Fragility of Aging

Psyche entangled in fragility

Ebb and flow of life force distracted

Pain an unwelcomed visitor

Unraveling quality of daily life

Subtraction overwhelms

Healing stands elusive

Photography sits in the freezer

Waiting to unthaw

Journey altered

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  • A visit to my chiropractor in early November, 2019, altered my life unexpectedly. Something he did to my lower back, opened the door to unbearable pain.
  • Once considered a man of healing, now the unwitting antagonist.

V.J.’s theme: Subtraction https://onewomansquest.org/2020/01/13/v-j-s-weekly-challenge-79-subtraction/

About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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30 Responses to Fragility of Aging

  1. Arati says:

    Ohhhh! Does it feel like having the ground pulled out from underneath you. Is there a longing for well being and the ease that comes from the absence of pain? May the overwhelm be soothed and you once again experience ease and freedom of movement. 💐🙏🏼🌟

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    • Olga says:

      Yes, a great longing for normalcy and well-being. Thank-you for your considerate comment, Arati. 🙂 I find it’s even difficult to sit for too long and do my blogging.

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  2. theresaly520 says:

    Oww, sorry to hear this news. I hope applying heat will help ease the pain. I hope you find something to help.

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  3. Amy says:

    So sorry to hear your pain… Hope what he did will help and you’ll heal soon, Olga.

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you, Amy. I’m still waiting on a specialist. It’s been over a year now. I was told the average wait is two years. 😦

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  4. V.J. Knutson says:

    So sorry to hear this Olga. How awful. I pray you find some relief soon.

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  5. Elaine says:

    This is not good to read, does he know what the problem is?

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    • Olga says:

      Yes, I’ve been diagnosed. Most of it has been developing through the years, but getting better with acupuncture and heat therapy, until the chiropractor triggered this debilitating pain. Thanks for asking, Elaine.

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  6. sgeoil says:

    So very sorry this has happened. I wish you a recovery that will allow you to be pain free return to your photography.

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  7. I’m so sorry this has happened dear Olga and hope you can find another form of therapy that can help bring you relief. Personally I have found acupuncture and cranio-sacral therapy very helpful in the past and I know a few people who have regained their mobility through hydro-therapy. Wishing you well and sending love and healing your way 💞💜💞 xxx

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you for your caring thoughts, Xenia. Yes, acupunture has been a life saver for me in the past. I have another appointment at the end of the month and I’m full of hope that it will take the edge off the pain. I will definitely check outsome of your other suggestions. Thank-you for your well wishes for healing. ❤

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  8. Janice says:

    I’m very sorry to hear of what happened in November and I certainly hope you find a healer who restores you to a less painful place.

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  9. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Oh, Olga! I am so sorry this has happened to you. I’ve stopped going to my chiropractor because after an adjustment for about 3 days afterwards I’d be in agony. I am now going to an acupuncturist who is literally saving my sanity! I recommend you go to one. I also found out the hard way not all acupuncturists are the same. The first one I went to made me worse, barely able to walk. The one I am going to now, God bless him! He knows his stuff and I am so so grateful he is in my life. I will be praying for you!! (((HUGS)))!!!

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    • Olga says:

      Thank-you for your advice, Amy. I’m already going to an acupunturist, but she was not able to undo what the chiro triggered. I’m definitely not returning to the chiro. You comment is much appreciated. ❤

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      • AmyRose🌹 says:

        Do you do any kind of exercising, Olga? Yoga comes to mind, stretching. How about walking? That “damage” can be undone as I can attest. You just have to figure out how to best help your body. My heart just so goes out to you …. I live with chronic pain and I KNOW what it does to the body/mind. Hang in there!! xo

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        • Olga says:

          Thank-you for the caring support, Amy. Yes, some damage can be undone or alleviated. I am hopeful. I’m looking into other sources of healing. Yes, I will hang in there! xo

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  10. oneletterup says:

    I am so sorry to hear about this poor treatment that resulted in your current pain. I had a close call with a chiropractor a few years ago. No harm done thank goodness, but I never went back. His “oh well” attitude and lack of apology didn’t help. I have found amazing help from a very talented deep tissue massage therapist. I go to her monthly for a body work “tune-up” and it has made a world of difference. Something no medical doctor or chiropractor has ever been able to do. I hope you find the answers for what will work for you!

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  11. Yes, heat helps.  Does your car have a heated seat?  Turn it on, even when you’re not cold.

    Careful attention to triggers helped when I had sciatica.  For example, the wheels on a desk chair let me separate the motion of hiking the chair (to or from the dining table) from the motion of sitting down or standing up.  Doing both kinds of motion at once with an ordinary dining chair was much worse than doing them in sequence with the desk chair.

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  12. Denis1950 says:

    A very poerful poem Olga sharing how you feel at the moment That photo looks like a painful sensation in the back too. I am experiencing a similar incident at the moment, trying to heal myself looking for an expert. Good luck with your next step.

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