It is 88ºF feels like 94ºF, 3:00 in the afternoon, and I’m hurting at the moment.
I just took a walk to Manor, my hips were hurting too much to bother going up to Longview. BUT, it’s the muscles and not the joints, so I can deal with it.
With the enforced isolation continuing, and the current political bullshit following the murder of George Floyd, I have allowed my depression to dictate my actions. Or rather, my inactions. I’ve neglected my regular walks, and I can certainly feel it today. I just had to get out and walk or go crazy, so I took a short walk, got the “fresh air, sunshine, and exercise” routine done. I feel a little better for having done that.
The distance from here to Manor and back is not much different from the distance from the clinic building entrance to the actual Fourth Floor clinic I have to visit tomorrow. I am definitely using the rollator tomorrow when I go to clinic. Not only will it enable me to get there with somewhat less pain, but it has a seat where I can sit if I need to instead of sitting where someone else has just sat — social distancing, and all that. 🙂
I know better than to just sit and mildew as I’ve done the last many days. I just need to keep moving more, which makes me feel better and nearly always does, even if it makes my body a little sore along the way.
I am, of course, grateful that my pain meds seem to be mostly doing what they are supposed to do in keeping my hip and knee joints from screaming. Feeling soreness in the muscles is a good thing, so I’ll keep doing it.
Now, as for the George Floyd thing, and the subsequent unrest all over the country … What The Actual Fuck is going on? There are legitimate righteous protests against police brutality. And for the most part they are peaceful marches and protests. Outside instigators, however, have taken advantage and come in to create riots, looting, vandalism, and worse … all with the intent to cast blame on the peaceful protesters and the Black Lives Matter movement. It’s disgusting.
And yesterday’s bullshit photo op was just insane – President Trump ordered tear gas to be used on the protesters so that he could walk across the street to a church he does not attend, hold up a Bible he does not read, and threaten American citizens with military action. What The Actual Fuck is that about??