As we grow up, things that happen to us can make us go hmmm and scratch our heads at these new symptoms. Some call it the aging process, others say it’s just Father Time catching up, and most of us just say it’s life.
There are ailments that pop up with symptoms that we have never had before. What are some of these you might ask? Well here are just a few.
- The nerve in your tooth dies–seriously. Warm liquids seem to make your tooth radiate, but not hurt. This means that you need a root canal to stop this awful feeling.
- You have sharp abdominal pain after eating. You are now diagnosed as being lactose intolerant. No more cheese, cream based entrees or ice cream. In other words no milk based products for you.
- Bloating from eating bread has started. Not really all bread, but most.
- Eye floaters start to bother you. It’s kind of like you are swatting gnats. They are harmless, but they are very annoying.
- Heart palpitations which are scary. Causes could be sugar, caffeine or alcohol. You think to yourself which one do I have to give up? I have become a decaf (yuck) coffee drinker, giving up most sugar except on birthdays and weddings (I love wedding cake). There is no more chocolate for me since it is a double whammy with sugar and caffeine. But there is a silver lining–wine is okay.
There are many other things that happen to us as we go through life, but I have a sorority sister who always finds the silver lining in things. The one silver lining I see from being lactose intolerant (and I hardly ever ate ice cream anyway), cutting out most sugar, most breads and caffeine is that I am able to control my weight and I can still have wine.
It’s my new normal, and it’s not so bad. We do what we have to do. Remember “thisisyourbestyear”, and cheers!
Does anyone know of a good decaf brand of coffee?