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getting older ... I hate it

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Soon I will turn 60, which all of a sudden has become a challenge emotionally. The big SIX - O.

When I turned 50 - I was a couch potato not active at all ... or, I had just started to get active. I have had a decade where I have done things I did not think possible. No records in the books, but records competed against myself (and perhaps a few people younger than I).

What recently threw me off ... I found out that I within the next year will be placed on the inactive list for bone marrow donation. For those of you who knows me - people with blood cancers have a special place in my heart, so bone marrow donation is an important act towards a fellow being whose health is affected by a blood cancer.

I would like to ask each one of you reading this - and all your friends - log on to www.marrow.org or www.bethematch.com and ask yourself ... is marrow donation for me (and i hope it is).

Recently you may have heard of a high profile bonemarrow transplant - Robin Robbins if Good Morning America. Her donor was her sister, but it does not have to be a blood relative. A young lady I know in Ohio had a donor from Germany ... after her transplant she got married and work as a teacher.

  
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GABSTER26 5/26/2013 5:05PM

    I have been on the list here in Canada - willing to donate parts of me that are healthy - my blood and my marrow. I registered for this years ago - one never knows when they might be a match - and if or when that happens I will gladly donate......



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2WHEELER 5/11/2013 5:47PM

    60 is just a number; don't sweat it. I've been on the bone marrow donor list for 20+ years. There was someone at work who needed a bone marrow transplant and they held a "registration day" on campus. I didn't realize that you're off the list at 60--it's not that far away for me.

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JOELEVENACIOUS 4/19/2013 11:51PM

    60 no biggie! much better than pushing up grass and keeping the worms company! I am sure you have lost people in your life younger than you, think about that.

I just retired and was sad thinking my dad died at 61 in 1965 and never got to enjoy those fruits of his labors. He was a good man and I never got to know him as an adult. Just concentrate on being healthy (of course your here!) and enjoy! It only gets better if you've got the body to carry on. And I love to carry on.

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BOBBYD31 3/14/2013 11:21PM

    your too young to be thinking this way, i just raced against a 72 yr old and 89 yr that kicked my butt. hold your head high in a few weeks on that 60th, you do a lot of good all the time


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JEN-LOVES-LIFE 3/14/2013 9:04PM

    I did it! I did it! I did it!!

I've been thinking about this for a while, and when I read your blog, I decided to sign up. Now I just have to wait for my kit. Anemia was not listed on there and my blood should be nice and healthy compared to what it was three years ago.

If it were not for you, I would not have signed up. I really hope that I can help someone. When I had all of my issues a few years ago, I asked how long until I can donate blood and they said three years, So I have about six months to go until I can.

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GREENGENES 3/12/2013 9:11PM

    We run a "Be the Match" event every year. I have been on the list for several years. It is a great cause.

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MOONANDSTARS77 3/12/2013 6:43PM

  I am going to look into it. I always wanted to but was scared it would hurt when I was younger. As I age, helping others becomes more important.

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STUDLEEJOE 3/12/2013 6:39PM

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My friend Steve and his companion

Sunday, February 24, 2013

became acquainted a few years ago. The name of the companion is Leukemia. Steve's attitude was ' leukemia if you are going to be part of my life, we are playing by my rules". - Check out his website -- www. remissionman.com and you will find one inspiring tale.

How many cancer patients have their wife drop them off at the Cancer center - and after chemo you run home.

  
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LILPAT3 2/25/2013 3:49PM

    Fantastic! When I was a kid I had A Plastic Anemia. My parents never told me I couldn't do something, my doctor sat back and held his breath and here I am today. Mindset makes or breaks a person in many cases. emoticon

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BILL60 2/25/2013 9:59AM

    Great stuff. Inspiring!!

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Change in screen name

Sunday, February 24, 2013

I have changed my screen name, still the same dude!

  
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COOP9002 2/24/2013 4:46PM

    Thanks for the update. Hope your day is going well.

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Fat2fitradio.com

Sunday, February 17, 2013

I listen to a lot of podcasts. One of the ones I like for general healthy living is located at www.fat2fitradio.com . They are very practical and educational, and frequently they make reference to Sparkpeople. In fact the most recent podcast has an interview with someone who is a Sparker.

The podcast has had a hiatus because one of the hosts has been ill, and not ready to come back yet. However, the other has a new co-host, and is back again.

I am sure many of my friends here and their friends would enjoy the podcast - hence the 'advertisement'. (note the quotationmarks - I am not affiliated with them)

  
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BILL60 2/18/2013 8:25AM

    Interesting.

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A couple of interesting quotes

Sunday, February 17, 2013

I belong to a few mailing lists related to health, and came across these two quotes this morning.

"People are fed by the food industry, which pays no attention to health & are treated by the health industry which pays no attention to food. " Mark Hyman MD

The second quote has a link to an article inside it. The article was published in BMJ (British medical journal).

Sugar is addictive & makes us fat. But why is the British Dietetic Assoc. denying this?Industry influence? bit.ly/XqyfeY

And, While I am at it “Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.” -- Jim Rohn

  
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LILPAT3 2/21/2013 12:38PM

    emoticon Thanks!

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BILL60 2/18/2013 8:26AM

    Good quotes. Thank you for sharing.

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NANADERRICK 2/17/2013 4:26PM

    These are great! Thanks for sharing!

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