Monday, April 1, 2013

Old Geezers

I had a post all prepared last week.
A day in advance which was a real first for me!
And then.....

When we started thinking about moving, 
it was shocking how many people asked us 
"How's the medical care there in rural VA?"

Geez are we that old?
Nobody's asking about the nightlife?
Quite a few people asked about whether
we were going to put an elevator in the house.
I mean do we look like old geezers or what?

Humph we thought.... 
What do we need to worry about all that for?
We're both the picture of health, no vices, no meds.
Perfect cholesterol, great blood pressure, 
normal blood sugar..... 
boring, boring, boring.

So let's just say that that adage about 
"All (good?) things come to he who waits"
has come to pass here in VA.

Joe had two ER visits 
and then finally a trip to Roanoke 
where he had a heart catheterization last week.

All's well,
no interventions such as stents, balloons etc were necessary 
but he needs to start working with a cardiologist
to be proactive 
and not let the moderate blockages that he has get worse.

He's lucky.
I'm lucky.  
And hopefully it was a wakeup call 
for us to kick up our already fairly healthy lifestyle 
several big notches.

Few things are worse about droning on over medical issues.
So that's all I'm saying about the week.

No photos of Joe in his hospital gown
Aren't you all glad?


  1. oh, dear. glad it was a scare that was (hopefully) not serious! a good wake-up call, indeed. *sigh*

  2. I am very glad you didn't post photos ...... Joe

  3. Grace and Joe, folks never asked us those medical questions when we ere moving to the VA eastern shore, but NOW we are asking them ourselves...better late than never. It's another reason why we want to relocate, besides being closer to the grandkids in RI. We were glad to read that you are OK, Joe, and not seeing photos is OK with us.

  4. I'm glad he is better and now knows what he needs to do. Scary I bet!

    Sadly, we DID check to make sure there was good medical care nearby. Guess that makes us old geezers. I love that we are out in the country on almost 60 acres, yet the hospitals are 30 minutes away.

  5. Yikes..... glad all turned out well. Now do what you are supposed to do, Joe!


  6. Glad he's on the right road to avoid the much worse scenarios!

  7. I'm sorry to hear this! I hope Joe feels better.

  8. Gosh, that is terrible, but glad it was a mild event and that will be well. I don't think you are geezers! (chuckle).


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