When my mother began to lose her memory, she laughed about it. “Sometimes I feel like my brain is made of Swiss cheese,” she’d say, “and I keep putting my keys in one of the holes.”
I have written three blog posts about cancer. The first was about the shock and adjustment in the first 10 weeks. The second was about making getting healthy the number one priority. The third was about the liberating feeling of going around bald. Now I feel ready to talk about the deeper effect of cancer.
Last night on Netflix I watched an episode of Frankie and Grace, a show about two older women played by Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.
When we think of bones, we think of off-white, hard, stiff and unchanging objects. However, our bones are very much a living and dynamic tissue. They provide the structure of our bodies that enables us to move.
I’ve noticed that a startling number of Baby Boomers I’ve known through the years have died from a chronic disease. It may be that I notice it more because I’ve friended them on Facebook. You get to know every detail about a person that way.
“You will probably lose your hair in about two weeks,” the nurse casually remarked. I was furiously taking notes in the chemo class.
My very first blog for Sixty and Me was published about a year ago, and it covered hypertension. Since then, there have been some important developments in how high blood pressure is defined and how it is treated.
That’s why I thought it fitting to revisit this important topic to help celebrate my first anniversary with the Sixty and Me community.
Have you noticed how many ads on television promote the use of products for bladder control problems? And do you realize that nearly all of these ads are directed at women, even though many men experience bladder leakage, too?
Painful joints were traditionally treated with oral painkillers such as acetaminophen (paracetamol), ibuprofen or stronger anti-inflammatory drugs.
These are now discouraged following concerns that they may affect your liver and kidneys, as well as increasing your long-term risk of heart attack or stroke.