Sunday, October 20, 2013

Sometimes it just comes

I have had to make a lot of decisions in the last few months. I'm 68 now and I don't want the next 10 years to be like the last ten. I've been aware of the lost memory, slowed reflexes, weight gain, decreased mobility and many more things that have happened to me. I am also aware that much of the problems stems from poor behavior on my part.(too sedentary, too much and the wrong foods, etc) But now I am faced with decision time. I'm in the beginning of an upcoming weight loss surgery. There are tons of things to learn and to do. I know there are big changes coming in all parts of my life and I'm going to chronicle these changes on this blog in case anyone is faced with the same things and in case anyone has a health care decision to make. I'm usually not afraid of change but I am always afraid that I can't do something that is difficult. I'm going to reach out for support and I'd appreciate any information anyone has on this surgery. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I mean it

I'm writing this while listening to Barbara Streisand Guilty album. Sometimes I forget to use the things I know will relax me and make me smile. I came across this on YouTube. It reminded me.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A long time

So much has happened in the last couple of months. I've gotten a reverse mortgage, had a colonoscopy, had a sleep study, and begun the process of signing up for bariatric or weight loss surgery. I am trying to get some painting done, have new wood floors installed, clean out a huge hoarded mess, sell some stuff on ebay, and lose weight I've gained. I feel overwhelmed and I'm noticing that I don't keep up with stuff like I did when younger. So I'm using a program that was put on my computer. It's post its for the computer. And they are great. Since I'm on the computer every day I can list the things I need to do and when they need to be done. And it's right there when I turn the computer on in the morning. This is a case of an old dog using a new trip. Ain't it fun?