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 ...