So, Joey and I were talking about arthritis this morning we already think she might have it in her ankle from when she broke it the week we met. Over the last year or so, her leg’s been off and on bothering her, and with Pat’s piece, I think it added to her wondering about the what ifs.
We noticed the difference between us and, say, my dad, who, in his 80s, has just needed surgery on his shoulder and knee. We’re half his age, and things hurt sometimes. I explained to her, and I think I’ve brought up before, that, since we don’t have the use of everything, the parts of our bodies we do use, get used for things other than they were mean for; therefore, they suffer.
Able-bodies, more or less, use their bodies as they were intended. Now, I know that doesn’t ensure longevity. Nothing’s promised. But, with the use more evenly distribute, limb/muscle longevity is conceivably possible.
We consider ourselves healthy since we rarely have to see the doc with the exception of the rogue bladder infection that comes with me cathing. We eat well, and Joey’s done her homework to make sure we get our glucosamine and vitamins to stave off the soreness that comes with everyday-ness.
I likened us to wrestlers or MMA fighters without pay. LOL.
So, I open the floor to you guys to sound off.
Be good to each other.