Photos of David (age 37) and me (age 40) on Kauai in 1986, when we were pain-free and skinny.
David got his lab test results yesterday and was very pleased. His glucose, cholesterol, and hemoglobin as well as a bunch of other things are excellent. If this keeps up, he’ll live to 100 or beyond. No kidding. He just needs to have a PSA test and a bone density test done.
He still exercises at 24 Hour Fitness every night, swimming 20 laps in the pool, pedaling on the recumbent bike for 20 minutes, and lifting weights. Then, he gets into the hot tub and sauna and socializes with people there. After taking a shower and changing clothes, he drives back to our home.
He has witnessed two deaths at the gym. One guy died of a heart attack moments after he got off the treadmill, and another died of cardiac arrest after he stepped out of the shower. Both men were middle age. When David returned home, he told me, “Don’t you dare join Zumba, because you have been sedentary all your life, and Zumba will kill you.”
Meanwhile, he still experiences pain when he stands or walks too much. His new knees are fine, but his hips, back, and shoulders are not.
I am so glad I don’t have arthritis.