My RVing life began in 2003 on the very day that my oncologist informed me that my non-Hodgkins lymphoma cancer was in remission. I did not know at that time, that I had almost 10-years of good health in front of me. So, I drove off expecting to get sick somewhere far away from the support of friends and family. It didn't happen!
It was not until somewhere in 2012 that I began to have problems with getting dizzy. I never connected being dizzy with problems of my heart. Because my cardiologist in Mexico told me that my heart would be good even when I reached my 90s. However, my cardiologist in Mexico was wrong. Last March after I passed out while driving MsTioga, my emergency room doctor gave me an angiogram test which showed that I had one blocked heart artery and a very badly operating aortic valve. I needed open-heart surgery quickly!
After my blocked heart artery was bypassed, and aortic valve replaced, I had a decision to make. Would I continue to live the RVing life? But I was lucky with that decision. I had been living the life of an RVing vagabond for about a decade. And I had travelled to all of the places that I had hoped to visit. Not only once, but I travelled to these places several times. When I looked inside myself, I now found that I no longer yearned to be on-the-road constantly as I had yearned for many years.
So, I made my decision to live in the senior apartment house where I live now. It's called, "Guava Gardens". Every tenant here must be 62+ years. La Mesa, California where Guava Gardens is located, is a wonderful environment for me. Modern shops filled with everything that I would ever want to buy. Lots of senior citizen support too. Kaiser Medical a short distance away. My friends and relatives are close too.
However, I am keeping my destiny in an unplanned condition. Playing my destiny by ear, so to speak. At a moment's notice, I can buy another RV and be off and running around again. Even the new car that I bought speaks to that possibility. It's a Honda Fit. A car that would make a wonderful toad. Very small and light. And may be towed four flat!
I am "Living an unplanned life".