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Moving towards those golden years

I love the line in the movie Forrest Gump that says. Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get. Sitting here at the Hollingsworth Cancer Center and waiting on Katy tells me that our chocolate for today is a bit bittersweet. As Katy walks through the process of trying to beat this thing called cancer we both have hope. We have hope that the chom treatments will heal her or at very least slow down any forward progress it might try to make in her body. We fully realize that despite our best efforts and those of medical technology there are no garuntees. I have heard of people who have gone through chemo and radiation and went into remission for many years. I have also hear of people who went into remission to have the cancer come back with a vengenace and they lost the battle.

Katy and I heard of a family friend who lost her battle with cancer this month. Peggy had stage four breast cancer and it spread to her lungs. Katy was able to do a video chat with Peggy back on the 2nd of February and they had reconnected back on 2016 after several years of no communications. That reminds me of the fact that it is very important that we stay connected to our loved ones. Even if the people are family members and we are not that close or maybe they are not our most favorite person. Life is precious and it does not last forever.

Making memories means that we have to move outside of ourselves and share our lives with others. Our future legacy depends on our doing that. As I get older I find myself appreciating peace and quiet and staying to myself. Large crowds of people with lots of noise and activity is not my cup of tea any more. I want to slow down and appreciate life on my own terms.

Over the last couple of years I have been fighting the obesity monster and along with that high blood pressure. As time has progressed it has become increasingly difficult for me to get exercise and I have struggled with eating better. Education is the key and having the motivation to get off my butt and move away from the computer chair is very important to weight loss. I know what to do but have struggled with implementing those changes in my life. I will be going to a cardiologist today so that they can scold me for being so obese and tell me what I already know. Hopefully they can help me manage my blood pressure levels and I can get back to the gym even if it is in small doses. Something has to be better than nothing. I am determined to not give up or give in. I have a lot to live for and I want Katy and I to enjoy our golden years for several years to come.

Wait just a moment…. When ARE the golden years? Maybe we are just looking down the road and see it right on the horizon? We are both in our mid and upper 50’s so maybe we are just middle aged? Only time will tell.

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