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I consider a month not having to see a doctor a blessing.

My day is ruined when I have a doctor's appointment. I have to spend all morning, thinking about an afternoon appointment, not being really too much able to relax and do things I enjoy. I really hate it when I am having to go to an appointment.

When I am able to look at my calendar and see that for an entire month there are no days at all that are subject to going to visit my doctor. This is like a month that I can at least not have to worry about what they will find out about me the next time I pay the doctor a visit. For a month I can at least try to live as normally as possible.

Actually, I don't even like it when I have a forthcoming appointment at the doctor's office. It used to be I would visit my doctor only once a year but that was before I turned 50. Now they want to run all kinds of test on me and see me about once every 3 months, since I have turned 60. They may think it's okay to have a patient be a regular but for me it's more like visiting that place patients enter but never leave. It has begun to feel more and more like KINGDOM HOSPITAL, in a way. Well, I am reading a book called The Leisure Seeker. It is about a married couple traveling route 66, as her husband has onset dimentia and she has been diagnosed with cancer. She knows they both are dying but she decides to spend their last days together like when they were young, to travel in their mobile home and have a little vacation together and recall the earlier days of their lives. Her husband drives and she narrates the story as they travel. I think it is a book worth reading. My wife and I take turns reading aloud to each other from this book.

The Leisure Seeker | Official Trailer HD (2017)

The book

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VinceSummers wrote on February 19, 2018, 7:50 PM

I had a couple of friends who traveled across the US when they were quite young. Sadly, he's dead now (esophageal cancer) and she's severely obsessive-compulsive, and has become bedridden.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 19, 2018, 9:42 PM

This is very sad to hear about. I am prescribed Tagamet for GERD and it gets rid of excess stomach acid within about 45 minutes. I remain on bland foods and don't even drink coffee but once in a blue moon. I am drinking green tea a lot more and purified water. I prefer salads and lots of fresh fruits and greasy green veggies. I hope I don't end up with cancer of any kind, especially of the esophagus.

MegL wrote on February 20, 2018, 5:27 AM

I have stopped going to the doctor. I feel healthy, eat well and get plenty of exercise. I don't expect to live forever, so I stay away from them. You only see sick people there and you're more likely to catch their germs.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 21, 2018, 11:12 AM

I like your way of thinking.

Colibry21 wrote on February 23, 2018, 5:08 PM

It's definitely good if you don't have to see a doctor for a while. It's one less thing for you to worry about.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 23, 2018, 8:11 PM

I try not to worry because worry only keeps me from living a normal existence. I need to harness the power of positive thinking and hold on to hope and faith to keep me on the right road to living.

Colibry21 wrote on February 27, 2018, 6:40 PM

Thinking positively is always good. It's what I try to do. Not always easy, but I do my best.