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Friday, 24 April 2009

Aches, Pains and Worries

"Aches, Pains and Worries"... When I created my blog in January, it was really as a kind of escape from these three words. But this last week they caught up with me again.

Since it seems my blog has somehow managed to gather a handful of followers over the past few months, it is perhaps time I at least mention that the APW:s are there. The Aches and Pains are concentrated to my neck, shoulder and arm; and they very much limit my ability to do things I like to do (including reading, writing and blogging), as well as all the things I don't particulary enjoy but that one has to do anyway... (It was a seemingly minor accident at work that started it, and I've now been in early retirement with disability insurance pension for five years.)

Right now, there are additonal Worries connected to suddenly having to take on sort of parental duties towards my own ageing parents. The W:s increase the A:s and P:s, and then in turn the A:s and P:s increase the W:s, and it quickly becomes a vicious circle... If I'm not able to spend as much time in the blog-world over the next few weeks as I have been doing lately, this is why.


Anonymous said...

You must take care of yourself first and foremost. We will be here and wish you all the best. Aloha my friend

California Girl said...

Dear DT: I am sorry to hear this and I know how it is. Probably the best you can do for yourself in order to handle the stress of your folks' care and diminish your own pain is to try meditation and maybe see a therapist? I would highly recommend it. I'd go for a holistic therapist...someone who practices meditation, yoga, the like. 20 minutes of meditation eea day will help you quiet your mind & soothe your body.
Easy for me to say, right? I do the therapy thing & my husband does the meditation thing and I do yoga & savasana at the end of the yoga which is meditation style relaxation. It always helps. The other day, I fell asleep for 20 min I was that relaxed!

Pan's Island said...

Worries can be a real drain on all aspects of our lives, I agree with California Girl - make sure you take some time for yourself to relax and destress. Hope things get better soon!


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