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Like most of those here who have had to learn how to do things differently, I am no exception. I am not completely with the use of my legs and manage to get around my single wide mobile adequately enough and hobble around my yard with the aid of a canadian crutch, just so I don't fall flat on my face, which I have managed to do a time or two.
Anyway, the day was nice and I felt good, so I did a bit of work on my motorcycle and then decided to try and tackle starting my lawnmower, an hour or so later and several false starts and breaks to rest and catch my wind, I had to give up. Like me the lawnmower had been sitting around doing nothing for to long and could no longer stay running. Like my lungs, the carburator on the lawnmower needs a good overhaul, but unlike the carburator, my lungs need a whole lot more work and help getting them back, at least, in near good running condition.
When I said we must find a different way to do things, I forgot and tried of course, doing all this as if it were like always and now I am suffering for it. Not only do I find it hard sitting here typeing this, even the movement of my fingers hurt, dispite an added dose of pain meds, which I am aloud at times like this. I've gone an irritated every joint in my body, not to mention the connective tissue to my muscles, if not my muscles as well.
I bring this to all your attention so that as the good weather of spring and summer is upon us, don't find yourself overdoing it like I did, try to work up to more physical things you can do, take your time, rest more often then you think you should and keep yourself hydrated while you keep your Vitamin C and potassium levels up.
I even think my Cat Tom thinks I should take it easy for awhile, he's not pestering me to get up at 06:00 a.m. to fix his can food, settleing for his dry food in his self feeder until I get up later on.
I feel bad about not getting up to feed him when he meows for his morning meal, I miss how he insists on getting me up, it reasures me that all is right and I've made it through another night, not to mention that I know he has made it home after a night out catten around and picking fights with all the other tom cats in the neighborhood. LoL
So all, take it easy on yourselves unlike me and remember, even the slow tortus won in the end.
Rockhound Rider. :D
p.s. any sage home remedies for just the hands, I'd like for those not to hurt as much as the rest of me. LoLEdited by Rockhound (see edit history)
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