I think of myself as a healthy person. Oh sure I am not without ‘condition’ as it were. But I think that as long as the affliction is manageable then it means I am in good health.
Imagine my surprise yesterday when I went for a ‘follow up appointment’
Doc says, How are you?
I reply, I am great! I feel good.
Doc says, Well there are a couple of things I want to discuss with you regarding your bloodwork.
Now keep in mind that when I was terribly ill for over a year every bit of blood work came back perfectly normal.
Well it appears my cholesterol is high. I have been eternally proud of my cholesterol and my bone density. They were what convinced me I am far younger than anyone knows.
I resisted but the fact is I had to go on a statin. But I said could I not spend a couple of months making dietary adjustment?
Doc says no. This is absolutely necessary right now.
I say, But that is an old person’s drug and you are on it for life.
Doc looks at me like perhaps I have an age defying problem. Me? Never! I just don’t think I am truly as old as the people I grew up with.
Anyway, must head off to see our favorite aunt.
Oh the point is, as we age, we cannot be fixed so easily. No new roof to prevent the leaks, so all we can do is scatter pails, buckets (medications) to address each no leak as it happens.