Tag Archives: senior health

Monday Smiles – 2/4/2013

It has been an odd week and a particularly odd weekend.  Muri and I are having our kitchen redone … new granite counter tops, all new appliances, tile back splash.  It’s something Muri’s wanted to do for quite some time … Continue reading

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Common in Older Men

Since I’ve been on Medicare, it happens like clockwork.   December comes and my doctor’s office calls to tell me it’s time for my senior assessment.  Yes, my doctor calls me.  He’s a very good doctor but it’s not altruism.  It … Continue reading

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Doctor, My Eyes

As I get older, I find that mini-maladies that I once ignored … or would have assigned to the let’s-see-if-it-gets-better-on-its-own bin … become a source of worry.  I have plenty of older friends and each provides me with examples of … Continue reading

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Nap? Me?

My wife, Muri, loves sleep.  You can see it.  When she’s sleeping she has a blissful expression, the corners of her mouth turned up slightly in a smile.  She sleeps like a cat, totally luxuriating in the experience.   I, on … Continue reading

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Older Eyes, Older Body

When I was in my forties … and doing several marathons and triathlons a year … a friend once commented that she thought I  was obsessive about my running.  What I was was insulted.  Me, obsessive?  I just love to … Continue reading

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Ads

On Wednesday, I was working on the computer at the Orange County Al-Anon office where I volunteer once a week and  took a break to see if I’d had any comments on my Wednesday morning post, Trees.   I went to … Continue reading

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Die(t)

Do you remember the 1988 film, released in the United States with the unlikely title of The Pope Must Diet?   According to Wikipedia, the script was based around the conspiracy theories surrounding the deaths of Pope John Paul I and … Continue reading

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Aitch Two Oh

Lately, I’ve been very tired and I don’t know why.  I’m getting more sleep than I’ve ever gotten in my life.  I suppose it’s a possibility that I’m getting old.  No, that’s a certainly … it’s a possibility that I’m … Continue reading

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Disclosure

Back in December, in a post titled Don’t Care Days, I revealed that I’d been exhibiting some of the symptoms of depression.  I’d taken one of the depression tests available online and come up moderate.  A doctor had suggested that … Continue reading

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Senior Karma

One of my useful peculiarities is that I am very relaxed around doctors.   While others I know … including my darling wife … stress out before every examination and procedure, I just take it all in stride, which is a … Continue reading

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