Saturday, September 8, 2012
My Mom is going to be 90 on November 25th. She is in amazingly good health for a person of her age. But she is forever going to one doctor or another complaining that she 1-can’t walk as far as she used to, 2-doesn’t have the stamina that she used to and 3-can’t do Yoga like she used to. Yes, she does still do Yoga, but on a chair now (I HOPE). They keep telling her that it is her age—she refuses to believe it!
She has always taken calcium supplements and I noticed that now she takes even more. It seems that all her doctors tell her to take it. So every Saturday off I drive to pick her up and go to 4 supermarkets (yes you read that correctly-one has better produce, one has the bread she likes, one has something on sale that she needs and one just in case she forgot something), occasionally a bookstore to pick up yet another crossword puzzle book or to download a book onto her Kindle, and to the drugstore to pick up miscellaneous items and her Calcium! And out to lunch-- Now understand-she still drives-I just feel better if I am doing the driving! By the time I drop her off-carry the bundles upstairs-I’m BEAT. My Mom is in better shape then I am—maybe I should start taking vitamins—just to keep up with her—
Maybe it is because she tried to get me to take vitamins while I still lived home-but I just don’t take them. I am lucky enough to have dense bones and the only medication I am on is for a slow thyroid. That however could change come next Wednesday when I go to the doctor I think the last time was 2 years ago to find out why I have lost 2 pant sizes in less then a month. I say it is because of the extreme heat stroke I had at about that time—everyone else is saying diabetes—well we shall see who is right!