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.
“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.
Painful joints and arthritis 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.
Over the last few years, I’ve led the greatest life. Writing, making films, traveling, blogging and gardening. My husband and I have traveled to Europe, Alaska, Yellowstone, and often to our Nicaraguan jungle reserve. I mothered an orphaned monkey for two years and released her.
Are you finding yourself skipping out on dinner invites or other social gatherings? Do you have a sense that others around you are often angry with you or ignoring you? If you answered yes, your anxiety may be related to hearing loss.