Aging is Not for Sissies

Afternoon everyone! I am taking a break from my studies to weigh in on aging, since that is the word of the day.

Here lately, I have been waking up groggy and achy, despite the fact that I have not had a drink in several weeks. I feel like I should literally be bouncing out of bed, yet I always have take a few moments to stretch, work out the kinks, pop my back, and shoulders, before I even get out of bed. One good thing, my knee isn’t killing me at the moment. I will get a shot in it next week so that we can go on vacation and hopefully my knee stays good.

I realize that all the typing I’ve been doing with my studies is contributing to the soreness in my shoulders, even though I try to stretch, get up and move around, and all that. The other thing is despite the lack of alcohol in my diet lately, (because I’m battling a UTI or something) I have not lost a pound, actually, I have lost two, gained it back, and lost it again. I am still eating mostly keto, with the occasional cheat, but wth??

My water, tea, Gatorade-0 consumption has tripled, yet I’m still hurting, still having urgency, still not sure my bladder is emptying totally each time. I should be completely flushed out in my humble opinion, so why am I still dealing with this? The doc put me on Keflex the first go-round, which did not work, so then he put me on Cipro. That is strong stuff, and should have fixed me up. Now I’m concerned that it may not be a UTI, but my old pal OAB coming back to haunt me. UGH!! I don’t want to go on that medicine again, so I truly hope that is not it. Maybe I should just try one beverage and see if I feel better afterward, lol! Just kidding.

Of course, I refuse to think that any of this has to do with aging, I’m just having a stroke of bad luck. 😉 What do y’all think?

( I realize I’m making myself sound like an alcoholic, I’m not, but I do enjoy a beverage or two several nights a week. It’s been a bummer going on three weeks with none at all, but the last thing I want is to develop crystals in my urine, something the internet said would happen if I drink on antibiotics like Cipro)


Word of the Day Challenge

A note on my studies, the TA course is going well but I am very rusty on grammar and punctuation, so much practice will be happening there. I also have so much to learn about Word, even though I use it all the time. So many cool tips and tricks I never knew that could save me time! I’m on day 104 of Duolingo and I’ve been going back over old lessons to get me up to level 5 on all of them before I progress to the next tier. My typing lessons are fun, but I have a long way to go!! My accuracy is good (in the 90’s) but my speed is terrible. Plus, I keep wanting to revert back to my old habits, so I’m working hard to stop that! Well, I miss talking to y’all every day, but I am trying to keep up with all of you in the evenings. I’ll check in again soon, have a great Tuesday!