Thoughts on Aging

I've sure gotten old! I've had two bypass surgeries, a hip replacement, new knees. Fought prostate cancer and diabetes. I'm half blind, can't hear anything quieter than a jet engine, take 40 different medications that make me dizzy, winded, and subject to blackouts. Have bouts with dementia. Have poor circulation; hardly feel my hands and feet anymore. Can't remember if I'm 85 or 92. Have lost all my friends.

But, thank God, at least I still have my driver's license.

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My body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor's permission to join a fitness club and start exercising.

I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors. It was intense! I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour.

Unfortunately, by the time I got my leotards on the class was over.

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"What do you think is the best thing about being 104?" the reporter asked the woman on her birthday, which had set a record for her town.

After a long pause to think about it, she replied, "No peer pressure."

Posted October 20, 2014

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