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Sunday, February 25, 2018

The Difference a Year Makes



Last winter I was sick and injured. My lung problems were acting up, made worse by the cold dry air of a New Hampshire winter. Then I dropped a bundle of fire blocks on my leg which got badly infected. Lacking mobility, I hung around the house, getting no exercise and snacking too much.

Now I'm in Florida for the winter. My lungs feel good -like they were never injured. I'm physically active and eating less. My clothes fit a lot looser. The damage to my leg is slowly getting better. It swells up less and feels stronger. Hardly any pain lately too.

I really do miss my family and friends. However, I think they understand that this is something that I have to do for my health. I'm turning sixty in a couple weeks. While I firmly believe that age is just a number, it's getting to be a big number. I can only claim to be middle-age if I assume I'm going to live to 120. Maybe medical science will make that possible, but I don't even have basic medical insurance.

With that in mind, taking care of my heath is necessary. There are too many adventures I want to have yet.

-Sixbears

14 comments:

  1. I'll be honest with you Sixbears, I don't even want to live that long. The ones I've seen 95+ are very frail. 80-90 would be okay IF I can take care of my own bodily functions. Otherwise, I just want to go to sleep and just not wake up.

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    1. I've met some old timers in the 90s who were in pretty good shape and their minds were sharp. Of course, they are the exception.

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  2. Some of us were meant to live in this lovely, high-humidity moist air of Florida! Hubby took me to Colorado last winter so he could ski and I spent the week hugging a humidifier just so I could breathe.

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    1. Once the water starts dripping off the walls, there's almost enough humidity to breath. Winter up north is tough.

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  3. Sounds like Florida has been good for you in more ways than one.

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  4. I'm glad to hear that your health is doing better Gotta take care of yourself in your twilight years, right?

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  5. good proof you are allergic to new Hampshire....

    heh

    Wildflower

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    1. It is a good place for me about half the time.

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  6. Stay where you are healthy. If you are alive and well, friends and relatives can come visit you.

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  7. That makes you about four years younger than I .
    Problem with living permanently down here, is that you almost have to be in a city.
    Unless you are in northern Florida.

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  8. Stay healthy sir, its really important as we age to stay physically active.

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