Spoiler alert – on being 79 years old

First of all, please read and digest the facts contained in the photo below. I very much believe what it says and live my life accordingly. I think it paints a clear picture about the wonderful organic machines that are our bodies. As such, for the most part, I enjoy robust good health riding my bike nearly every day year ’round here in Chicago.

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Nonetheless, at 79 years old I am not a kid any more. This week I will be going to a physical therapist where I am getting treatments for lower back pains. In between visits to her, every day I do between 20 minutes and a half hour of physical therapy exercises which she has proscribed. I presently am working through some serious lower back pains.

On Friday I meet with a dental specialist who will be consulting on a problem I have under some bridgework on the upper right side of my mouth. That dental structure was put in over 20 years ago and has recently shown signs of age.

While I am not seeing a medical practitioner for the arthritis that afflicts my hands, I rub CBD oil on them regularly and roll Chinese exercise balls around in them to relieve the pain and increase my dexterity. You can read about my experience with CBD oil.

Other than that, President Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?

I did not intend this post to be as much of a downer as I fear it may be, but I wanted to put out some of the facts of my life that are indicative of a guy who just turned 79 years old. The good news is that I am retired and need to answer to no one for my time.

I am very happy with my life and once this Midwest weather straightens itself out I look forward to being back riding my bike daily.

But, I also wanted to paint a fair picture of things on this side of the temporal spectrum. 

Tony

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Filed under aging, arthritis, hand arthritis, longevity, osteoarthritis, osteoarthritis pain, successful aging

7 responses to “Spoiler alert – on being 79 years old

  1. SteamTrainFitness

    Well done Tony…..just don’t stop riding that bike. If you want to keep moving you have to keep moving. Cheers – John.

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  2. Thanks, Tony! We are what we eat! Interesting stuff with the CBD oils. Hang in there with the weather! Spring is almost here.

    Have you ever tried Tai Chi? I started trying it this week, supposedly really good for Arthritis! 🙂

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  3. Keep it up, Tony. And good luck with the teeth and back pain. Answering to nobody about how you spend your time sounds like a great benefit to me, by the way.

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