Saturday, 4 July 2015

I guess I'm lucky ...

Reading through other peoples blogs makes me realise how lucky I am.
I never considered myself lucky until reading about problems that other bloggers have.
Recently I've had a loss which is still engulfing me, but I'm trying to carry on ...

I'm referring to health.  I'm 70 years old.  I can't remember the last time I went to the doctors, but I can remember that I couldn't find the way in !  So I am lucky with my health.
I'm told I don't look my age, and my vanity will believe that !!!  I certainly don't feel it.  I have energy to spare, and as opposed to feeling that I should 'wind down', I feel I haven't started yet !

I read about how people have to have repeat prescriptions, tests, scans, appointments with specialists, operations etc. etc. etc., and these are people much younger than me.  Some have even had to leave their family homes and move into smaller accommodation/bungalows/sheltered housing because they can't cope anymore.

I feel sorry for these people and their partners.  They seem to have endless problems.   They certainly seem to get their 'moneys worth' from the NHS though !   it's a good job the NHS doesn't depend on me for profit.

I was brought up with the knowledge that you don't rush off to the doctors when you have a sniffle, boil, pimple or pain in the elbow !  I don't even know who my designated Doctor is.

My weight has never been much of a problem, I suppose because I don't stuff myself unnecessarily, the most overweight I have been (at the  moment) is 8 lbs. which I'm trying work off, and I will, because I feel a failure if I think I am overweight, an embarrassment to my family if you like.

Health is precious, and we must take care of ourselves as best we can.  Without our health, we can achieve nothing.  Just a few thoughts ...


  1. I havent even got round to registering with a doctor yet I suppose I should just in case, likewise it would take a lot to get me to the doctor, my last trip was to have a couple of suspicious lumps removed from my hand I opted for treatment with a visiting surgeon at the surgery rather than a trip to hospital, there is a lot we can do for ourselves rather than run to the doctor all the time.

  2. yes, obviously serious conditions can't be ignored, but Doctors have a lot of their time wasted by people who could help themselves. Hope your hand is better.

  3. We've seen too much of hospitals in the last 3 years.Cols heart problems and me having pneumonia last year were both out of the blue, so you just never know. I try and avoid going to the doctors too - too many ill people in the waiting room!!

  4. I hope you are both now well.

  5. I think that's the British way, don't bother the doctors unless you have too. My doctor said to me last time I was ill:

    "Gillian you must be sick as you never come to see me unless you are really sick."

    Personally I have better things to do with my time than sit in a doctor's waiting room full of sick people!!



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