Let me just say right up front, GETTING OLD SUCKS!

Aches and pains seem to be multiplied. As in the case of my two shoulders. In 2017 I had a minor surgery on my right shoulder. The rotator cuff wasn't torn, but it was causing enough discomfort that it needed a surgical procedure called "decompression."

Wasn't quite as lucky with the left shoulder. This one was a full rotator cuff tear. I had surgery on that about a week ago and am still "best buds" with my sling. I slept (to use that term loosely) in my bed for the first time in over a week last night. Up until then, I had been sleeping upright in a chair in the living room. Not a recliner, but one of those big, overstuffed chairs.

People ask how it happened. Only thing I can think to tell them is the 4 times we've moved in the last 3 years. Twice in the past year.

So, pain has been fairly constant since surgery. More so, it seems, when I'm lying down. I feel like a bird who's had its wing clipped. And as the song by the group Mr. Mister goes, "So take these broken wings and learn to fly again."

That may take a while!