I’m looking forward to to my birthday and my next 30 Plus Teams Tour .
I should be really excited to be taking my first trip to anywhere in 2018.
Instead, I’ve got another nagging medical problem .
I’ve got a massive toothache that won’t seem to go away.
I should make a trip to the dentist , but no, instead I’m self medicating myself with the following things:
Gargling with warm salty water.
Taking Motrin like it’s candy, not pills that I can get addicted to.
Taking Orajel, which is a dental product here in the United States that people take when you can’t make it to or don’t want to go to the dentist.
In my case, I don’t want to see the dentist .
I don’t like them.
It’s gotten so bad that for the past two nights, now three if you count today, I can’t sleep on my right side, because it hurts so badly.
Now, compared to what some other bloggers are suffering from , this toothache is a minor thing.
If you’ve ever had a toothache, you know that they’re the worst.
Which brings me to the title of this blog.
Be careful what you wish for.
No, I didn’t wish for a really bad toothache that would prevent me from sleeping on my right side .
Nor did I wish to be really sick during Christmas and New Year’s Weekends.
There’s an American football championship game on and I can’t even enjoy it because I just want to lie down and stop the throbbing that’s going on in my mouth.
What I wished for really badly was to be older when I was a little girl.
I prayed that the good Lord would protect me and watch over me.
He has all through every illness that I’ve gone through no matter if it was my Hysterectomy , my mini stroke, the sarcoidosis that I suffer from and even the heart attack that I had when I was 16.
In the United States with our lack of health care , seniors are basically a gold mine for doctors and hospitals.
They know that we have insurance so they make appointments for us whether we need to see them or not or even to prescribe more medication for us.
When you wake up in the morning , the only snap, crackle, and pop that you should be hearing should be coming from your cereal , not your legs or any other part of your body.
I am grateful to be at the age that I am now, but I do remember the times that I would tell my parents , sister and brother , who were much older than me, how much I couldn’t wait to get older.
‘Don’t rush it you’ve got time’, my sister would tell me.
I didn’t understand what she meant then as I couldn’t wait to get older.
I might have been a teenager or in my 20 ‘ s and couldn’t wait to be oh so much older.
Don’t get me wrong , I’m blessed to be the age that I am now, but I never realized what happens when you get older.
If you get sick, it doesn’t last a few days , try more like a week or longer.
Doctors want to see you so they can tell you not what you really have, but something that you DON’T have and they’ll prescribe some medication that your insurance only pays a part of.
Looking back now, my late sister’s words ring true.
‘Don’t rush it.’
For those of you who were like me, in my 20’s, who can’t wait to be older , the Sports Diva has a piece of advice for you.
Don’t rush it.
Be careful what you wish for .