In this year before the next presidential election, we’ve been bombarded with all kinds of yucky news. I for one am sick of it and have decided to disconnect when it’s time for the news shows. It has become nothing more than tabloid news anyway, which I can read for free at the check out stand at my grocery store. We should not have to be subject to all this nonsense for more than a year before the event occurs.
On the other hand, when something good happens, we need to take time to thank God for it. Thus, I am doing so today. When you get to be my age, any little thing makes you think you have cancer or some deadly disease. Each new ache and pain is a good indicator that you aren’t long for this world. Paul and I are now 77. We were married when we were 22 which is 55 years ago (almost.)
So we both had our annual physicals about a week apart this year, so the nail biting and negative thinking had already begun to creep in as we waited for results. It was suggest that Paul have a PET scan, because it was some time since he had been treated for prostate cancer and his numbers were elevated. The final result (drum roll please!) no cancer indicated. Praise God. All his other tests were fine too.
I went in with a variety of issues including a sprained knee, a UTI and lots of questions. I was sure I had early signs of Alzheimer’s. I was convinced that I had bladder cancer or kidney stones. My allergies were acting up and I was expecting the worse. I actually suggested that my doc come home with me, so that when I have these feelings of anxiety over aging, she could reassure me on a daily basis.
All of my blood work came back fine except for the UTI, which is treatable. My knee is now in a brace to keep it stabilized. The only problem is, it keeps falling down half way through the day. I wonder if they have suspenders for knee braces. My lungs were clear and I was just experiencing the bad air that everyone else had been.
So it looks like the two of us are good for another six months. I guess God isn’t ready for us yet.