I am participating in a sponsored campaign hosted by the maker of Advil® PM and I received a free sample of Advil® PM caplets. All opinions expressed are my own.
If You Hear a Funny Sound, That’s Just My Knees…
Not all that long ago, I was an active young lady that played competitive sports. I really enjoyed softball and volleyball because I excelled at both. Of course, there were several other activities I enjoyed, too, such as hiking, running, climbing and swimming. These things kept me busy, happy and active in my youth…and although I don’t really want to consider myself “old” yet, I sure do feel “old”. In my heart, I’m still that same competitive young lady tapping her bat on home plate as she stares down the pitcher.
Today, my knees actually sound like an old rocking chair on a wood floor (arthritis and crepitus from old softball injuries) and, thanks to being double-jointed, my hips now pop out of place from time to time and often pinch a nerve when popping back in place. My wrists and hands hurt and occasionally go numb from carpal tunnel, and the fall from the bluffs that I miraculously walked away from at age 15 is now taking its toll on my back and probably causing some of my hip pain as well. When I started working almost solely from my home computer, the issues seemed to be far more obvious. It’s like my joints have all frozen up and it hurts to get them moving properly again. If I’m honest, it hurts just trying to get comfortable in a chair, or even in bed.
Sleep? Who needs that?
I’ve been dealing with varying levels of pain since my mid-twenties, so I’ve gotten somewhat used to it and there is a degree of normalcy that accompanies it. I’m not real fond of taking anything…for anything, but I have caved in on the occasions that it’s just too much to bear. The issue now is that it’s affecting my sleep AND my hubby’s sleep. I toss and turn, just trying to get into a position that’s comfortable enough for me to fall asleep in and most of the time, it’s a lot of work and no reward. I do sleep, but if it’s on my stomach, then my back is ridiculously sore when I wake up. If it’s on my side, my hip hurts. And I rarely sleep on my back because it makes my heels hurt (heel spurs…yay).
When I found out about Advil® PM, I remember thinking, “Yeah, if only it was that easy.” I completely disregarded it and continued to suffer. Why would it work? Nothing else had made the cut.
Then my stepdaughter decided she wanted to try it. Okay, I broke down and bought a couple of the sample packages. Now she’s had 37 surgeries since birth, as she was born with spina bifida and club feet. As I’m sure you can imagine, having that many surgical interventions doesn’t come without a little pain later in life. When she asked me to buy more Advil® PM for her, I was curious how well it worked. She told me she loved it because it eased her pain and helped her sleep. She told me I should give it a try. I listened, and I wish I would have given it a chance when it first came out.
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