Wednesday UPDATE: Apparently, the Governor decided NOT to ground our county for the Rodeo. All is forgiven. Shasta County is one of the rural counties that can start opening up with restrictions It doesn\’t mean we are OPEN like we used to be. I don\’t think we\’ll be fully open for a year. Open means wearing masks, social distancing, crowd control in restaurants and malls. Life won\’t ever be the same anywhere after this.
The husband and I probably won\’t change too much from what we\’ve already been doing. We have our own \”open\” protocols that will last a long time.
The weather here changed drastically. COLD and heavy rains. Temperatures dropped 30-35 degrees in a 24 hour period. The lack of sunshine gets to me. I feel as if a mack truck hit me. I\’m a pretty healthy person – I don\’t get sick. But I do have physical issues. From being active in my younger days – I often think back and wonder, \”what the heck did I do, to cause all of this?\” All of a sudden the last couple of months, I\’m having problems with my neck and my shoulders – they keep cracking. I turn my head and I feel and hear a big CRACK. So much so, I am in pain and there is swelling. Right now, it is not the time to get this checked out. I sit with an ice pack on my shoulder. Yesterday I went out and bought myself a soft neck collar to give my neck muscles a chance to settle down. It\’s like my head feels too heavy for my shoulders. I\’m thinking it is arthritis that I seem to be getting. That is what destroyed my knee.
Years ago, I saw a Chiropractor for my hip, lower back, and neck. I wonder if that is why it is acting up or should I just go back? I have to find out if medicare pays for it. I was in pain last night and had to dig out 1 leftover Tramadol from my knee surgery last year, in order to sleep without pain. DON\’T WORRY – I am extremely cautious. My mom was addicted to pain pills after her hysterectomy so I know how it can happen. No, I\’m more apt to do weed than pop pills. Anyway, my stomach won\’t allow me to take pills. Mostly I suffer through the pain. When this cold weather goes, I should be fine. Probably my Water Aerobics won\’t be happening this summer. That is the best remedy for me. I also miss the Gym. I mostly use that for physical therapy but if they don\’t open soon, I may have to see if I can go back to PT for my neck and shoulder pain.
Oh getting old is so much fun, isn\’t it?
Foodie called last night and my husband talked with him. I only listened. They are both of the same mindset. They like to talk about politics and all of that just gives me a stomach ache and makes me crazy.