Today I have a really bad lower back pain. I used to suffer from it but did not have any problems in a long time. Since a while now I have some pain again, but it is bearable. However today it is not. I can vividly image now how my dad must feel on many days. So with a disabled back and an out of order foot I am slowly falling apart.
Since I turned thirty, the magic number, I more and more experience what it means to come of age. Not that I really am entitled to complain, but it is just such a weird experience. Suddenly, sleep deprivation cannot just be overcome with another cup of coffee in the morning. Or the tiny cut in the finger takes more than a week to heal instead of a few days or less. Observing and maintaining body weight becomes a whole enterprise on its own and little ailments become more of a bother with time. And while I used to be agile and flexible, now I rather uncouthly try to touch my toes. At some days I wonder how people can be 60 or 70 years old and actually stand it. I can not imagine to get there at some times.
I wonder how I can convey to young people, like my niece and nephews, that getting into the habit of working out is really important. They don't feel anything yet, so they don't care. Don't bother with the desperate talk of an old auntie.
On the side, my nephew recently marked me as aunt on his facebook profile, then I felt really old. Being an aunt since I am little, because of my older siblings, I never felt like a real aunt I guess throughout my life.
Anyway, I did not even turn 32 yet, but at some days, like today I feel really old. So can anybody get me new body, please?