Your health was giving you clear messages?
|Just to get your attention...
Always works for me.
No one has been the recipient of more blind luck than I with family, friends, career, activism, and accolades. All of my kids (4) are successful, happy, and healthy. Even my two older grandkids have Masters's Degrees and meaningful careers. I love you all so much.
Related: In February I developed Advanced Macular Degeneration (AMD) in my right eye associated with retinal vein occlusion (RVO). My right retina ruptured from pressure (clot) and I have near to no usable vision in that eye. This all occurred in a matter of 3 hours with no warning. I am getting good care with monthly eye injections ($1800 co-pay each). The bleeding inside my eye has stopped. However, I have been told to not expect improvement. It is amazing how the mind adapts and switches eye dominance to a working eye. The left eye (my working eye) is being monitored closely. To consider that something so life changing could happen so quickly is sobering.
The poem embedded in the Song “Night Moves“ by Bob Seger, haunts:
I woke last night to the sound of thunder
How far off I sat and wondered?
Started hummin' a song from 1962
Ain't it funny how the night moves?
When you just don't seem to have as much to lose
Strange how the night moves
With autumn closin' in
I have already been so fortunate there is no need to whine. Escapes; a many. I had a place at the beach for two years where I enjoyed walks, the sand, surf, pool, and entertained friends. I ride my motorcycle, drive a convertible, have stylish shoes and drink good wine. I have dinner with friends at fancy Palm Beach haunts. I dress and present mostly the way I want with no lack of confidence, living a full life today. I still have my cognitive ability and can write. All recent blood work is normal to near perfect. Best of all, I am loved and accepted by my family.
My body at 75+ is giving me clear messages. So what to do “With autumn closin' in?” Work to I drop? Submit to big pharma's medical copay strategy that will eventually render me and everyone else penniless? Travel or just sit aimlessly waiting for the inevitable?
There are still French Cafes I hope to enjoy. Italian wineries to visit. So many places...
Live every day to it's full is my choice. What would you do? What are you doing?
Dylan Thomas wrote over 70 years ago these iconic lines:
*XARELTO® can cause bleeding which can be serious and may lead to death. This is because XARELTO® is a blood thinner medicine (anticoagulant) that lowers blood clotting. During treatment with XARELTO® you are likely to bruise more easily, and it may take longer for bleeding to stop.