Basil's Guide to coping with Old Age!
Hey Guys I've got a COPPER NECKLACE!! Wow....I
already had a magnetic collar but since I've been sporting my COPPER bling I
have felt so much better. The Previcox made me feel better but when I got my
necklace I sprang into action. I got it on ebay! Don't doubt it's magical
powers, I wouldn't have believed it. If you want the link just e-mail and I'll
let you know. xx
I have to say I'm a bit fed up now I have arthritis.
I just can't walk as far as I used to. Anyway all is not lost, I have a
few very handy tips for all you OAPs (Old Airedale Pouches) out there.
Well I have to say I am now very stiff in the hips
and one front leg. I have
cataracts growing in one eye and am slightly hard of hearing which had it's
benefits on bonfire night. I can't walk as far these days and oh how I long to
do a full walk like I used to. The mind is so willing but my body just isn't as
able anymore. Stairs are tricky now and it won't be long before I'll need a lift
and being independent just wont be an option. My Mum & Dad have come up with
some help for me, so I can still enjoy myself:-
- I go for rides in the car and then we stop
and I investigate new walks...very interesting finding new smells, jumping
in leaves, chasing the odd squirrel in a moment of excitement (it's so easy
to forget I'm not so young these days) and best of all I get a lift home.
- I have warm wheat bags on my hips after my
walk and sometimes at bedtime (cosy!!)
- Mummy gives me Reiki which sends me off to
sleep and feels very relaxing
- I take Seraquin from my vets which is
Glucosamine & Chronodine
- I am now having regular anti-inflammatory
- I also have Homeopathic medication which
makes me feel perkier.
- I have a dog chew especially for joints
every day and do my exercises.
Well as you can see I am well looked after.
Just remember car rides mean you don't
have to walk there or back so you can still
the odd creature. Being spoilt rotten
helps even though it's hard to accept not
being able to do the things you used to do.
I am gradually getting used to slowing down
but I still manage the odd game, a dig in the
garden but most of all I love a cuddle
More from Basil very soon!