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Spa Treatments and My New Welcome to Medicare Card

Two months ago I began to treat myself to a manicure every two weeks and a pedicure every two months. I plan to treat myself to massages in the near future too…and maybe some other treatments as well. Oh, and instead of dying my hair myself, I had my hair professionally dyed for the first time a couple of months ago. Is it a coincidence that I received my “Welcome to Medicare” card around the same time I began to indulge in spa treatments? No. Not a coincidence at all. I am beginning to look my age and I don’t like it. I always thought I would be the type to just roll with the tide and be proud of my gray hair and my wrinkles. But no. I have changed my mind. I am going to do all I can to look as young as I can for as long as I can. I am working out at the gym five days a week with weight lifting and aerobics. I take long brisk walks to the clubhouse and back (2.5 miles) a couple of times a week in addition to the gym workouts. I am hoping to compete in the Senior Olympics next summer. I am shopping for a doctor who will work to make me as healthy as can be…not just treat symptoms. I want a doctor who looks at my whole body and life, physical and mental. And I want a doctor who will profit from making me well…not from when I am sick.

I want to be able to run again. I have a bad ankle that began hurting when I was 50.  I saw several doctors and had an MRI that showed major arthritis from an injury sustained when I was 14. They gave me a brace and told me to stop running. The brace was very uncomfortable so I bought hiking boots and began walking instead of running for exercise. That worked for 14 years. Since I didn’t have any pain for all those years, I tried running again this past summer. I was able to run pain free for several weeks, but one day…it popped and the pain was back big time. It even hurts a little to walk now. More investigation is needed. I haven’t seen a doctor about it.

No matter what, I plan to keep moving! Hope you are too!



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