“If I Could Save Time In A Bottle”

Daily Prompt – Bottle

After watching the Tony Awards last Sunday (we actually finished watching them today) I guess it is fitting to have a Musical Blog Post!Another good song line would be “Time Keeps On Slipping Into The Future” (Fly Like An Eagle, Steve Miller Band).

I just can’t believe that it is half way through the month of June in the year 2017! I thought it was just yesterday that we were saying Happy New Year. But of course, that couldn’t be true because we are in our new place and only have been for a month…a MONTH, and we haven’t finished unpacking yet.

My husband’s nephew is graduating this week. I remember when we went to see them in the hospital just after he was born. I looked after him for the first year of his life. He is so tall, handsome and smart, but he wasn’t supposed to grow up that fast.

Besides kids growing up before my eyes, my friends and I have grown up a lot too (I think the proper word is “aged” but I prefer the other!) On the inside I still feel young, even with my chronic conditions; however, I get a shock when I looking in the mirror!

I recently attended what would have been my high school 40th reunion if I hadn’t gone to the private school my Dad went to for my grade 12. However, I had been to school with many of the people there for 10 years or so and they invited us along. It was so good to see everyone but they looked so old! (Okay, Lydia, remember it is a FORTIETH Reunion).

Another reason for wanting to “Turn Back Time” (with credit to Cher), is my health. If I could go back to when I was first diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, with the knowledge about it that I have now, I believe things would be different for me. Back then you were told it was due to stress and you should take all stressors out of your life, exercise every day and that should take care of it. Oh, and that was just from the doctors who believed it even existed! I had one doctor who told me that I was “faking” the tender spot and trigger points as I had probably memorized them from the internet. No, seriously!

Just recently I saw my ENT who told me that there isn’t anything he can do about my throat problems (choking on pills, food, water, air; gravelly voice; constant dry mouth; feeling like there is always a ball of phlegm at the base of my throat). He gave me a prescription for a solution that will hopefully make swallowing easier. I respect him and know that he is a good doctor; however, he isn’t the one who has to live with this. He told me to drink lots when I eat (and before I take a bite) which I do. He also said I should take note of what foods I can and can’t eat (been there, done that). If I could go back to before I had the surgery to remove the scar tissue on my throat in 1992, I don’t think I would be having these problems. I have since found out that I produce scar tissue at a great rate and it comes back worse when it is removed.

But time is something that can’t be put in a bottle or turned back. It will keep on slipping into the future no matter how hard we dig in our heels. However, we do have some choices. For one, we can just accept that the only way things will be different is if we could go back in time and change them. Or, we can leave the past where it is and look at the positive things we have now and build on them. Better yet, we can accept who we are, and what we have and show the world that nothing is going to get us down.

Thank you for taking the time to read this!

Lydia!

About LydiaA1614

I am a woman, wife, Christian, mentor, writer, crafter and dreamer. I have had many health challenges in my 50+ years - both physical and mental. But these just enhance my other qualities and make me the individual I am. My writing encompasses all of the above and more.
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7 Responses to “If I Could Save Time In A Bottle”

  1. Love it Now says:

    I’m sure that even if we could go back to the past we would make those same choices because we would be again the same persons we were🙂

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  2. Izrael says:

    Hey Lydia! Living with Fibromyalgia is tough, but I just want you to know that you are such a strong person to be able to live through it each day. I want to send you my love and support. Much love ❤

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