Happy Birthday to Me

So today (March 3) is my 74th birthday. I have received many birthday wishes via email, facebook, text messages and the old fashioned method, snail mail. Thank you everyone.

So I am reasonably healthy, in no small part due to my personal health advisor (my wife Paula). My 74 year old body is not without issues. My hearing is getting worse. When Paula talks to me in the morning, I have to tell her to wait second while I put my hearing aids in.

I have had both of my knees replaced and I fear that I might have to have one my hips replaced. I have started getting pain in my left hip the gets worse as the time on my feet gets longer. I have an appointment tomorrow to see my doctor. So I sit down or lie down and the pain goes away.

It seems that at this point in my life, I have outlived many of my friends and coworkers at Digital/Compaq/HP.

Also, at this point in my life, I have outlived my father (he died when he was 67). I have a way to go to outlive my mother. (She died at the young age of 89).

Some of the things that have helped us live longer is better heart care. My dad died of heart issues. He had his first heart attack at age 56 or 57/. There wasn’t anything that medicine could do for him. No statin drugs, no open heart surgery, no bypass surgery.

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