All is forgiven

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.

10 thoughts on “All is forgiven

  1. Anonymous May 13, 2020 / 7:47 pm

    Just asking, have you considered CBD oil for your aches? Son uses it all the time and swears by it. He won't take pills lol like ibuprofen. Glad your county is not being punished. I heard our movie theaters are opening Saturday so I wonder why churches can't yet. I lost a Facebook friend over disagreement about politics. I unfriended her since she had such toxic things she posted that it was wearing me down and I was tired of snoozing her every 30 days.Betty


  2. Anonymous May 13, 2020 / 8:52 pm

    Getting older is good, getting old not so much.


  3. Anonymous May 14, 2020 / 1:56 am

    Debby, Our weather has been crazy with 3 days in a row of frost warnings…I will hold off buying my flowers to plant in my pots until next week..I have problems with my shoulders and neck but I have scoliosis and compression deformities in my spine…Thanks so much for stopping by!!Hugs,Debbie


  4. Anonymous May 14, 2020 / 10:07 pm

    Changes here in Newie as well but not for me I am not ready to go out yet, home is the safest place


  5. Anonymous May 15, 2020 / 6:23 pm

    Funny you should mention CBD oil. I used to sell it before it became popular. Back in 2015 I even went to the Cannabis Cup in Denver – the company I worked with won in several categories. CBD is good but much of it has been watered down. Now the best is CBD, with just a little THC. I have a medical card – The topicals don't work all that good for me. It has to do with each individual's DNA and the cannabidiols. I'm too far gone for the topicals.


  6. Anonymous May 15, 2020 / 6:24 pm

    OUCH! Sorry for your pain.


  7. Anonymous May 15, 2020 / 6:24 pm

    I still won't go out that much.


  8. Anonymous May 19, 2020 / 2:43 am

    I do hope you're feeling better with your neck, Debby. That is one of the worse spots to have pain.We had rain here today too, and I was surprised. I thought it was over, but it's supposed to be cooler this week.~Sheri


  9. Anonymous May 19, 2020 / 4:30 pm

    I think I need a new pillow.


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