I’m Old

I don’t know what the mitigating factors were, but last night I bent down to pick a pick up of the floor and I had trouble standing back up. Suddenly my lower back was so tight that I thought I was going to cry. Now I am having trouble moving anywhere. I do well sitting, and I can do a passable job of standing, but when I have to transition between those two it hurts. And forget walking. I am shuffling around like a 80 year old man.

When I was younger I used to make fun of the way my grandmother walked. (she did this weird hip twist sort of walk) She always claimed it was because of her back and I just didn’t realize how that was possible. Now I understand. I am walking that same way and every move that I make is affected by the fact that I can’t bend at the waist. It really makes me look at things differently. Part of me keeps thinking about some of the senior adults in our church who have had back surgery, but who still continue to come to church. You can see the pain in their eyes as they move towards their pews, but you can also see the love they have for church. I understand now how hard it is to get around when you back hurts.

I guess that is all. I am going to go cry now.  

One thought on “I’m Old

  • December 1, 2006 at 4:17 AM

    You need to get in a hot tub of water with epsom salts for 15mins and then put ice on your back for
    15 mins.. The hot epson salt water relaxes the muscles and the ice helps take down the swelling.
    Also if you can take a couple of aspirin


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