Saturday, November 3, 2012

Back To Basics

I went to the doctor last week and had x-rays taken of my hip and back.  I won't get the results until next week but I'm not expecting any surprises.  Arthritis and burcitis are my sworn enemies and I'm just dealing with both. 

Controlling my diabetes is my number one concern at the moment.  I had gotten away from my diet and it's time to get back to basics.  I am able to control my blood sugar pretty well when I follow my diet so I'm back on it.

Life is just pretty dull right now but that's OK.  With everything we  have going on all the time dull is good.  It means we have no immediate crisis on our hands.

Ron is watching the football game with Mike this afternoon so I'm trying to clean house.  It just takes me a lot longer than it used to.

Mike's friend and neighbor Lloyd has terminal colon cancer.  They have given him six months to a year.  Today his wife Pauline passed away with Alzheimers.  In a way that has relieved Lloyd's mind about what would happen to her after he's gone but it hasn't eased his sense of loss.  Lloyd has been so good to my brother and all we can offer him now is our condolences and our prayers.


Arkansas Patti said...

I was circling the drain with hip and back pain. Found on the Net that posture correction was very effective with pain relief. I have been sitting and walking straight for a month and while I am not
100%, I am 73 after all and am really satisfied with the 80% improvement I got. I listed some helpful sites on my last post.
It costs nothing but determination and can't hurt. Good luck.
So very sorry about Mike's friend. I will add him to my prayers.

oklhdan said...

Good advice Patti and I've been trying to be more conscious of my posture for awhile now. I notice the difference more when I'm walking.

marciamayo said...

Life as we get older certainly becomes more difficult. As we know, it ain't for sissies.

Olga said...

Dull? Your life? I think not. I think that Patti is onto something with the posture thing. And as I write that last bit, I feel my mother looking down on me with her "I told you so" expression.