Pain Isn’t Always From Getting … Old
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
Photo of me as a younger woman … I was strong, invincible … and was going to ‘save the world’….Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee
Be careful of how you treat your body when young. You are healthy, strong … you can carry the whole world on your shoulders. You are invincible.
When there’s work to be done, something heavy to be moved, nobody else can do it … you are the one to do it. You treat your body like a workhorse. You can do anything.
As you become older, you notice you feel a little stiffness in your body when you go to get up from a seated position. In fact, getting out of bed might hurt … at least a little.
You get a little more older … you find out your joints hurt like hell. Your knees are shot … you have to get injections in them in order to walk … make the pain go away.
You begin to get surgeries due to life-saving illnesses, or whatever reason. Oh my, you really do hurt when you go to stand up, walk. You body is full of … pain. It hurts, your whole body really hurts.
No, it’s not because you are … old. It’s from the wear and tear on your body. You might not have taken care of your body through time. You wish to have a second chance … you’d know what not to do … now.
You have to stop, see the humor in it. I know that sounds strange, but … think about it. Think about all the surgeries you’ve had … you are almost embarrassed to tell a doctor ‘all’ the things your body has been through. You have scars to show it.
I smile thinking about all my body’s been through. It’s not funny … but, it’s amazing when I think about it. I smile thinking how happy I am to be here … no matter the pain. In my situation … I have a love-hate relationship with pain. To live … I have to have pain … I love to live.
Pain isn’t always from getting … old. It’s from all your body, mind has been through … through time. No, pain isn’t always from getting … old.
Photo/Story Credit: Photo, story owned by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/ aka &grannygee