Yes, almost three years since The Big Surgery. And I am feeling pretty much okay. It has taken much longer than I would have liked, but I admit I have no been as diligent as I should have regarding adherence to exercise and better eating. I still do eat mostly healthy and balanced, but I’ve not been strict about getting out and walking. I keep thinking I want to, but then I don’t actually do it.
I have days when I get up raring to go and other days I feel like just melting into a blog on the couch, which isn’t so healthy. And once in a while I forget to take my meds, either the morning or the evening, but that’s only 2-3 times a month when I forget.
In the last 3 years there’s been some areas of growth, and some areas of laziness on my part. I won’t go into that.
A while back I was looking through pictures, both in Facebook and my blogs, finding pictures of things I have made — various knit or crochet items that I had completely forgotten about. I wonder if this is true of other crafters, they keep producing to the point they just forget what they’ve done.
Also lately, I have been seeing notice of various celebrities who have died. Most are 2 or 3 decades older than I, but it is noticeable that more people are dying who are younger than I. It drives home the fact that I am getting always older and eventually my own time will be up as well. I can’t do much about that, other than try to take care of myself and then hope I die a quick and easy death. I definitely do not want to linger about like my father did for several years after his first stroke.
I wasn’t close to my father’s parents, or to my mother’s father and his wife. Mostly I knew my mother’s mother and her husband. But even that relationship was semi-distant because my mother and her mother had a strained relationship. I’m not as close to my kids or my grandkids as I would like to be. I’d love to have the money and other resources to make their lives better or at least easier.