OLD AGE CONVERSATION
How's Your Health?
When I was young, I remember rolling my eyes when my older relatives started talking about all their health issues. But I found out it’s about the same time the hair stops growing on your legs and begins sprouting on your chin (and in your ears) that your own conversations with friends start revolving around your health.
“Gees, I have to sleep sitting up my acid reflux is so bad.”
“What kind of cholesterol meds are you taking?”
“Don’t worry I always carry an extra pair of underwear.”
“OMG that Charlie Horse made me cry.”
“Where did he go for his hip replacement?”
“It’s like clockwork. Every night at 3:00 am.”
“I am NOT having another colonoscopy!”
“My eyes are blurry all the time. Must be allergies. Maybe cataracts?”
“I’ve got a frozen shoulder.”
“Anyone have any Gas-X?”
“I get a little lightheaded when I get up too fast.”
“Just put some Mucilax in your cereal. It’ll make you go.”
“Doc says my numbers are too high.”
“Whoops, my knee just gave out.”
And then there are the times others worry about your health more than you do.
Like the time someone noticed a dark place on my leg and thought I should go to the doctor’s. Finally, I made an appointment with a dermatologist to humor them. I was a little nervous though when the doctor asked if I wanted the good news or bad news first. When he said the good news was “You don’t have cancer,” but the bad news was it was an age spot, I laughed. Ha!
Or there was the time I was golfing, and I got down on the ground to take a picture of a unique group of mushrooms. The poor golf pro saw me and panicked. He thought I had a heart attack.
Ok, just accept it -- young folks will be rolling their eyes when you start talking about your new hearing aids soon. What?
It’ll Be OK.
“You know you’re getting old when you have to wear your glasses in the shower to shave your legs.” ~ Maxine
HOW’S YOUR HEALTH?