Done for Haiku My Heart
I’ve been battling with osteoarthritis for about a year and a half now and it is worsening day in and day out. The pain is so unbearable sometimes I can hardly walk. My doctor says the pain meds would give me lots of side effects so now I’m only on paracetamol which I even take sparingly. But it is well, The Lord is good. 🙂
a calm dialogue
with my arthritic jointsCopyright © Celestine Nudanu 12/08/16
Nana Prah said:
Unique and entertaining.
Thank you Nana. I bet you the pain in my joints does not entertain me at all. 🙂
Payal Agarwal said:
Prayers and positive vibes your way. Hope you feel better soon. 🙂
Thanks Payal. 🙂
If your joints talk back to you, well… 😉
LOl! I’m sure they do not, since the pain persists. 🙂
Tish Farrell said:
So sorry to hear of your pain, Celestine. You are being very brave.
Eish, Tish, there are days I don’t even get out bed. Trying hard to lose some weight to see if it will help. 🙂
Tish Farrell said:
Am sending you this link to Dr. Mercola’s site in the US. It’s well worth exploring further if you’re trying to avoid drug therapy: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/06/27/safe-and-effective–alternative-to-motrin-for-arthritis.aspx
Ow, thanks a million, Tish. You are such a darling. 🙂 🙂
Sending well wishes to you.
Gemma, thank you. 🙂
Me too Celestine, sending you well wishes and connections for your getting the right support for easing this pain. You are such a bright star in our Friday circle. I love coming here and receiving your gifts. Thank you so. XO
Lea, thanks so much for your love. By his grace I am doing much better. 🙂
So sorry Celestine, about your pain and condition. I can relate very well, as I had that so bad with my bad knees before having total knee replacements on both my knees. I had continued problems and pain before that time. I have arthritis in my back also, and often just take some extra strength Tylenol, sit in more comfortable reclining or recumbent chairs, and apply some heat or massage to it when I can. I’ll keep you in prayer and pray for healing and relief. Blessings and take care.
Joyce so sorry for the late response. I actually thought I had responded to all comments on this post until today when I was going over and then I realised that I hadn’t responded to your comment. 🙂
So sorry to hear about our heath issues Hmm! I can imagine the pain you go through. As for me not even the massage does any relief.
But since I blagged about this, I’ve had some healthy suggestions that I’m following. I’m also on turmeric which seems to ease the pain a little.
And of course prayers, my dear. God heals all our diseases and infirmities and I know he is giving you and I new bodies. Amen. 🙂
Yes, He does. 🙂 I thank the Lord I will one day have a new, resurrected body with I get to heaven. You, too. 🙂
Yes, where there will be no more pain. Amen and Amen. 🙂
Lucid Gypsy said:
I’m really sorry to read this Celestine. A close friend lives with the pain of arthritis, it’s hideous. Does ibruprofen help? It tends to be more effective than paracetomol.
Gilly, I have started taking the ibuprofen as you suggested. And it is helping. 🙂 But I would not want to stay on it forever so I am following advice to go off foods that may aggravate the pain. Thank you so much. 🙂
Lucid Gypsy said:
I have heard that tomatoes should be avoided. I’m glad it helped, but perhaps save it for the bad days. Take care my dear.
elaine patricia said:
Keeping moving helps my pain. Sounds silly but it does help.
Elaine, it does not sound silly. I have realised that it really helps. Thank you 🙂
Claire 'Word by Word' said:
Medicine and poetry, sending you healing vines and continued creative inspiration 🙂
Claire, thanks so much.
You’ll recover soon. My prayers are with you. 🙂 Your words are so powerful and energetic! 🙂
Thank you Swati. 🙂
Sorry to hear of your pain. Hope you find some solution. Beautiful poem.
Sumyanna, thank you. I’m much better.
Seyi sandra said:
So sorry sis about your pains, I hope you’ll heal in Jesus name. Love the haiku though, sometimes I get insomnia too. Glad to be here, it’s been ages.
Take care sis, God bless you! 🙂
Sandra, I am healing by his grace. In everything without prayers and the intervention of our Father in heaven, we would not achieve much.
By His stripes I am healed. Amen. 🙂
Celestine, I wish I had a magic formula. Living with pain of any kind is tough. Kudos to you for your bravery. Many blessings and hugs and healing thoughts your way.
Thank you Judie. 🙂
Khaya Ronkainen said:
Sending you well wishes, dear Celestine! Pain can rob us of joy, I really hope you find ways to manage it without having to rely heavily on meds…*hugs*
I’m trying dear Khaya. Indeed, sometimes, all the joy dissipate from me. My consolation lies in my faith. 🙂
sending you love, light and compassion. i too live in a body that derailed my physical reality years ago; an extremely rare genetic inborn error. my heart is with you. i spend five mornings a week in a warm pool for physical therapy and it has elevated my horizon significantly. not only do i build strength and fortitude-i re frame my daily reality of pain and limitation with a welcome hour of weightless, painless, grace-i can’t recommend water therapy enough! and a daily glass of “golden milk” a turmeric rich drink i make in coconut milk. take care my friend. wishing you pain free days and nights of perfect peaceful sleep.
Rebecca, thank you so much for your helpful words. Your words have lifted up my spirits and I know that all is not lost. I have really had bad terrible days that I could hardly walk or lift a finger to do anything. Thank you my friend. 🙂
I’ve been making enquirers around the health shops for the turmeric powder. I hope to get some soon.
My nights are somewhat better thanks to prayers too. 🙂
My mother suffers from a bad osteoarthritis as well. Sending healing vibes your way. ❤
Thank you Noora. Praying for good health for your mum. 🙂 ❤
I’m so sorry that you live with that kind of pain. My middle son does also; it breaks my heart when I see him when he first wakes- he can hardly walk. I pray that you get some relief.
Ow Nonnie, I know how it feels. My 80 year old mother lives with me and she dies a little every day when she sees me in pain, especially in the mornings. I sincerely pray for relief for your son. 🙂
Oh dear, I had no idea you’ve been in such pain. Sending thoughts of healing and peace your way. I hope you can find a medicine without terrible side effects. Sending a hug.
Hugs received and returned dear Jen. 🙂
Sharmishtha Basu said:
ouch! take care!
I will my sister. 🙂
Hi Celestine, I am Madhava Rao from India. You have expressed your pain painlessly in plain words. Just now I have read some more of poetry.
On the other hand, to get relief from your pain, try this Wheat Grass Therapy :- Soak a handful of wheat in water for 24 hours, take out and put them in a white cotton cloth, tie up for 24 hours and you will find sprouts; sow them in ground and you will find lush green wheat grass in a week’s time; cut a handful of grass leaves, leaving two inches at the bottom level so that they grow again. Now, wash the cut grass leaves, chew them and swallow the juice. Do it daily once and most probably you will get relief. No side effects. You can even read about this wheat grass therapy in internet. Wishing you all the best.
Thank you so much, Madhava. 🙂 It’s great to have you on my blog. 🙂
Indeed I shall try your remedy. But I want to know whether I can use the refined wheat or the wheat that comes in the husk.
Hi Celestine, thank you for your reply. For sprouting you have to use Wheat with Husk i.e. the natural seed. I am giving below two links about the wheat grass. On the other hand, you may also try Homoeopthy medicine if qualified doctors are available in your place. Wishing you good health,
I kept bobbing my head when I read this…I have suffered for many years with this and agree that meds don’t help…I discovered years ago at a friend who had a huge whirpool in her back yard. I felt such relief…warm to hot water relieves the pain. If I could take 2 to 3 baths a day it would sure help:) a hot shower is not the same. Sending you warm comforting vibes.
Hmm my friend. Unfortunately I do not have a bath at home, for fear I will slip and fall. Rather a shower. Of late I have been immersing my feet (which also hurt so much) in hot water which seems to help a bit in addition to bathing with hot water.
I’m also doing away with certain food that seem to aggravate the pain, like diary foods and food with gluten, and adding more ginger to my food. I intend to search for turmeric pretty soon in the health shops around as I read through one of the links I was given on the blog, that it helps. So help me God. 🙂
Yes There are many foods that are triggers. I’m biking more now as walking too much comes with a price
LOL nothing comes easy. 🙂
So true…my motto has been for 30 years…when there is pain, at least I can still feel.