Monday, October 14, 2019

Listen to...

Ears
Just Listen
Throughout my life, I have taken my own decisions and used them, instead of listening to and knowing that God was in charge of everything. It never went well. God protected me, keeping me safe through my ignorance.

Our body hurts as we grow older. Sometimes that pain is excruciating, sometimes because we/I abused our then young bodies. Oh, how stupid.

Basically, listen to...


k3
multiple injuries
Your joints. We watch sports, some of which can be violently impacted and others are seemingly mild.   Have you watched how crazy some injuries are related to impact sports? Did you know that rodeo has the most horrible injuries? 


JB Mauney rides Shaft during the championship round of the PBR Built Ford Tough series at Madison Square Garden
Probably the most dangerous sport ever
 Most people can't see the injuries of golf.  It is silent to enthusiasts, but do not see until a
player needs surgery on
every joint.

Your brain: There may be minor things, like your keys, but then that becomes bigger. It is so gradual until life shows that there is more going on. And then.


Boxer Says He's 'Devastated' by Opponent's Death After Maryland Match
Death caused by boxing

Your pain: Sounds odd, but it isn't. Diabetes, 
heart, kidneys, you name it. Watch those symptoms. Don't ignore them "Oh, it's just a twinge, just a pain, just a...And then. (Men are notorious for this.)

Considering all those "listen to..", realize that 
you are not immortal, but get over it. God is in charge, and you will do just fine.

We live in a community where all of the above are present. At a recent gathering, many elderly semi-joked about their entertainment is going from doctor to another, on the same day. "It's like a cheap date." Everyone nodded in understanding.



39 comments:

  1. That's great -- it's like a cheap date. No, we pay. Maybe in dollars; but usually in dribs and drabs of aches and pains! A great post, Susan.

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    1. Dribs and drabs is well put. My right knee is hurting and will just rub some cream on it.

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  2. I feel ya. I guess to age we have to go through the aches and pains, but I do feel if we would think before we do in your younger years, our bodies might not protest so much now.

    Teresa

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    1. Oh, I think back about rearranging furniture, lifting heavy boxes, etc. in my young parenting days. What was I thinking?

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  3. Cheap date. Ha.
    Since you're only 29 you shouldn't know about those aches and pains, Susan:)

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  4. Come on now Susan, picking on men! It may be true, but we don't like to admit it. LOL But women also ignore some conversations from their bodies.
    Very good entry and true facts. If we listen soon enough many of our problems CAN be voided. Imma try. I am very fortunate, now 80+ I am starting to have a few pains, but very few.
    I have said for years, listen to your body, I try.
    Fortunately I was never good enough for contact sports, so I seldom played.
    Anyway, very good entry, filled with truth!
    Sherry & jack

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  5. Don’t so many of us wish we could have been wise before the event, instead of afterwards, Susan. Yes, I must have been protected when crazy driving in my sports car and never injuring myself or thankfully anyone else,

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    1. You in a sports car being crazy is hard to fathom.

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  6. Had to smile at two doctors in one day. Reminded me of a time I dated two guys in the same day. More stressful than fun.

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  7. These days my body shouts at me. Not listening just isn't an option.

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    1. Yes, I agree. My problems are close to being that.

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  8. I try to pay attention. Except on days that everything just seems determined to take turns, then I ignore them all.

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  9. I don't ignore too much, but it is very tempting when the Dr. tells you everything is normal. Pffft.

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    1. I wonder sometimes if they say that because they have another patient to give the allotted time of 15 min.

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  10. The clerk at the store asked me if I wanna box for those.

    I told him I had money.

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  11. Ah, to be young and "immortal" again...

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    1. Hey, lady! You are still in that "immortal" stage.

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  12. I thoroughly enjoyed this, Susan. My friend Sally who has a doctor for every body part tells me I need to listen to my body. She may be right. Sometimes sitting in front of the computer makes my body scream at me. That's when I need to get up and MOVE. Thanks for this lesson in listening.

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    1. I hope you do listen and follow what it says. My back says something to me after I have been writing for a while.

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  13. I hurt my knee while sleeping last night. It's not really an activity that I can give up.

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    1. I giggle because that happened to me as well.

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  14. Hey Susan, I wrote this comment on my blog as a reply to a comment you made but I wanted to make sure you saw it:


    I’m sorry Susan, I’ve been a slacker blog buddy.
    It is my intention to do a better job with all my cyber friends
    Rick

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  15. Also, as a common your post here: If I had realized I was going to live this long I would taken better care of my knees :)

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    1. Glad to see your name! I would have taken care of those and my back as well. Who knew that a fall down some stairs when I was 37 would make such a difference at 67.

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  16. I can certainly relate to all of this, I am leader of a TOPS group and we all comparte pains and joints and LIFE being lived. kind of entertainment of a sort. I am 75 and hubby is 83, he has had a lot of health issues but we are hanging in. thanks for commenting on Big Boy. I found a photo of your grand dog Lucy on this blog, she is beautiful. Big weighs 75 should weigh 67 to 69. he and lucy resemble each other, but beautiful and black

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  17. As a child I would be so annoyed at my grandmother's litany of complaints. I felt that no one could have all those aches and pains. Well... as they say be careful of what you say. It will come back to bite you in the... knees.

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  18. Before my mother became really ill and went into a nursing home, I spent more time with her going to the doctors and the hospital than anything else.

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  19. We definitely have to listen to our bodies.

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  20. You have to listen to your body or else suffer the consequences.

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  21. Yep, i listen, and i get to the doctor regularly. Only one so far and i hope it stays that way for a long time.

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  22. It is no secret that until I had kids, my grandmother was my most favorite person on the entire Earth. I remember throughout my youth that every once in awhile she would grab the edge of the table, hold her side and say, 'ooooh.' She had a pain. She was not one to complain, so that's probably why I remember it. Years after she was diagnosed with, and passed from Ovarian Cancer. I bet the two were related and her life might have been able to be prolonged, had she gone to a doctor and been properly diagnosed early. :(

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  23. It ain't no fun getting older but it sure beats the alternative. Great advice.

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  24. i used to ignore as much as i can and it made me late to fix things though i can't blame anyone because it was my own ignorance
    great post this is Susan!

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!