Pain Discomfort

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“My tolerance for discomfort has lessened in the past couple of years (I’m 65.)

If I am physically uncomfortable in any or more ways, i.e. sore toe, tooth ache, tired, too hot, too cold (to name a few) I find it incredibly hard to be the giving, kind person I used to be. I do not like this tendency and can’t shake myself out of it.

Does this happen to any of you, and what have you done about it?” -Anonymous

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18 thoughts on “Pain Discomfort”

  1. Having some soreness, burning in my right leg, upper thigh, any ideals what it could be? Had a stent put in last tues, went in thru my groin on my right side.

  2. Iv learned to listen to my body . When my pain gets to a point that I’m cranky I’ll rest and give myself alone time until I feel better.. god bless us all . We do the best we can 🤗

  3. Yes I too have noticed my pain tolerance is not as good as it was. My doctor is of the school things start to wear and tear st your age. Thank you I feel good. Did say to him well you will my age one day I’m 72 but try to keep going slower than before but if nothing else I will go on and enjoy myself when I can. Costing the government money which I have paid in.

  4. There is an old saying which helps me: there is pain and then there is suffering. We choose to suffer…..or not. And I tried it when I was in pain and in stead embraced the pain and didn’t fight it or suffer because of it and it sure helped. I’m 69.

    1. O,you”poor” thing.You can’t take having toothache,sore toe…and with that you can’t be kind person?
      Maybe ,instead feeling sorry for yourself ,you should go and volunteer at children’s hospital and see all sick kids fighting and dying of cancer.

  5. I have learned that attitude and self communication help deal with the fact aches and pain come hand in hand with age after a certain number of years. I was taught to practice focusing on something either odd or pleasant that was not a part of my daily life…instead of the pain. It works for me. I live with a nasty cancer that refuses to go away, and sometimes it can be a downright royal pain in the ……. you fill in the appropriate description for you. Focus and determination to not allow it to define your life is all important. How would we know peace if we didn’t know pain…and vice versa. It is all part of living. 🙏❤️🤷‍♀️❤️🙏

  6. I have to tell you all a nice story. But first, to answer the question. Yes, I have felt invisible. But I figure – well, I’m 69, so who cares anymore what I look like or what I think? But I do I say to myself! I want to look good, feel good. And we have the internet to say what we think and I do speak my mind sometimes on there especially if I see something outrageous. But, my story. I was in the grocery store last week. I had just washed my hair that morning. I have let my hair get longer than I’ve worn it in years. It’s almost to my shoulders. It’s wavy/curly depending on the humidity. Usually I let it air dry. I do use a mousse to help keep the frizzies under control. Anyway, a younger woman stopped me and told me how beautiful my hair was! I was stunned! I thanked her and she said no, really, it’s so pretty! Well, that made my day and the glow has lasted an entire week! Imagine, a younger woman telling you that you have beautiful hair!

    1. What a lovely compliment that was, it often doesnt take much to boost our confidence. I’m 74 , have also let my hair grow a little longer than it has been for quite a while and am enjoying it. I live alone so what others think of me no longer matters so long as kindness prevails.

  7. I remember being at the doctor’s office for a physical about 10 years ago or so. I’m 69 now. He asked me if I have any pain. I said no. He seemed surprised. I wish I could talk to him now!! I have arthritic pain in my feet something fierce and back pain from osteo. I get annoying pains in my hands, and my toes. Right now I have pain in my right arm, shoulder area – talked to the doctor about it but she didn’t seem too interested. It’s either from muscle or a stretched tendon she said. But I’ve had it for 6 months now. It’s my dominant arm so I suppose that doesn’t help. I know there’s good reasons for all of this but it’s hard to ignore sometimes! If it gets really bad, I take some pain meds.

    1. Oh no I’m so sorry you have suffered for 6 months with arm pain. My arm has bothered me for a while I gave up and went to the Doctor and now I’m going to Physical Therapy and it’s helping. Good Luck

  8. I am 81 since my hip was replaced I have some pain ,not bad pain more annoying just have to cope. I have a 90 yr old hubby that’s blind and losing his memories so it keeps me going.

  9. Good topic. From the very beginning of our relationship, I was the healthy one, and proud to help my husband out with anything. Now, my body aches, and am impatient with my body and his body’s failings. It’s going to get worse. Terrible.

  10. Yes, but I find that I have less patience as I age. Just being conscious of your being less tolerant is good because you can then consciously choose to be your normal kind and giving self.

  11. Like it or not i guess these things come more as we age. My sister and i talk about this sometimes. I’m 70. She is a couple of years younger than me. Pain is something that happens we my sister and i have come to accept this.

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