Skeletal Pain and Whatever's Going Around
Here, at least on the East coast of the U.S., there is some sort of cold or flu going around. Now I take the flu shot. I'm not one who believes the shots are perfect. But neither do I think it's just another way to get into my wallet. And I am old. I also take the pneumonia shot. But that's another matter.
About two or three weeks ago, I took this "cold" in a minor way, a mere inconvenience. A bit of stuffy nose, a ticklish cough. And that cough turned into an amazing cough that almost caused me to black out any number of times, when I would laugh, or, unannounced and at random.
But one other thing showed up. Pain in my left arm. Excruciating pain. Which then traveled to between my shoulder blades and my back.
At first, I thought this was due to a fall I had taken that had caused me to break my left wrist. But that break was minimal, and the healing process was well-along. OK.
Then, too, I had gone down the basement to turn off a light, and in the process, I felt this mildly sickening jelly-like sound (wrap your head around THAT description) in my lower back that told me, "Uh-oh. You're going to be sorry THAT happened!" And I was.
Well, certainly this was no part of the cold/flu bit, was it? Don't be too sure. You see, a friend, I learned later, had a cold that included incredible skeletal pain! And an elderly friend was found on the ground and had to be taken to the hospital. He could not move, and he was diagnosed with the flu. He spent some time in ICU and is now at a rehabilitation home.
GET READY FOR ANOTHER OF MY THEORIES...
Well, my theory is that people, even though they may feel moderately well, may be sick at times, even though it never crosses their mind. I would suggest they are very minor sicknesses, and do not have to produce a sore throat, congestion, a cough, sinus troubles, or even a headache. Other symptoms not associated with ordinary illness are experienced. Still they are "sick." Does this seem reasonable to you?
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