Monday, December 17, 2018
Title: Health of old people
Autos of beauty
Stutz Blackhawk, 1970s
I read, “Growing old isn’t for Wimps,” given to us by a friend. There was much about pains, doctors and medicines. Many of our peers spend much of their time at the Doctor’s office and have a list of meds that could break a person. Thank goodness Sherry & I have escaped that so far. I have made it a practice to not advise anyone on doctors and medicines (even my sweetheart). I use common sense myself.
I do a lot of self-diagnosis. I am a believer in cheap bourbon and/or honey, for throat and cold problems. I was taking a statin and weened myself off it I prescribed oats at least 4-5 times a week and that did the trick. Sherry either does oatmeal for breakfast or adds it to our cold cereal. The doctor now says, “The blood work is beautiful.” Our treat is eggs, bacon and grits every once in a while. We eat chicken mostly. Red meat is our dinner ‘treat’.
Besides normal activity, we try to walk at least 2-3 miles a day 5-6 times a week. We prefer to walk 7 days a week.
The last checkup the dr. recommended surgery to remove a ‘skin cancer’ tumor. I will get that done. I have friends who had one removed and now every year it is one or two more. I don’t like that idea. The odds of skin cancer causing death is VERY LOW. I don’t think ‘continual cutting’ on my body is good for me.
It’s foolish to say our health is completely due to our diet and exercise. I do think that has much to do with it. BUT mostly I think we are blessed with good body genes (but bad hearing and bad teeth). LOL
I exercise when we are not on the road by staying busy. Here I have straightened the basement, cleaned the gutters, shoveled the icy snow a little and climbed the stairs a ‘million’ times. (That could be an exaggeration.) LOL
Being here is trouble. I climbed up on a roof to check for leaks. I made a path thru the ice and snow as I went. I knew I was in no danger. Unfortunately someone saw me. Our property manager called Sherry to find out where to send our check. He said, “I saw Jack on the roof at Ewing Drive, tell him to STAY OFF ROOFS.”
Sherry has said I am not old until next month when I turn 80. So IMO I can get on roofs until then. DADGUMMIT!