February 27, 2014

They say: “Age is something that doesn’t matter – unless you’re a bottle of wine.”

They say: “Age is something that doesn’t matter – unless you’re a bottle of wine.”

“You are only as old as you think you are.”   But if you wake up every morning with a new ache and/or pain, yes age is interfering with your golden years.

I feel like a brand new person since my Primary Care Doctor finally gave me a referral to a Rheumatologist for my pain.  Now, why didn’t he send me there 9 months ago?  The Specialist said I suffered in pain needlessly.  Major improvement within days but I still have not received the results of the Specialist’s blood work taken.  At least, I now have movement in my arms.  So grateful.  Now, if he can’t get rid of my swollen hands and feet, life will be good again!

I’m looking forward to getting back to the gym soon.  I miss my Silver Sneakers classes and friends that I have made at the gym.

We seniors all try to embrace new opportunities and seek new learning and to try and stay motivated and lively at heart.  But, in fact, we can’t do most of the things we used to do.  We do have the wisdom and experience we have acquired over the years which is a plus.

It is so important to keep your body lively through healthy diet and exercise.  I still cook all my meals, that way I have full control of the ingredients in my food choices.

I try to stay in touch with the world via modern technology, that way; the world will stay in touch with me!

Time to pour the wine!


  1. I don't do any exercise programs, but my little grandchildren here sure do give me a merry chase. I have 4 that live close and usually have 2 or 3 of them here at least one day a week. I guess you could say they keep me in shape. Glad you got some much needed help and hope you soon do feel much better. Golden years are golden I think because we do have more time to appreciate the things that really do matter in life.

  2. WOW, way to go. Great that someone finally can do something that makes sense and relieves some pain. I know taht any improvement is a blessing, and a great improvement is wonderful. Hoping that it all continues to come together and you get back with the Sliver Slippers friends. Those support groups mean so much.

    Love from the World of Minnie

  3. I am so happy things are better for you. I can honestly say I know how you feel. I'm just now, after losing my husband last year, trying to get back on track. Keeping pain down is a problem but am working on it. Gotta take a sec before signing off to say "you sure are pretty.) My kids think so too. Have an awesome day.

  4. Forwardiing for Deby:

    Yes, "time to pour the wine"--

    I'm always game for that!

    Feel well!

  5. Glad you are feeling better. Hope the swelling goes down.

  6. Dear Rose, I am glad that you are feeling better. You have a wonderful attitude and are an inspiration to many I am sure of that.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo