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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I'm not old, I'm injured



One of the weirdest things that happened to me when meeting up with friends is that we became our grandparents. You know how when you are a kid you hear your grandparents talking with their friends about illnesses and injuries? You thought you'd never become those people.

We hadn't seen each other for months. What do we end up talking about? Illnesses and injuries. What that heck? When did we become those people? The funny thing is that we all came to the realization at about the same time. It was kinda depressing.

Yes, I've been dealing with a gimpy leg the last few months. It's an injury, not old age. Then again, the fact that it's been taking months to heal might have something to do with the gray in my thinning hair. At 20 I'd probably have shaken off the injury. Back then my immune system was strong enough to kill squirrels in the driveway.

Both of my friends have the regular assortment of maintenance medications. One just had a cancerous tumor successfully removed and the prognosis is excellent. His cancer was caught because of regular blood tests he has done for another chronic condition. He's had the most serious illness of our group, but looks much healthier than we do. Go figure.

This injury of mine had made me feel old, but I've been injured and felt old before. I've gotten over it in the past and will get over this now. Before long I'll be feeling well enough to do something crazy and foolish. Looking forward to it.

-Sixbears

6 comments:

  1. At least the conversation didn't devolve to bowel movements.

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    1. It was the next step . . . We pulled back from the edge just in time.

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  2. Try and stay as physically active as possible. When my Grandfather had hip surgery, his sister told my Grandmother to allow him to do as much as possible. She didn't and his convalescense just sitting there allowed his muscles to lose use. He was confined to a cane, then quickly a walker.

    Use those muscles - we need to continue exercising, no matter our age, as long as possible.

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    1. Good advice. That's what's made my leg injury so tough to deal with. It's a fine line between walking enough and too much. If I overdue it, I spend the next day recovering. However, it is getting better, if not as fast as I'd like.

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  3. A link that proves your a trend setter.
    http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/enthusiasts/old-ambulances-are-dirt-cheap-and-ready-for-a-second-life/ar-BBCXAoK?ocid=spartanntp

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    1. Thanks for the link. Good article. I got mine for a really cheap price and it was in good shape.

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