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Conscience is something, in a sense, apart from man. It has been put in him by God; it is a reminder of the voice of God within him, an inward monitor, and a man cannot really manipulate his conscience. He can go against it, but that is not manipulating it. It is possible, as this Apostle says again in writing to Timothy, for the conscience to be seared “with a hot iron”. But nevertheless it is true to say that the conscience is an independent witness.
Martyn Lloyd-Jones (God’s Sovereign Purpose)

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Monday
Oct192009

I don't like getting old

Not all of it is bad, mind you, (being a grandma is FANTASTIC!!) but somedays it feels as though I am falling apart at the seams.

A month or so ago, I was diagnosed with stage II arthritis in my right thumb and tenosynovitis in my right wrist.  I have to wear these goofy looking orthopedic gloves (the heavy-duty one of which I call my gladiator arm!) and take naproxin and a glucosamin/condroitin supplement twice a day.  It's painful and inconvenient, but I was getting better by depending upon my left hand for many of the more painful tasks.  Yesterday, however, my left wrist started really acting up and now, this morning, I can hardly move that wrist without intense pain.  I would bet money it's tenosynovitis in that wrist now.

I just learned last week that my cholesterol is approaching the 'high' zone and my triglycerides are up, so I've got three months to get those numbers down in order to avoid having to take medicine for that.

Sigh. . .

I don't like feeling as though I'm wearing out!  I have too many things I want to do to fool around with physical problems that slow me down!

Well, that's enough complaining for one day.  I have a full schedule today and I'm looking forward to tackling it--as soon as the naproxin kicks in!

Reader Comments (11)

So sorry that you're having mechanical issues, Kim! I usually joke that the intrusion of physical symptoms means that the warranty is about to expire, but you aren't there yet!! Hope you get some relief, and that you have a good day!

October 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlawyerchik1

I'm sorry to hear about your arthritis etc. My dad is suffering from arthritis and I have a feeling I'll end up with it too. I already have some signs. It must make it hard to do your beautiful calligraphy. Praying your pain and discomfort can be managed...

October 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterellen b

Even though I know it wouldn't make the pain go away, if I could, right now, I would give you hug if I could.

October 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKim in On

I'm sorry to hear that about your wrists. Husband and I tease each other about the who's getting older faster business. But some days it's just not funny. High cholesterol and triglycerides run in my family as well. I take a mouthful of supplements to keep me off the statins. Email me if you want the cocktail.

October 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterElle

So sorry about the arthritis and the other stuff.

I remember when my mother started complaining about getting old. I wasn't all that sympathetic. Now I know a little of what she was speaking.

October 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrebecca

Yep, I don't like this boat we're in very much either!

October 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDorothy

I don't like it either, and if I remember correctly I'm about 10 years ahead of you. Growing old isn't for the faint of heart, is it?! Hope the supplements help you to feel better.

October 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrosemary

Yeah- growing old is a pain- but it sure beats the alternative.
My sister, Robin always said she didn't want to get old. I think I'll take the pains and pills and slowing down of activities over dying young.
Anyway- we're not old- just well seasoned.

October 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterheidi

Sorry about your aches. I know the feeling. Sometimes I feel like an old car - all the parts are going :)

I'm getting caught up in bog reading and I see that you're going to have a new granddaughter in Feb - oh my! I may get jealous :) Congratulations!

Grandchildren are the advantages of getting old.

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIslandsparrow

Oy! Honey...you need some girl-time at a cozy coffee shop. Shall I drive up?

p.s. Menopause really sucks, too.

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJules

How frustrating!

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa writes...

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