Tuesday, March 3, 2015
When I worked as a nurse I took care of a little sweet lady named Alta. She had osteoporosis. She was bed ridden. When she did need to get up to go to the Dr. the aide would help her get into a body brace and leg braces. She was not allowed to put weight on her legs. She was in constant pain. I know that some of this chatter in my head is from seeing her. Some of the chatter comes from watching my own mom shake and complain of the pain in her legs if she stood for any amount of time. I have to remind myself that their journey is not my journey. I also know that research and medications that can help it have come so far. I just have to remind myself of that.
Today I got up and went for my brisk walk. I did my exercises and a few more that have been added to strengthen my back muscles. I am doing research and finding some of the answers that were hanging in the air. I will have to learn to live with my chatter that will keep saying to me. "What If?" I will just have to answer it back. "Sometimes you just have to pick yourself up and carry on....."