Outsmarting Getting Old

Lately I have been experiencing a bad round of chronic pain that is not well controlled with my regular medications. It is frustrating to live with this. I have been to more doctors lately, but I leave their offices more depressed. Doctors give too many pills as the answer.

I have a goal with all my physical issues and it is to maintain my happiness despite my pain.  One other important aspect for me is to continually look  for current modalities in overcoming my discomfort.  The other option is finding a distraction  to get through the ongoing pain. Perhaps a distraction is being with your partner enjoying each other. This distraction can come from friends too.

The development in some circles in medicine is to ID more precise medicine treatments. This can be done by studying one’s individual genetics. This tool is the future. What do some of you think? I believe potential breakthroughs are around the corner.   Now that puts a smile on my face.

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25 thoughts on “Outsmarting Getting Old

    1. alesiablogs Post author

      Haha so true!! Val- I have tried to leave comments on your blog. My iPhone must be messed up. I have enjoyed your historical posts so much– Much luv, Alesia

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  1. alesiablogs Post author

    Pain has been my shadow for the last 30 years after a car accident. Pills appear to be the answer but I agree they are given too freely despite the control place by the FDA. My new friend is cannibus lotion with no THC and an infusion, It is safe for animals so must be safe for me. Both things have made the pain improve, for about 12 hours, and I find that remarkable, sometimes it pays to be a lightweight.My other friend is steroid injections by a great doc that is right on. It usually keeps me happy for a couple years until I do something silly like fall off a paddle board!..
    ML

    A friend sent me this note- I agree Cannibus is a great herb for pain control.

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  2. Pam Rhodes

    Feel your pain! Living with chronic pain is a struggle in itself. Adding major flair ups can make things challenging. As you know the humidity here makes it magnified and since it has rained and stormed almost constantly over the past several weeks, life has been, well, intense! My means of getting past it many days is to try and find movies that will make me laugh . Then at least momentarily I can take my mind towards the laughter. Jayden can always bring me to a place where my mind is destructed with his many mirages of questioning episodes. Pray your pain is lessened and your joys are multiplied, friend!

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      1. Pam Rhodes

        It was supposed to be distracted but the auto correct changed it to destructed. I guess depending on the day both could be used!!! 🤣😅😂

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  3. Genevieve Petrillo

    My RA doctor always asks if I’m “getting around OK.” I tell him yes, and specify it’s not because of my body – it’s because of my mind. You’ve got the right idea. It’s choosing joy, overcoming, and distraction. The mind is a powerful thing.

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  4. kkessler833

    So glad you can put a smile on your face in spite of pain! I hope you get better soon! My hubby’s knee is improving but he still has some pain at times which is pretty bad. He keeps going and I am proud of him.

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    1. alesiablogs Post author

      Thank you Jane. Its been a bit complicating, but I am hopeful. Learning new ideas to relieve pain, destress, and find peacefulness are my top priorities. It means letting go some things I can not change.

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