on my own 2 feet at the moment.
Sigh. So make me feel better. Tell me I’m not alone. Where do these mysterious aches and pains come from? Do they make you feel old, too?
Join us on Wednesday, September 2, when author Kylie Brant makes a visit to the Playground!