#SundayPost: I’m so old

Posted June 14, 2020 in Roundup Tags:

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  •   The Dare by Elle Kennedy


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You guys, I am so old. So, I hurt my back this week. Doing nothing! I’m fine one minute, then all the sudden I can’t stand up straight. Ugh. Sciatic issues are not for the weak, y’all. It happened on Tuesday and I’m still in pain.

I have tried out the new hearing aids this past week as well. All the super cool tech things turned out to be the most annoying things about these hearing aids. So, they are bluetooth and connect to my phone. Great! Except when I’m scrolling FB or Twitter and there is a video, it automatically plays the audio in my hearing aids. Mind you, my phone is always on silent because I don’t actually want to hear the numerous videos (most are ads) so I can’t check FB, Twitter, or IG with my headphones in. Then, if you want to use the features (answer calls, stream stuff, etc) the app has to run in the background. Ok, no big deal, right. Wrong-because the app also has to have location access so when it is running in the background. So it is draining my phone battery by like 2 pm. Not cool. So, now I have just disconnected the hearing aids from phone. That kind of makes them seem a bit like overkill now because without the fancy features, its all a bit much. So, I have an appointment on Wednesday and I am going to talk to her about the other options. I love the sound quality of these, so I am going to stick with the same manufacturer, but go with a different model.

That was my week. Getting old is no joke and I’m feeling SO OLD this week-hearing aids and back problems! At least its June and I don’t have to go to work or anything. But seriously, if anyone has any tips for treating sciatica at home, I’m all ears!

So, whats new with you this week? Did you read any of the same books I did? Did you find any great book deals I need to grab ASAP? Let me know in the comments!

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11 responses to “#SundayPost: I’m so old

  1. You’re not even old. I had more trouble with my back in my 30s when I was sitting behind a desk too much I think. It was not fun. I’ve gotten out of my exercise routine I did before I moved and I need to get back to it. It’s very short but kept me in stronger shape. If I keep cooking in my stay home I’m going to need bigger clothes and I hate that idea.

    Happy reading and stay well.

    Anne – Books of My Heart Here is my Sunday Post   

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  2. Sorry about your back. Back pain is the worst! I remember, when I turned 40, and pulled a muscle in my back opening the fridge. It lasted for quite a while too. I guess my warranty was up. Bummer about the hearing aids. I hope your doctor is able to find you a better option.

  3. Ugh! sorry about your back. I have a pinched nerve that I need to make sure I keep an eye on because good lord it can knock me out for weeks. Getting Old really does suck!

    Have a great week, Samantha! Happy Reading!

  4. I had back pain show up out of the blue (for the first time in forever) a few weeks ago – couldn’t walk, bend, lie down, stand up, and mad at the arbitrariness of it since I couldn’t think what I’d done to bring it on. Today, I’m mostly back to normal. I pulled up yoga for back pain videos on youtube and did them every day several times a day, I elevated my feet (I don’t know why), and I went to the beach – the sea water worked miracles – I could move in the water the way I hadn’t been able to do on land and stretch, and when I got out of the water the pain was less and I continued with yoga…and eventually the pain backed off and I could roll over, get up, and move again. So, sea water (or just some kind of water therapy) and yoga are my anecdotal recs.

    • Yes, I have been looking at yoga videos and that seems to be helping. Sadly, no sea water, but this is just another reason I need a pool!!!!

  5. Sorry, you can’t be old. Because if you’re old then I’m ancient. LOL Back pain is the worst, though. When it hurts you quickly realize how you use your back for every single movement. Ugh. I hope you can find a better hearing aid option from the same maker.

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  6. Oh no, sorry to hear you’re having back problems. That is 100% not fun, especially as you can’t figure out exactly what caused it. Hopefully, the pain eases up soon because back pain is the kind of pain you can’t ignore. And sorry to hear the new hearing aid might be a bit too technologically advanced. I mean, it sounds like it should be brilliant but it draining your phone battery and playing all the social media videos with sound on isn’ great. That was usually my commute issue, I’d have my headphones in listening to music and as soon as I was on facebook every video would start playing with sound and my music would go off. Hopefully, you find a slightly different model which more suits your needs.

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  7. Urg! Nothing makes you feel like being old like back pain. I highly recommend a TENS machine – I was suffering from chronic sciatica which meant I had to have at least 2 sessions every month with a physio (expensive!) and couldn’t travel far without feeling crippled. I couldn’t take part in any kind of classes or go swimming because the following day I’d be crippled… And after I got my TENS machine, my whole world opened up. It takes a while, but these days if I get a flare-up, I’ll set it to run while I go to sleep and then run it during the night if I wake up. And after doing that, it’s normally a whole lot better the next day. They are not that expensive – the same price as a single physiotherapy session… I hope you feel a LOT better very soon:))

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