My 43rd birthday is in less than a month. My body is slowly failing me. Allow me to lament the ways:

  1. As mentioned before, I have moderate hearing loss at high frequency levels. I just found this out last month. Now, I notice the loss all of the time.
  2. I have gained 8 pounds in six months and can not lose them unless I watch very, very carefully what I eat and drink. And step up my exercise routine to a level that would require there to be 26 hours in a day. I like to eat and drink. It makes everything so much better.
  3. I have had a headache for 3 weeks and finally found out, after seeing a doctor and having a CT scan done of my brain and sinuses, that it is being caused by a structural issue. Translation: my posture sucks.

I went to a chiropractor for the first time (a friend of my husband) and love him because he is going to make the headache go away. (Vodka doesn’t even help. Sake, only sometimes). My posture sucks because my stomach is too big and I roll my shoulders forward to keep my stomach from sticking too far out. I have been living under the illusion that this makes me look skinnier.

God, this sucks.

There are no quick fixes. The chiropractor is going to relieve the pain but then he is going to give me exercises to strengthen my shoulder and back muscles to help me stand up straight. I have to start working out more, including lifting weights. And I have to lose the 8 pounds. Not easy this time of year especially when I am going on a 5 day cruise next week, then Thanksgiving, and then my birthday.

The good news is that I went and got my eyes checked and my prescription had not changed in the last year. God only gives you what you can handle.