25 April 2021

The joys of being seventy

I have been a pathetic lump these last couple of months or so. I just seemed to have lurched from one ailment to another in a sort of continuous chain reaction. I don't seem to have been normal since Christmas (no rude comments about when have I ever been normal, thank you). The first few months were taken up with the sore throat and "sliding hiatus hernia" as documented here. The sinus washes that the ENT doctor also prescribed led to me being dizzy for a few weeks, so that even walking across a room has been challenging.....like being drunk, but without the joys of getting drunk in the first place. Then yesterday I was sitting at my desk writing some emails when I felt something crunch in my foot. How on earth could that happen while I was peacefully sitting immobile? A searing pain shot into the ball of my foot and one toe making it impossible to weigh-bear on it. Several paracetamol tablets, ibuprofen and an ice pack later I was able to get some mild relief and today it is a little better. During all those catastrophes I have also had my two covid vaccines, thankfully with little worse than a sore arm, but I shall be glad to see the end of the last few months and hope that I can hobble or stagger into summer with some degree of better health. Being seventy stinks, I tell you. I hope it's not all downhill from here.


Yorkshire Pudding said...

Sorry to hear about your ailments ADDY. I hope that summer weather and regular walks will help you to a long period of "normality" - without aches and pains. I think of Paul Simon:-
How terribly strange to be seventy
Old friends, memory brushes the same years
Silently sharing the same fears

Angela M said...

I am so sorry to hear of your health problems. I am 81 years old and have lung cancer plus assorted ailments such as hiatus hernia/acid reflux so I know all about the problems old age can bring. However I still enjoy life and want to continue to do so. One just has to keep as active as possible and keep up with friends and family/the wider world. You impress me as having a strong and brave character and so I'm sure you will ride above all your current ailments. The easing of some restrictions gives us more opportunities to be active and socialise.
Stay strong and safe!

Flowerpot said...

Oh you poor thing, Addy, I'm so sorry. When you're used to being healthy and active, it's really awful when ailments knock you for six. Do hope the next few weeks and months see an improvement in your health x

Furtheron said...

I hope the foot is better.

The dizzy stuff I feel you're pain whilst in a bit of remission my menieres gives me those symptoms regularly and it's horrible and so debilitating. Take care