A place to find Hope

Category: aging (Page 1 of 2)

I Feel I am Older Than Dirt. What do I do?

If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

______________________________________________________________________________________

I see to toe doctor today to get my toe nails clipped. I can’t bend down far enough anymore to do it myself. It’s called old age. I am 84 and suffering from the pain of getting older than dirt. 🙂

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Do you struggle with your age? Is it causing you pain and discomfort? I hear you!

We need to be strong and face the walls in front of us. We need to climb over them, dig under them, or just crash through them.

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Of course we have help. God is with us 24/7. He will help us with the pain. He will hold our hand through the storm. He is just a prayer away.

Be strong and call on the Lord to help you through the day.

______________________________________________________________________________________

Remember:

You are never alone,

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

___________________________________________________________________________________

If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

Share Your Many Pain and Hurts With Others

If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

______________________________________________________________________________________

Another whining day. I have been living with tremendous pain for awhile lately.

  1. I have a right leg that is very painful, and I can hardly walk at times.
  2. My lower back is a mess. Can’t stand for more than five minutes.
  3. My left should has a tendon that is in the wrong place and I get sharp pain if I move my arm in a certain way.

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Other than that I am doing fine!!

So how do I handle all of this pain. When I meet with someone and they tell my they have any of the three afflictions above, I share with them how God is with me to ease the pain. He gives me strength and perseverance.

That is called witnessing. It is a nature for me, and I am somewhat glad that I am able to do that.

_____________________________________________________________________________________

How do you handle you pain and other afflictions? Do you not want to share with other people about it.?

Try being positive and sharing with others how God is helping you through you pain. I have seen many smiling faces when I do that. It also make you feel good, because you are helping someone.

______________________________________________________________________________________

Remember:

You are never alone,

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

___________________________________________________________________________________

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

I Received Wonderful News From A Recent Doctor’s Appointment.

___________________________________________________________________________

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

___________________________________________________________________________

I have exciting news about my right hip. I was already in preop, and the next time I saw that doctor I would be on the operating table having surgery on my right hip.

Well, my primary doctor sent the orthopedic a note saying he wants me to try some pain management first.

I went to see the pain doctor and he gave me a startling request. He wanted me to cut back on my pain pills, and see what happens. I got home and decided to go all the way, and take no pain pills.

That was over a week ago and there is no pain. I mean none!

Now there could be two things that happened:

  1. The orthopedic doctor was just seeing dollar signs to get me to have an operation, and spend the money lavishly.
  2. God created a miracle. This is the one I think happened. I was in terrible pain, and knew I was going to have to have surgery. I fought going to a pain doctor. Thank God I did.
  3. The pain doctor found many other problems with my body as he inspected. So I am getting CT exams on several places on my body. (Getting older is not for sissies!

________________________________________________________________________________________

Have you been having those days that overcome you? Too many afflictions? It seems you have doctors appointments every day?

________________________________________________________________________________________

You certainly are not alone. Millions of people suffer. Especially as we get older. So what do you do to face all of these storms? I would love to hear your thoughts in the reply section, and the bottom of this page.

________________________________________________________________________________________

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

____________________________________________________________________________________

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

Pain Came Knocking at my Door, and Never Left.

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

______________________________________________________________________________________

I finally got to see an orthopedic doctor, for my painful hip. I wasn’t surprised by his diagnoses. He said I will need hip surgery in the next three months. My thinking was, “What are you doing today?” It takes months to schedule surgery. I will be getting a steroid shot to ease the pain, but again there are long lines waiting for their shots, so i’ll have yo wait until April 27th to get mine. That is eternity. I have been given pain pills, and they are helping a little, but not very much.

______________________________________________________________________________________

Are you facing serious problems with your health? Do you need some quick help? I’m there with you.

There is not much I can do to help you as a human, but God is there 24/7. Reach out to him and ask for healing. Be patient with Him. His timing is always perfect.

Never give in to the darkside. Seek the light and it will give you hope.

______________________________________________________________________________________

Remember:

You are never alone,

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

_____________________________________________________________________________________

There is Lots of Pain and Suffering in Our lives.

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

___________________________________________________________________________________

_

This old guy is really suffering with pain right now. That is why my posting is not consistent. I have arthritis in my right hip area, and the pain is increasing everyday.

I can hardly walk, and the pain is really bad when I try.

Going to see my doctor tomorrow morning to see what we can do.

____________________________________________________________________________________

Have you had struggles with you health lately? Have your days been filled with pain? I certainly can relate to that!

What can we do to overcome the pain and agony?

This is not an easy question to answer. Of course going to a doctor would be an obvious choice, But what if they say it will take several weeks to do the procedure?

The pain will be knocking at your door and won’t leave.

____________________________________________________________________________________

My only advice to turn all your pain over to God. He knows what you are going through He Knows your pain. “Talk” to Him asking Him to relieve your pain. Lean on Him for comfort and peace.

Above all…never, ever, give up!

__________________________________________________________________________________

Remember:

You are never alone,

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

__________________________________________________________________________________

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

______________________________________________________________________________________

As We Get Older We Fight Muscle Problems and Over Weight

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

______________________________________________________________________________________

I had my first physical therapy appointment today. Oh doggie was it rough. Kate my therapist pushed me hard. My muscles are aching right now. I need the therapy big time. My legs have gotten soft, and it is causing me balance problems and fatigue.

I will keep going and hope that I get stronger as the times goes by.

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Have you had some times where you feel weak, and it is hard to move? I certainly hear you. This is a problem us and older folks face. The muscles start to weaken if we don’t’ keep exercising them.

Never feel you are falling apart. We just need to do something about our bodies.

  1. Go for walks as often as you can. Start out with a short walk, and don’t push it. Then stretch it out a little, Eventually you will be able to walk around a track several times.
  2. Cutting out of bad foods will help tremendously. I was eating some pretty bad stuff, and my weight sky rocketed. I go to cardiac rehab twice a week and walk on the tread mill. That will not only build up my strength, but it uses up many calories.
  3. Don’t sit at your computer all day. Get up at least once every half hour to stretch your muscles.

I bet you can think of many other things to do. List them now.

____________________________________________________________________________________

One of the things that happens to us when we get down on ourselves is depression. It come with the territory when we feel weak, fat, and unhealthy. The ting we always want to remember is that God is with us 24/7. He can brighten you day if you just take time to talk to Him. He loves to talk to you.

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Never let the darkside drag you down like a huge magnate. Fight back with God’s help.

___________________________________________________________________________________

Remember:

You are never alone,

You are never forsaken,

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

____________________________________________________________________________________

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

Aging Ain’t For Sissies, But There are many Blessings.

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

______________________________________________________________________________________

This old warrior,(Ex military)is feeling his age. It is getting harder to walk. Need a cane now, and considering a walker. Don’t feel sorry for me. I love life, and cherish every minute of it.

I always think of my family when I feel sorry for myself. They are my fortress and my tower of strength. They are the most caring, loving, people I know.

_____________________________________________________________________________________

I mentioned that I was in the military above. I served from 1959-1962. That was many years ago, but I still have memories of the good, and the bad days.

I am telling you today about my second book, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the Trenches of Life. It reaches out to those veterans who may be suffering from PTSD, war wounds, or depression. I share stories about my life while in, and share thoughts on how to survive in this not so friendly world.

I hope you will check it out. Especially if you are a veteran, or know somebody that is.

Go to www.dougbolton.com to check it out.

___________________________________________________________________________________

How are you doing today? Getting ready for a cane or walker? I hear you. We need to know that it isn’t the end of the world when that happens. Here are some thoughts on that:

  1. Storms come, but they end.
  2. Be thankful for each day.
  3. Love your family every minute.
  4. Lean on some body close, when you need help.
  5. Getting older isn’t for sissies.

That last one was to make you smile. Aging has its bad moments, but in general it is a blessing. I feel that my children respect me for all the years I have been in this hotel called earth.

___________________________________________________________________________________

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

___________________________________________________________________________________

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

Thoughts to Grow on, and Learn New Ways to Survive.

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

______________________________________________________________________________________

I received good comments when I listed my thoughts to you. I am going to do it again today.

______________________________________________________________________________________

  1. Satan likes to nip away at us until we are beaten.
  2. Am I satisfied in my relationship with God?
  3. Everyone has an assignment from God.
  4. We need to make our faith white hot.
  5. Find someone you are comfortable to share with.
  6. Forgiveness is so unnatural for people.
  7. We live by the rules of God if we have integrity.
  8. Do we act one way all week and then change on Sundays?
  9. Walk away from those who try to change your values.
  10. Faith leads to action without fear.
  11. Are there any sins I don’t want to turn over to God?
  12. God uses adversity to develop us.
  13. What idols do I have in life that taking me away from God?
  14. We receive so many words of fear in the age we live in.
  15. Obey God even when you don’t know why.

____________________________________________________________________________________

Use these thoughts to learn and grow.

____________________________________________________________________________________

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

___________________________________________________________________________________

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

Our Country is Divided, Need to Find Ways to Unite

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

______________________________________________________________________________________

Things are getting dicey in our country. There is an even divide in our country of far left liberals, and far right conservatives. This is causing strive to our country. Some say there may even be a civil war.

It is sad to see so many people angry and steadfast in their political beliefs. We must understand that we are ONE country and should do everything to unify.

Suggestions??? Comments below.

_______________________________________________________________________________________

I have been having health issues lately. I mean I have been seeing doctors almost every day. Not fun, but I am strong in believing God will take care of me. He knows my aliments, He knows my needs. He loves me, and will be there for me.

_______________________________________________________________________________________

How about you? Are you battling ailments daily? Do you wonder if God cares? Of course He does. he made you in His own image. The cows aren’t in His image. The birds are not in his image. Only you are.

Be faithful and He will protect you.

________________________________________________________________________________________

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up.

________________________________________________________________________________________

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

Never Let Age Stop You From Reaching Your Dreams

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

______________________________________________________________________________________

Being an author has been a thrill for me. My first book received a national award from the Reader’s Favorite Awards.

I am now working on my second book called, Signs of Hope for the Military: In and Out of the trenches of Life. It is almost finished and will come out by Christmas.

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Sounds peachy keen right? Well, I have found that it is hard work and stressful. Not that I don’t enjoy writing. I love it, but there are other things I have to do like sell the book. I have been self publishing, which means it is all up to me to the marketing, promotions, signings, etc.

I am 83 years old and now am wondering if I have the stamina to go on with the big push for my second book.

________________________________________________________________________________________

Here is my feelings on that:

  1. Your never too old to start something.
  2. Use your age to be a expert on things people want to know about.
  3. Take time to do what ever project you are working on. Rushing has been bad news for me.
  4. Enjoy what you are doing. Don’t do it thinking you have to do it.

____________________________________________________________________________________

The most important thing to remember is that God is with you. He knows about your dreams. He knows what you are capable of. He will guide you down your path, or He will stop you if He thinks it is too much for you.

____________________________________________________________________________________

Remember:

You are never alone.

You are never forsaken.

You are never unloved.

And above all…never, ever, give up!

__________________________________________________________________________________

+If you like what you see, please subscribe at the top of this page where it says, “subscribe.” When you do, all future posts will come directly to your inbox. Also, if you know some else who could benefit from this site, please let them know.

« Older posts

© 2024 Daily Signs of Hope

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑