January 9, 2015

The body is a marvelous thing but it certainly can betray you when you least expect it!

Through the years I have been unable to sleep in cars, planes, trains, buses, watching a movie or a television show but put me in bed by myself and I can sleep through anything! I have slept through tornadoes and hurricanes, maintenance and exterminators coming in to do their job without disturbing me for a minute.

Once my head hit’s the pillow I am out. I always have been able to sleep solidly 8 or more hours without getting up once but at a certain age you know you will be getting up in the middle of the night a few times to urinate but even then I have no problem getting back to sleep.

It seems as soon as I hit 62 and retired my body started acting up. It might be paying for all the years I ate wrong, smoked, drank to excess and basically abused it but even then I have been able to live with whatever came along whether it be an aorta valve replacement, congestive heart failure, COPD, PAD, etc., including getting diagnosed with diabetes2 this past November.

Well since this past Sunday my body has been double crossing me! It is the same pattern every night: after 2-3 hours of good sleep I wake up with a sharp pain on/by my left hip. When I say sharp I mean on a scale of 1-10 it is a 10. As long as I sleep on my right side all is well but as soon as I turn on my left I am up and hurting.

Don’t know what is causing it but I do know if I say something to my primary doctor it means going to specialists, getting X-rays, cat scans and spending a lot of time going to and from doctors. I am not ready for that yet! By the way it does not hurt when I am awake!

For those who say “Age is just a number” or “You are as old as you feel” try to tell yourself that after you hit 60!

Posted January 21, 2015 by greatmartin in LIFE

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  1. Tonight I feel older than dirt, sighhhh. I hope that hip quits hurting.

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