Thursday, May 31, 2012

Former Things Are Passed Away...

Tuesday morning, I did something I hadn't done in several days.  I went to the YMCA/YWCA (Y), to work out in the pool!

If you've been a reader of Life with Lynnie (LwL) for any amount of time, you'll be aware that this is what I do.  At least, what I did, for sure.

Over the past few weeks, I've hardly gone to the Y. 

For a while, I was sick and just couldn't go.  But, after I felt I was well enough, I began going, again.  Usually just two (2) or three (3) times per week.  Not like I did previous to becoming ill, when I went usually five (5) or six (6) days per week!

When I went on Tuesday morning, it had been several days since I had dipped into the pool.  Yes, I enjoyed it, thoroughly!

Afterwards, I went to see my chiropractor.  Even though I had seen him just a couple of weeks earlier, I felt like I really needed to have an adjustment.

While there, I asked him if as treatment progresses, could my body be reverting back in time.  It's hard to know, for sure.  However, over the past few weeks, I have had so much neck, shoulder and back pain, that I am feeling almost like I did, after I was injured in the bus collision of 1980.

Of course, overdoing it last Sunday at the event where I was selling books, didn't help, either.

Believe me, it's not easy living with chronic pain. 

No matter how you cut it, pain is pain.  And, even though I have some days better than other days, I still live with pain, daily.

Never an end to it.

The funny part about the whole thing, is that to look at me, no one would ever know that I suffer with chronic pain.  And, even though I don't always park in a disabled parking spot, when I do, I have sometimes been criticized, yelled at, sworn at and threatened, for using the disabled spot.

Of course, on those occasions when I use my cane, I haven't had anyone yell at me.  But, I try to not use it. 

Not just because I want to become stronger, relying on myself, rather than assistance from a cane, but as a professional real estate person, it sure doesn't look good, seeing me using a cane, from time to time!

Please know that I am not writing about this to complain. It does no good to complain. After all, who truly cares? No one, really. Except God!

One thing I am grateful for, is the fact that once my life is over here on earth, and I reside in heaven with my Lord, Jesus Christ and all who have gone before me, I will no longer suffer.

I am grateful for the promise He made me, and indeed to all who believe on Jesus, in Revelation 21:4, "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away."

Just one more reason to believe on the Lord, Jesus Christ, to be saved (John 3:16).

Until next time...

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