Sunday, October 19, 2014

I'm so healthy!

I am guessing that my recent climactic experiences where I lost my motorhome in a terrible accident, had open heart surgery and had a heart pacemaker installed in my chest convinced me that I was at death's door! After I joined Kaiser Health in April, I learned that I had big vitamin deficiencies and had osteoporosis! Wow!! I began taking, in addition to my heart medication, a ton of prescribed vitamins and minerals.

A couple of days ago I went for an appointment with Doctor Lee. My primary care doctor at Kaiser. Dr. Lee is a middle age guy who, when I first met him, seemed to be stoic and uncommunicative. Definitely NOT my favorite kind of doctor. But lately we have gotten to know each other and now Dr. Lee is warm, talkative and is really nice to visit!

Doctor Lee told me that my vitamin deficiencies are gone. Isn't that something? I got to admit that I feel great now. Much better than several months ago. I guess that I am not at death's door anymore!

Boy Scout Caramel Corn
When I went grocery shopping this morning, a couple of Boy Scouts were at the Von's market soliciting for donations.

"How much for the caramel corn?",  I asked.
"$10", the Boy Scout told me.

At first I was taken back by the $10. My first job in 1953 when I was 15 years old was sweeping up a large print shop. For 8 hours of cleaning at this print shop, I got $6.

Then I got to thinking that money is not worth what it used to be when I was a boy. I just looked it up on the internet. $1 in 1953 is $8.72 today.

I gave the Boy Scout $10 and received a bag of Carmel Corn as a gift.



14 comments:

  1. Good news - keep up the healthy lifestyle

    arlonHboozer.com

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    1. Glad to hear you are in great health. You've come along way Mr. George! It is so nice to see you blogging again.

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  2. I am so glad to hear all this good health news, George! You sound like you are adjusting and really liking this new lifestyle. I am pleased for you. I still look forward to reading your blog and I always check in every day. Hope your balcony garden is doing well. Hugs!

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  3. great news! and a gift of caramel corn too ..... ;)

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  4. Way to go George. Stay active and healthy.

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  5. I always buy the stuff that the little kids are selling as a school sponsored fundraiser.

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  6. Hey George, I owe you. Several years ago you published a photo of an Oregon Trail grave you had come across in your travels. It was my wife's g-g-g-uncle. She had heard of a "supposed" grave, but didn't know if it really existed, until she saw your pic. Last month we followed your directions and found it. She now has a photo of her standing beside it---thanks to your help.

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    1. Hi Gil,

      That is wonderful news for me to receive. I am so very happy that my blog post helped you out!

      George

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  7. Hi George! Really great to hear you are feeling good. We are back in Sonoma, parked on our friend's 2 acres down the street from our old place where you parked Ms Tioga. They have a beautiful hacienda-style place (he is an architect/engineer and she a clothing designer, so it's all very rustic and artistic). We have been here about ten days, and I had lined up as many gigs as possible, since it's harder to do on the road. Frederika is busy working on recruiting several positions. We are catching up with my sons and our many friends here. In mid-November we will be heading south again (this last trip was 4000 miles and 9 states!). Gas and cell bandwidth are getting cheaper...this is a very good thing for a full-timer! We'll see you probably within the month... P&F

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  8. George,
    I'm glad your blogging again. You have a big following. Thanks for giving to the Boy Scouts. Doesn't it feel great to make a small contribution to these worthy causes. I asked my 12 year old grandson if he ever heard the expression, "It's better to give than receive." to which he replied, "Not when your twelve years old."

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  9. Did the same with the Boy Scouts just a week ago while we were out picking up supplies for Voodoo's (Our late cat) successor.

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  10. Hi George...glad to see that you're doing well!

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