(Avon Park, FL) 72 Lo 56 -- When we were in our 20’s we kept hearing about the "Golden Years" that are ahead when we retire. At the time we didn't think about all the medical issues we'd be dealing with. Today I finished up the routine medical appointments to take care of all my aches, pains, and ills of the past year. I now have cataract surgery scheduled for both eyes (each a week apart) in February. My knee is still holding up fine after I got a cortisone shot a few weeks ago, so no knee surgery for now. And my gall bladder was tested and checked out fine, so the official diagnosis for the pain I have after eating certain things is indigestion. I just have to watch what I eat and take an antacid when it flares up. Of course while I was there I was scheduled for a colonoscopy, so I have that to look forward to. Wasn't it John Wayne who said "growing old isn't for sissies"?
When we got home from a very long day in doctors' offices a FedEx box was on our step with our next three meals from Blue Apron. (We explained what Blue Apron is in a previous blog, which you can read here.) Tonight’s meal was Pastachio-Crusted Catfish with Clementine Salad, Israeli Couscous & Roasted Fennel. There are three items in that title that until now we couldn't identify. :)
It was wonderful, and again we ate only half the serving that it made. It still took me two hours from prep time to eating time.
We are catching up on TV shows that we’ve recorded and I’m almost done with another crochet afghan.
See you in a few days.