Sunday, June 01, 2014
When I was 59 years old, over 5 years ago, my doctor told me I had 90 days to get my blood pressure and cholesterol in line or else I'd need to take medication. I did my best to become more active and eat healthier. Before the 3 month's time I had my numbers down to the normal range. I vowed I would not be taking any lifestyle-related medications until I was at least 65 years old and on Medicare. (I know for some people due to heredity or factors we don't understand that would not be possible. But I felt that despite the fact that heart disease is rampant in my family, that I could do it.)
As of today I am Medicare eligible. The only meds I'm on is for a skin issue on the bottom of my feet. (My hands are looking better than they have in years with just regular hand cream.) No high blood pressure, no cholesterol problems, no diabetes although many in my family have it, no chronic medications at all. And I have good health insurance for the first time in 6 years. Achievement and relief!!