Back in the saddle again!
Cami: Chico’s
Marsh Landing Jacket:
Goodwill, $2!
Capris: Stein Mart

Really, I do feel your pain! I have friends who live with pain every day…either from arthritis, carpal tunnel, sore backs, migraines, or other symptoms. They struggle with how to live life around pain. There are some reading this post who know exactly what I am talking about.

The broken rib is the most consistent pain I have experienced since my three C sections. There is little movement I can make without a jab in the side and a quick reminder something is not right. For the first five days of this injury, I sat in a chair and pretty much had a grand pity-party. I wore one old ratty oversized shirt, pulled my hair back, and wore no makeup. All of the post pictures you have seen during this time were extras taken near the end of school…maybe deep down inside I knew I would need them for something.

I honestly can see where pain is a good reason to sit…check out…do nothing. But, it scared me to see my days off going that direction. So, I forced myself out of the chair…picked up the makeup brush…stood in front of the camera…and, I did feel better. I have to take it slower than before. But I felt so much better than sitting. Today, I am going to attempt to walk the neighborhood. (Head down though…I am in fear of falling and ending up with a hole in a lung.)

Necklace and Earrings: Boutique
Bracelet and Keds Shoes: Stein Mart
Silver Belt: Goodwill, $1

Many of my friends have said, “Take it easy. Enjoy the time doing nothing.” But, maybe the best advice for those in pain is the get up…do what you can…experience life as much as possible. Don’t use pain as an excuse to check out! Pity Parties can become contagious and harmful. I am finding joy in the small tasks…if I do not do this I will quickly become over50feeling90!!

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