I'm not receiving any compensation from Biofreeze for this blog post. I simply wanted to tell my story. I injured my low back a few months ago. I have been doctoring for this and have had some relief, but I still have a painful "catch" in my sacrum, when I get up from sitting in a chair or when stooping over to pick a weed. I didn't have this pain before I injured it...so I was hoping that I could get back to old myself again...when the injury is taken care of. I've been to a point of just about giving up and thinking that I just have to accept the situation and deal with the pain everyday. Then I read on a few blogs about Biofreeze. When you are in pain so much of the time...you will grasp at straws and try most anything. I ordered some Biofreeze that very day. I have to say just a week and a half later, I've had two days with almost no pain. I have used it religiously...four times a day. I love the cool feeling that it gives and after using countless ice packs I feel that the cold is more intense than those. I know that a lot of people, who are elderly, read my blog. You've all read about my giving up some tasks in the garden and how hard it has been for me to do so. Yesterday, I was out in the yard...and bending down a little...waiting for the pain....but it didn't come. I am not going to overdo by gardening or riding in the car too far. I've been hurting so long and I know the changes that pain have made in my life...so I wouldn't jeopardize my good feeling. I'm continuing to use this product and hopefully, next year, I can be able to do more things in the garden.....things that I love to do, but have put off for a while this year. I wrote this to maybe help someone else who is experiencing the same thing. It's what we seniors do...if we find a product that helps us in growing older...we should tell others about it. I hope that you find this post interesting.
This past weekend as we sat at Joe's son's house...they asked if we wanted to get in the hot tub. Now, normally, I would really enjoy this, but how in the heck am I going to get in the hot tub...hurting as I have been? Should I take a chance on that ladder of falling right now....just as I am feeling better? I think not. I looked at Joe and he looked at me. We don't like to complain to our kids or bore them with our tales...it's just that we want them to take a look at us...really look at the changes in our bodies. I think that they want to remember the Mom and Dad who used to run with them...play ball...sit on the floor and play board games...fly kites...chase after them. They don't want to think about the day when we won't be here. Our kids just don't get it...we are old and have had to slow down. We have accepted that. We don't want sympathy or help. Right now...we can manage fine on our own. ..Aging is inevitable...We told Joe's kids as they sat there with wide eyes..."You young people are sitting there thinking that you will never get like this...maybe you are taking good care of your body, by exercising and eating right...to alleviate some of the age related problems. You will all get there someday...You will all grow old and have some health issues that involve pain. ...and we hope that there is someone there to listen and understand"