You are only as old as you feel. Age is just a number.
Two great sayings and while I believe of them and generally live by these sayings, this week has proven to be a tough one for the age in me.
Earlier this week, I had a very strange feeling in my right leg. Years ago, I had varicose vein surgery and had a vein stripped out of my right leg. It still bothers me but this past week I had pinprick feelings in that leg. It concerned me enough to move my couch over to another area so that I can be on my laptop and put my leg up at the same time. (Old laptop – needs to be plugged in all the time).
So while that initially helped the pinprick feeling, it caused me to twist my hip in a strange way that I must have pinched a nerve. It has been excruciatingly sore the past two days – I have taken to having a hot bath with Epsom salts to relieve the pain at night. Tonight it almost feels normal again.
So while it’s great to say you are only as old as you feel, this week I felt about 80 years old. Aging is not fun – menopause, hot flashes, pains in the legs and hips, sore shoulders from repetitive motion at work – it is all making me feel a lot older than I am.
Yes, age is just a number and I truly believe that. But at the same time, waking up in the morning to a sore hip is not fun. I am not enjoying this part of the aging process!!