Aging, Health & Wellness
After being diagnosed with a potentially fatal cancer at 61 and undergoing a bone marrow transplant, I’ve gained a new perspective on aging, health and wellness. I’ll try to give you the benefit of my experience with my “Aging, Health & Wellness” posts as I continue to play it by ear and strive to make each day count.
I have a relatively small working vocabulary, and this is probably the first time in my seventy years that I’ve used the word “penultimate.” Google helped me spell it. But I couldn’t think of a better way to describe what’s occasionally been on my mind lately as I’ve...
We’re all shooting craps against Covid these days--playing the odds as we feel our way to deciding what to do (and not to do), and struggle to get back to some semblance of life as we knew it without taking dumb risks. Which of the many longed-for activities we’ve...
I’ve been thinking a lot about pain recently. Not because I’m in pain, but because for the first time in years I’m out of it.
While I wouldn’t have wished for cancer, I wouldn’t trade my new life for my old one.
While I certainly wouldn’t have wished for cancer, I’m happy with my “new life,” and don’t pine for the old one.
Getting older reminds me of wading into a rough surf at the beach and then ducking or jumping the waves as you wade out.
My initial reaction to this “death notice” will sound familiar to many cancer patients.
This is the story of the twisted road I’ve travelled over the past four years attempting to navigate through the shoals of cancer, open-heart surgery and related medical adventures, all the while (or mostly) enjoying life and the silver linings that have emerged. I...
Within weeks of being diagnosed with a potentially fatal cancer, I set to work planning my funeral service.