Checking in from the Geezer Department:
I pretty much had 60 years of great health. Had a hernia repair in my mid-30s but that was about it.
I’ll be 68 in two weeks and had the lower four vertebrae in my neck fused in 2011, made it through (so far) prostate cancer in 2012, had a double hernia fixed in 2013, and now one side has popped again – will be getting that fixed before winter.
I had a severe (scary) attack (followed shortly by two more) of what turned out to be diverticulitis in 2015, but I’ve pretty much been able to dodge any more problems since then.
I’ve had chronic insomnia for 30 or so years, have been on 'script sleeping pills for 14 years but they’re not that effective anymore, so I’m doing other things to address the problem.
And of course the usual things from getting old: Twinges here and there of arthritis, memory problems, and I’ve had high blood pressure for the past ten years or so.
But I’m still running my business full-time, I walk 2.5 miles every other day, am trim and I feel good, all things considered.
My 50th year class reunion is next month. I’ve never gone to any previous ones and don’t plan to do this one either, but I may go to the “social” at a bar the night before. A classmate contacted me last week about all this, and through him I found out that my best buddy in high school died in 2002. We remained friends for several years after school, last time I saw him was in 1975.
Oh well, time flies.
“When you have your health, you have everything.”