forHIM wrote:Don, I so understand the stress of having family come to visit. It doesn't matter if it is for an hour or for a week . . . I am tired before they get here just knowing the work it will take to prepare for their arrival . . . the amount of time and work it takes while their here . . . and the work after they leave. I think it is more on the physical side that makes it hard . . . but as I get older there is the emotional side of it that has to work too. I love seeing them and being with them . . . but I also love the peace and quiet after they leave!
Don, please post your articles I want to read them. I really love the ones about Jesus coming soon. They bring a smile to my face and send prayers to my heart for the unsaved.
I understand the depression . . . I too fall into the days when I just want to be left alone too. I don't think for me it is depression in the normal sense . . . but more of the serious side of me coming out that whats to take a long hard look at things and on those days I don't have a whole lot to say. Once, I work things out and the Lord show me His truths I come back out and have something to say.
I am not one of those who like to chit-chat. So unless I have something of interest to say to other's I just stay on the sidelines and watch other's say and do what they say and do. I could go days without talking to anyone and be ok with it!
Praying for you Don and Carol . . . may the Lord give you both the strength that you need . . . one day, one hour, one second at a time . . .
Deb, I feel the same way. I have so little energy, and lots of painful days. I so want to spend some time with my family, but it kills me to prepare.
I have a new pain, or, I guess it's a new old pain. About 4 years ago, when I started having severe pains shooting down my arm I was seeing a back doctor and mentioned what was happening. He did some ex-rays and MRI's and determined that the last time I had fallen I had also cracked some vertebra in my neck and now had bone spurs. He didn't want to remove them, felt we could treat them with a couple cortisone shots to heal the inflammation, then therapy to control the problem. Well, that was all well and good while I had insurance, and could see him whenever I needed to.
The shot and therapy did help, and it hasn't bothered me since, until now.
Then, about three weeks ago, I started getting a few twinges. should have remembered what it was going to lead to and do the exercises I did with the therapist. But I didn't.
The bone spur irritates the nerves in my neck, giving me referred pain. Ever hit your funny bone? Why do they call the pain you get from banging your elbow funny? Well, this feels like somebody is constantly banging on my elbow. The pain just doubles me over and leaves me in tears. Haven't found any OTC meds that will even touch it. I'm trying to force myself to do the exercises, but that hurts so bad I can't do very many. Mostly, I'm good unless I forget and look to the left. Then all H---- breaks loose. I have seen a little improvement with my attempting to do the exercises, as the pain doesn't last as long. But today has been a BAAAAD day.
I also prefer just lurking, unless I have something to contribute. I really enjoy checking in, but don't always feel I the need to comment.