(Quote) Laura-857740 said: Marge is right folks. I work with people of all ages and fitness levels and varied lifestyles. I have se...
(Quote) Laura-857740 said: Marge is right folks. I work with people of all ages and fitness levels and varied lifestyles. I have seen 1000s of people. Guess what...even those with healthy lifestyles eventually have their battles as you get older. Some earlier than others. The ONE and only thing I see as a deciding factor on how well you will recover from health issues (other than faith of course), is whether or not you have a life partner with you when the health issues occur. For all of you avoiding marriage like its the plague...you will see how hard things will get for you when you are older. The medical professionals start saying things to you like...you can't go home, we are sending you to a facility until your better. Just because you had no partner to stay with you 24-7 at your home. If you think this doesn't happen, you are wrong. Legally we cannot let you go home alone or with someone who can't be with you 24-7. There has not been one person who didn't regret not marrying. Through their own confession...but they didn't realize it until its too late. And I have treated many people in their forty and fifties with strokes. And they had healthy lifestyles. There is no doubt we need to be a healthier society. Everyone should strive to improve their health. Unfortunately, as our cells can no longer divide and repair as we age, we cannot recover from injuries as well. You will need help by your side. I hope and wish the best for all of us, all of God's children.
This is an excellent response Laura. So often I feel as though some of the younger CM members have not experienced enough of life to grasp its "reality". I worked as a nurse in a hospital that primarily did stomach staplings and bi-pass surgeries (along with bunions, but thats another story) when I was much younger. What I discovered at a very young age is that people develop ailments DESPITE their efforts at healthy living. I have experiences of my own that could fill at least a chapter in an autobiography about my health issues, DESPITE my healthy lifestyle. It always amazes me the lack of knowledge of some of the CM members, especially the older ones (who should know better), in regards to everyday life topics (like health). Laura, what you shared is a REALITY for many people!! When I left the hospital after my thyroidectomy the first thing the staff asked me is "who will be staying with you?" They actually kept me one extra day because they were afraid that my son would not be able to watch over me closely (he is 27 but works and goes to school fulltime). And, yes, I too treated many people in their forties and fifties who have had strokes (on the rehab unit) and had healthy life styles. I also treated many who have heart conditions, DESPITE their healthy life style. And I will borrow your quote, "I hope and wish the best for all of us, all of God's children". Again, thanks Laura