If you live long enough, stuff happens. I just went for my annual wellness checkup and while I’m in excellent health for the most part, I have this and that slightly off. I had to increase my blood pressure meds. I have one blood reading slightly elevated — my red blood cells are a tad too big. That required more blood work to test my folate levels, B12, and thyroid functioning. And, I have to go get a slow growing cataract in my right eye evaluated. I don’t need surgery tomorrow, but I’ll need it in the foreseeable future.
Sigh. I can hardly whine about any of these things, as I have friends and family who are coping with much more serious and potentially life-threatening issues. And, my “this and that” are mostly a function of age. I should be grateful to have lived so long that these slight tics in my overall good health have had time to emerge.
I keep exercising, which I consider a cure for all things. But obviously it’s not, as the medical world intervenes more in trying to keep my daily life in good balance.