Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mid Life Pain: edited at 7:40 am

Today dawned bright, clear and a little chilly. I should know since I've been up since 4 am. It's not that I am not sleepy, cause God knows I am, but my joints ache so bad I cannot sleep. Is this another part of mid life torture for me? Is this arthritis? Has all the rubber that holds my joints together evaporated and worn out? Because that's exactly what it feels like. Like my hip joints are rubbing completely up against one another and grinding. Whatever it is I wish like hell it would go away. Over the counter pain meds is just not working anymore. Hell they didn't work to well to begin with.

I told Trucker yesterday afternoon it was going to rain in the next couple of days. God I have become my grandmother and simply bypassed my mother altogether.

On a bright note I was awake to see the beautiful sunrise filtering through the trees in our backyard. To watch the squirrels scampering about and the pair of turtle doves that frequent my feeder eating and enjoying their breakfast. I was also awake to wish Trucker well on his way to work and fix him some morning coffee he thought he died and went to heaven. And I'll still be awake to wish Princess a good day at school when she wakes.

On a sad note however I made the mistake of taking my high blood pressure meds which contain a fluid pill, and drinking two cups of coffee. So this means even if the pain eases up I still will get no sleep for a few more hours. Damn waking up early makes me a complete dumb ass.

Edited: What did I tell you? That it would rain? Huh, what's that you say? You doubted me! I now hear God bowling up high.

6 comments:

Mental P Mama said...

Oh dear, I hope you get a nice nap at some point...and I'd have that joint pain checked. Listen to the mama...

QueenofPlanetHotflash said...

Welcome to the achey joint club!!
I agree with MaMa you should have it checked. sleep sleep sleep

Jamie said...

I'm sorry your in so much pain. I agree with mental p mama....have it looked at.

Snooty Primadona said...

I hear ya! Every skiing crash I've ever had comes back to haunt & torture me whenever it's going to rain. I'm like a freaking weathervane. I know at least two days ahead of any weather system, that it's coming. Like you, I wonder if it's the onset of arthritis, but not sure I really want to know.

So, if misery truly does love company then you should be feeling pretty perky now. Or Not.

Jennifer H said...

Ouch. I hope you have that looked at. Even if it is great for predicting the weather. Feel better (and sleep better).

Treasia said...

I finally got some sleep and some relief from the pain yesterday. I will be going to the doctor and having it checked in the next couple weeks when my regular appt is scheduled. I remember when I was in my 20's some doctor telling me that I was headed towards rheumatoid arthritis due to the symptoms at that time. Now I hope and pray he was wrong but wonder about it.