My mom always told me that once you hit your 40's, you begin to suffer from all sorts of mysterious aches and pains.
And after having three children and a full-time job, was she ever right! I was a working mom myself, and I started to wonder if I was being too harsh on my body.
It's kinda weird. You feel fine one day, and then in the next morning, you will wake up with a weird pain on your back. Or you will bend over and suddenly feel a cramp in your leg.
The worst is when your back starts to ache. For no reason at all, suddenly it feels so hurt when you bend over or try to reach something. One other thing I hate is when I get a bad headache that knocks me out for hours.
My back sometimes feels like it goes out for no reason at all. I'm sitting at the dinner table, and when I stand up, I'll get this shooting pain at the base of my spine!
I'm only 47, but I realize I start to sound like one of those old ladies who do nothing but talks about their aching legs or their swollen feet.
I really hate going to the doctor, but I finally made an appointment and ended up waiting for almost two hours in his office before he could see me. He gave me a complete physical but basically, he just told me that there was nothing seriously wrong with me.