It seemed like a long time to be dealing with
this. The truth is, I have been complaining
about it for years.
I've had tests, xrays, nerve conduction,
MRI's and never any results that solved
Recently, it had gotten worse so I went to
my doctor with a list of about a dozen things
that was wrong with me.
Nothing fatal. Nothing life threatening.
Still, life was not the same.
When you reach 50 everything changes. It is a
label, a neon light that goes with you wherever
Everything you felt at 49 was a concern. Everything
you feel after 50 is simply classified as "getting old."
I am 58.
Add to that I have Fibromyalgia and I can never
have another symptom that won't be labeled as age
I think doctors stop listening and friends your age
always have something worse than you.
"I have this pain in my shoulder."
"Pain? You want to know pain? I have such pain
you could never handle it."
I have been blessed. I have never been in the hospital
or had an operation. I really have not had any
terrible diseases. So, having to go to a physical
therapist is a first for me.
"How long have you had this pain in your neck?" he asked.
"Well, my wife and I have been married for 20 years," I
replied. "Oh, you mean this pain."
He laughed and I knew I had the right guy.
So, what great lesson have I taken from this experience?
Are you ready?
In order to ease this discomfort in my neck, I need to
The stretching will appear to cause more discomfort, but
doing so will eventually relieve the pain and strengthen
Your discomfort in life right now, no matter
how painful, can only be relieved when you stretch beyond
your present circumstances, causing temporary discomfort,
but eventually strengthening your stance.
I need to stick out my neck in order to relieve the pressure
I will never find relief without creating more discomfort.
One more thing. I really love MY "pain in the neck!"
"I believe in You!"
~ Bob Perks ~
"Reflect upon your present blessings - of which every man has many - not on your
past misfortunes, of which
all men have some." - Added by Editor: SkyWriting.Net