Is This What It Means to Get Old?

Vlogust is slipping away – see? So much for writing a blog post everyday. Life just gets so busy and crazy. I am still really struggling with migraine headaches. The kind of headaches that make you stay in your room all day…so you can shut off all sensory input. Bright lights and noises are hard to put up with when these headaches happen. I cant even stand to be on my phone checking Facebook or binge watching a TV Show. I missed a fitness training session because my headache was so bad last Monday.

On top of that, the doctor called and wants to put me on medication for diabetes, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Then she told me I can take Ibuprofen two or three times a day for the headaches, even though I’m not having any symptoms, too keep the pain away. Isn’t too much Ibuprofen and Tylenlol bad for your liver and kidneys? The doctor is not sure if the high blood pressure is causing the headaches or if the headaches are causing the high blood pressure. Uggggh. I don’t want to be a walking medicine cabinet but if it will help with these headaches, right now, I will try anything. Although, I still would rather go about it naturally through diet and exercise.

And I so badly want to challenge myself to do something for 30 days and stick to it – without health interfering.

Last night my head hurt so bad and nothing worked… not the Ibuprofen or Tylenol. Nothing. All I could do was sit up in bed and pray for it to go away. Then of course, I didn’t get any sleep so… when I should be getting up and starting my day… I am still sound asleep. Sigh. Is this what it means to get old?

I hope not. I want to grow old gracefully, with David by my side, sitting together on the porch and sipping tea or iced coffee, or a big glass of ice water. I don’t want to have to worry about whether it’s time to take my meds. I want to go hiking again and do some more 5k’s. I want to watch Zachary, Amelia and Talon grow up. I want to see Jonathan get happily wed. I want to travel the country and go visit friends and family.

This is Sunday though and a new week begins – A new week full of new mercies, more grace and abundant hope.

Amen

The faithful love of the LORD never ends!

      His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; 
      his mercies begin afresh each morning. -Lamentations 3:22-23

Time to begin again.

Thanks for reading

Positively, Debbie

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