Monday, March 06, 2017

Faith



Keep Buggering On!


11am - During the war years of 1939 to 1945, Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of England had a phrase that sustained him. It was:

“Keep buggering on!” 

The nazis were threatening England with annihilation. And Churchill had to believe that what he was doing would bring victory over the rotten, stinking nazi hoard.

I have adopted this phrase, "Keep Buggering On" [KBO] for my own self. Because with aging has come a decline in physical and mental abilities.

I fall down. Yesterday while on the entrance stairs to Twayler, suddenly I found myself falling backwards. I tried to grab on to something. I found myself on the ground. Not hurt. Just a small gash on my left wrist.

I forget things. Sometimes things that I am thinking about become mysteriously cloudy. I cannot remember them. Maybe I just dreamed about this? I don’t know? So, I put these things out of my conscious mind.

Stuff that I am using, disappears. The 3M Nexcare tape that I blogged about yesterday just vanished. I searched everywhere. Nothing! So, I bought more on the net.

I must have faith that my abilities to handle my own affairs are in place. If I don’t have this confidence, what am I to do? Stop doing things? Just sit around and do nothing?

NO! I will continue to plan what I do with the confidence that it will all be OK. And if it doesn’t turn out OK? I’ll deal with that the best I can.

Whatever…… I will “Keep buggering on!” [KBO]


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14 comments:

  1. George, there are only two primal tasks you have to do to insure you KBO, and those are not forgetting to eat your meals regularly and in a timely fashion for energy and feeding Boid so he will stay healthy. At age 88, I brought my Dad to live with me as he stopped shopping for groceries and was not eating healthy meals and drinking a lot of fluids on a daily basis. Once I got him back on schedule, there was a positive world of difference in his mental capacity.

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    1. Hi Dee,

      Thanks for sharing about how your Dad has done well by your caring for him!

      I believe that I am doing well for myself eating wise. Tonite for example, I prepared raviolis [from frozen] and a meatball.

      If I ever get to the point where I am not able to take care of myself, that would be a major problem. There is no family that would take care of me.

      But, for now. I am doing OK.

      George

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  2. One of my biggest fears in traveling alone at my age is falling. I have developed a habit of ALWAYS holding onto something as I go down my motorhome steps. Two or three times, I have lost my balance or slipped, and my handhold saved me.

    I also make sure I hold onto railings whenever there are stairs to climb in other places.

    Uneven ground is an issue I have not solved, but at least I try to be careful. Loss of balance is a real thing as we get older, so do be careful.

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    1. Hi Grandma,

      I believe that most of the time, I am very watchful when I am walking around.

      It's hard to never have a lapse when I an NOT watchful.

      George

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  3. As my wife and I age, we are determined that we will not simply sit at home and rust away.
    We truly believe that planning and doing , even on a smaller scale, are vital parts of life.
    Ed and Carol

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    1. I absolutely agree with your comment. I am doing something every day.

      I have confidence, that if I just keep going on. Planning stuff. Not second-guessing myself. That I will be heading in the right direction!!

      George

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  4. Yes, yes, yes. Use handrails and hang onto handles when possible. My dogs pulled me out of the motorhome two years ago when they were excited. I really messed up my ankle. I now back out the door with hand on the handles and pups don't join me until my feet are on the ground. One hand for railing when hauling things. Other to carry. Not a big concession to be safe. Make notes when you store something then refer to notes when you forget. I take pictures of closets, regrigerator and storage bays. You should use a chart for remembering important things for your friend Boyd just to be safe. Iphone notes can be helpful.

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    1. It is really odd to lose something. For example, I recently got new eye-glasses. Two pair.

      One pair just disappeared!! I am unable to figure out what happened? I always have kept my back-up eye-glasses in a certain cabinet drawer. The case for my glasses is there in that drawer. But not the eye-glasses!

      Weird!

      George

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  5. Stopping your KBO would only lead to a decline. Fight everyday for another and another. I have a question for you. What are your plans for your 100 birthday? KBO!

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    1. Hi LBM,

      Plans for my 100th birthday?

      I am glad to have plans for the rest of this year! 😎

      George

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  6. Perhaps you do this already. I always put things in the same place, for example, vehicle keys, wallet, eye glasses, cell phone, etc. If I don't do this, these things in particular can be easily misplaced and cause a crate load of grief!

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  7. Colin's Mom is 102 1/2 and she keeps on KBO. Keep you mind active is her motto which I know that you do.

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  8. Sounds like you are doing fine on eating, but if you are not drinking enough it can affect memory.

    Since you are keeping up with your blog you can always check back on it and maybe jog your memory. Remember, you told us you bought the tape on line. It probably hasn't been delivered yet.

    KOB!

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  9. George, I've been following your blog for about a year. I'm hoping to be RVing full-time by late summer and you've taught me alot.
    With regard to the concerns of balance, you've said you go to 24hr Fitness every other day...Get one of the trainers to give you some exercises for balance and stability. I think that as we "start" that aging thing this becomes vital to keep us independent. Keep up the good work!

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