Getting Old—or Older- Or
- I started this thing about eight or nine years ago, thinking about recording the process of getting older. Soon after I began, my brother started a blog about the same thing, calling it something like “Reflections of a Depression Baby”. Before it got too deep, he passed away. My brother in law, who was a computer expert, did most of his computer business researching genealogy, but he started losing his health, gradually leaving the computer, and last week he died. Sometimes I wonder that I am still around. Strangely enough, except for shoulders that give me pain all the time (My rotator cuffs are worn out. The doctor recommended shoulder surgery –replacement- five or six years ago, and I decided I was too old for that stuff so I didn’t do it. If I had known how much worse the pain would get, I would have done it, but when I suggested, a couple of weeks ago, that I would like to reconsider, he told me that I am now too old and frail.), but strangely enough, except for the shoulders, I feel better than I have in a long time,
I worry a lot about my family (they in turn, worry about me). My oldest son has passed away from lung cancer, another son is doing sell but he has the same problem with weight that I used to have (I have lost about eighty pounds in the last couple of years), One daughter us coping with severe plantar fasciitis her delightful daughter just lost part of her leg from diabetes. One grandson has been on a Mormon Mission for the last couple of years in Ukraine (In Donetsz where things are very tense, so I have worried about him—I found out yesterday that he has been transferred to Mesa, Arizona, so I am less concerned about him. I am taking care of another son’s delightful three legged dog while he fights through personal problems, Roxy, the dog, loves to be taken on walks, but walking him is lkie walking a forty pound mosquito, he walks in every direction at the same time. The secdnd time I walked her she tipped me over and blacked my eye. ( I was using my walker at the time, I have found that without the walker, I can control her for a short walk, and we are both exhausted but exhilarated when we are through,)
At any rate, as I get older ife is still interesting—what I can remember from day to day. I was reading the diagnostic from my cardiologist the other day, and he states that “I deny having any chest pains”, like he doesn’t believe me. Getting older is certainly interesting.