It is so strange how we age so differently. It seems like in our 20s and 30s, even 40s, most of us have equally good health. But in our 60s we can be so different. I guess it is simply because we are subject to more illnesses then. In my parent's and grandparent's days, the 60's were old but not any more. What do they say, now 60 is 40. But not for all of us.
What brought all this on? One sixty-something acquaintance of mine is really a healthy 40 year old and is getting married. Another was 65 and died of cancer yesterday. Judy sometimes traveled with Shirley and me. Shirley has known her for 47 years. Judy had a mass in her mouth and jaw and she and her dentist didn't follow through with a diagnosis fast enough. She finally had surgery to remove it, including some teeth. Chemo and radiation. It came back and more treatments. So much pain and suffering. Please, please be aware of what your bodies tell you and be aggressive to have things checked out early. I'm sure you've heard this before but listen and do it! Please.