I appreciate the freedom with which you live your life. I’m still a newbie at dealing with this thing – so many emotions and so much information and so many changes! I’m nearly 61. I’m quite energetic and enthusiastic about life. Certainly I’m going to miss my workouts … I really pushed my body to take on as much or more than the younger guys at the gym. And, successfully, I might add. No stereotype was too sacred to tackle: if I wanted to enjoy the endorphins, I knew I had to do the work. There is an innate satisfaction in knowing that I was able to accomplish pretty much anything I tried in the gym. I didn’t ‘enjoy’ everything, but that’s not the issue – the accomplishment was the driver.
Meh – enough about that. Gotta change … no use pining for something I can no longer enjoy. I’ll turn to cardio-centric exercises henceforth.
I’m a disabled veteran and the VA is ultimately in charge of my care. While I’m grateful for the healthcare the VA provides, I’m also painfully aware of the bureaucracy that slows efficient and urgent care. I just have to relax until they ‘catch up’ with my trepidation. In the meantime, I am considering perhaps temporarily relocating to a former home of ours, Nashville. The VA hospital there works well with Vanderbilt Medical Center, an internationally-renowned research hospital. Someone mentioned a Dr. Lee @ Vandy – he might be worth my time in contacting.
I’ve rambled enough this morning. Thanks for your encouragement. I can only hope that my own attitude will eventually match your own. Until then, however, I feel like I’m carrying two live grenades around – probably being overly careful in everything.
God bless – take care.