A few items you think about when you have an injury

pain-3009613_960_720After hurting my back recently in an impressive sports injury, I had a lot of time to think.

Most of my pondering was about important topics such as why bad things only happen to me and what the Avengers will do next, but a few were focused on items that you think about when you have an injury.

I am sharing a few of the thoughts here in order to see if you share any similar questions or epiphanies when you have a sore back, sprained ankle or painful ouchie. Continue reading “A few items you think about when you have an injury”

A few thoughts on the joy of turning off lights, getting older and Pokemon Go-ing

When I woke up early this morning and jumped out of bed, I felt like I was ready to take on the world with song in my heart and a skip in my step.

“Ouch,” my song began. “That’s a lot of pain in my feet. And why do my legs hurt? That’s not so neat.” (I still need to work on the harmonies, but I think I’m off to a terrible start.)

More and more as I get older, I notice how getting up in the morning often hurts, how bending over to pick something up requires intricate planning, and how I make those “ooophhh” and ‘Umphff” noises way too often when I sit down.

Continue reading “A few thoughts on the joy of turning off lights, getting older and Pokemon Go-ing”