If you’ve been fortunate enough to live to the age when you can now be considered a senior citizen (and if you’ve been open minded), then you must have been taught some very valuable lessons in life. If you’re like the rest of us senior citizens, then you’ve also formed many opinions of your own, whether they be religious, political or anything else. Continue reading
I always thought that I knew my own body. I was wrong! When I wake up in the morning, every bone in my body aches, (and what doesn’t ache, doesn’t work anymore). I used to know the medical term for each ache and what amount of pain each ache will bring. Not anymore! Now, it seems that various parts of my body have taken on a mind of their own and have developed their own brain. When I wake up in the morning and start to get out of bed, my mind tells me that I’d better get to the bathroom soon or else my bed will suddenly get wet. Continue reading
I received a phone call from my doctor’s office yesterday advising me that my appointment for tomorrow has been cancelled and will have to be rescheduled. The reason given was that the doctor was ‘under the weather’. It struck me funny because in all the years that I have had doctor’s appointments, I don’t remember ever hearing that reason for cancellation. Usually, when an appointment has had to be changed, I’ve been told that it was because the ‘doctor had been called to an emergency’. For the first time, I realized that doctors are human too and they also get sick occasionally. My mind wandered to other people I go to for service and I wondered who takes care of them when they are needy? Continue reading
Just when you think that you’ve reached an age when there is nothing new for you to learn, you find yourself living in a senior care facility and you feel like you were back in school again. Here at Sterling Court, the facility where I am living at the present time in Florida, I get the opportunity to mingle with some of the retirees from time to time. During mealtimes, I get the opportunity to sit with a few of the intellectual residents and the discussions usually involve politics, weather, sports (among the men mostly), or health issues. Occasionally, we play some trivia games while waiting for our food to arrive. If you think that some of the questions are off the wall, you should hear some of the answers. Continue reading
I’ve always been a big fan of Jackie Mason. Without any writers and just using his own talents, he continued to make me laugh with each one of his routines. I herewith enclose some excerpts of one of his routines that have made me laugh each time I have heard it.
Down here in Florida, commonly referred to as the Metamucil capital of the world, there is an abundance of new housing developments, shopping centers, senior citizens and, of course, doctors. There are so many doctors here that I sometimes feel that the previous generation planted ‘doctor seeds’ here and now they have borne fruit. There are cardiologists, gastroenterologists, urologists, pulmonologists, endocrinologists, and some doctors who even specialize in something called ‘pain management’. Continue reading