60 years old
and going strong (Now)
I say now because it has not always been that way for me not
for at least the past 15 years. I ignored all the signs like most of us do that
something is wrong. In 2014 I ended up in a wheel chair in so much pain that I
really did not think life was worth living not if I had to wake up crying and
go to bed drugged just to go to sleep. What happened to me? Why could no one
help me or tell me what went wrong and was it too late for me? Did I know this
was coming and just ignored all the signs? Yes, I did and why, because most of us are
taught to believe, accept and bear through the aches and pains and stress we
start to experience as we grow older and take the medication to help you
through your growing pains.
We accept it as fact that these things just happen to
everyone as we get into our late forties and fifties and we just have to adjust
our lives and activities and take things slower working our way to retirement
Retirement is supposed to mean from life’s daily work career
or job. Something you have earned by getting up at least 5 days a week and
bringing home that pay check. Some of us are lucking enough to have enjoyed
that working job life but most only did what they had to do to just survive and
provide for our families. Retirement is not supposed to mean leaving our jobs
and our lives behind.
You figured not feeling well must be old age pains and that
all that stress has just caught up with you after all these years and now like
everyone else it is time to deal with it. Everyone else does. You ate right,
you were somewhat active, and you have good family genealogy. Yes so you had
that occasional glass of wine and maybe smoked cigarettes once upon a time or
had that experimental dubbie when you were younger but nothing outrageous so
feeling like this is normal right?
Wrong!! Let me tell you my story and the story of most, the only difference
is most people just have not figured it out yet where I refused to accept this
fate. The symptoms and situations will
vary from person to person. There is no one wrong or right reason but it all
comes down to a few basic facts.
To be Continued...... May 8, 2016
Yes youe right but we have been lied to for years about
what is healthy and what is not
Do you really have that occasion wine or recreational doobie or is that what you are telling yourself?
Yes you were somewhat active but are you still?
Do you know what it takes to be really active?
Yes you come from a good gene pool (both sides of the
family)? Did you also inherit their habits, traditions and beliefs?
Who do you believe in more yourself or others?
What is your commitment level? Do you even have one?
eat: Have you noticed all the diseases that have popped up in the past 20-25
years and they are rising. Why are all these aliments we have so prevalent
today and not 35-40 years ago? Have you noticed that our children are
developing these same illness at their young ages and even their children are
suffering before they even hit puberty?
powers to be have spent billions of dollars to find out why yet the answer is
right in our refrigerators and sitting on our shelves.
they had to do is ask the question what is different today then 35-40 year ago.
Let’s make a list
- Did our
grandparents buy their cookies or did they make them from scratch
they use butter or margin
in the milk they drank? Lots of skim milk or did they just drank whole milk
in the food they ate: was there soy this and soy that and ingredients you could
they drive to the store that was only 2 miles down the road or did they walk
- Was it
safe for the kids to play outside and run around after dinner or before in
there a lot of TV watched? Did the kids have to use their imagination to play
or did a box hooked up to the TV do that for them.
there bagged pop corn
they have all the substitute sugars we have now or just real plain raw sugar
soda pop come in every flavor and color
- Were the
vegetables they ate grown in their back yards or brought in a store
much stress was in their lives? Did both parents have to work and take care of
the home and kids on a daily bases.
they have McDonald or Burger king or Kentucky fried chicken on every corner
they buy food from every country all the time or just what was native to their