But I am coming back and my memory is not totally destroyed. I give credit to my ancestors for giving such a hard head and all my dancing lessons when young that taught me how to fall. This new year I plan on staying on my feet.
The trick for me is not hurrying and avoiding throw rugs. I always rush to do what I need to do or want to do. I forget that that this body is 74 years old and has been affected with conditions for almost 25 years. I have to learn to slow down.
I must enter old age gracefully, not like the bull in a china closet that I have been. I really have nothing to do immediately that really needs immediate attention. but old habits are hard to break (tired old saying that is still true).
From falls, I have damaged my shoulder even more to the point that is just hurts all the time. I asked my doctor for a referral to a orthopedic doctor so I can find out about what to do with it. I am afraid it is surgery, and a friend has warned me that her shoulder took a long time to heal. And that you cannot use that arm.
Well, I cannot use this arm much now. It is killing me right now when I type this post. The shoulder is causing all the muscles in my right arm to hurt when I push them to type or anything else my right arm does .And that is a lot since I am right handed.
But other than that pain, I am doing fine. I am still walking with cane, no walker yet, and with the pandemic I am staying inside quite a bit. I do not need another disease or handicap to deal with.
Riley, my Yorkie, and I hang out at home with each other. I walk him a couple of times per day and that gets me out. Neighbors come by and we visit in the hall, 6 feet apart, or they come to my patio and we visit outside.
Since I am home so much, I have decided to decorate a little more. I have rearranged my furniture in the living room and I have plans to add another bookcase or shelf unit in my bedroom for all of my books. Since I have been incapacitated, my friends here pick up books at used books stores and discount stores. I have one 4 shelf bookcase filled and I have started on another. There is so much time to read now and when I tire of TV, I read.
I hope all of you and your families who follow me are safe and well. And to those of you who have commented, thank you. It is nice to see, even if critical. I know I have followers, because this website counts you, but to have personal comment is nice.
Stay well all of you, please. And thanks for reading this.