Always Hope

Broken

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. 

******************

Today this word takes me right to my own self.  I never thought much about how it would be to be physically broken at this stage of my life.  Never thought it would be such an effort just to go up and down a flight of stairs, or take a short walk, or climb up on a bed.  Getting in and out of a car can be a challenge.  Partly, it’s my height.  Or, rather, lack thereof.  I’m used to having to climb up on stools and ladders to reach stuff. It continues to be slightly annoying, but it’s nothing new.

But the weakness, the slowness, the uncooperative muscles?  I wasn’t expecting that.  Not yet. Most of it is due to the back problems that started  about three years ago.  If you’ve never had serious back issues, be thankful.  And please don’t think that those who suffer are just faking it, for goodness’ sake, or using it as an excuse to get out of work. While I know there are those who do that sort of thing, most of us would LOVE to be able to put in a full day’s work without the accompanying pain and debility.

 

Image result for back pain is real

I took a lot for granted before all this mess started. Bending to pick up a baby, to make a bed, to clean a toilet or tub, to scrub a floor–never thought about it.  I had the strength and energy I needed, and I guess I just expected it would always be there.  Sure, you slow down a bit as the years go by, but I truly didn’t think that at nearly 71 I would be in this condition.  Maybe by 85 or 90.  Not yet.

But, lest I leave you on that gloomy note, I have NOT given up or given in. There is a lot that can be done to restore strength I lost while I really couldn’t move much at all. Working on it.  Hoping to improve. There’s always hope.

 

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/broken

Advertisements

9 thoughts on “Always Hope

  1. The thing goes in a circle, too: when you can’t do normal activities for a time your muscles tend to get weaker. Then even when your back cooperates, your muscles can’t put out the effort they did before. 😦

    Glad to see your spirit is still upbeat, though. We have to do what we can with what we have. I keep telling myself, “Just five minutes a few times a day will accomplish something.” Take care, friend.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ronnie

    Boy, can I understand that feeling, Linda! I did not expect to only be 51 and dealing with many of those same issues – and dealing with them for so many years already. But, as you said, we haven’t given up! Refuse to accept a victim mentality!

    “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Pingback: Enter the space of the auspicious- unspeakable – Nicolas Heartmann

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s