Martin D. Goodkin


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Gay, Poor Old Man

Life & Events > Who is Old???? Not Me!!!

Who is Old???? Not Me!!!

I keep on hearing 1) Age is only a number and 2) You are only as old as you feel--well, I hate to disagree but here I am going on 22 (Thursday, February 29, 2024) and I feel 86!!

1) It all started getting a biopsy for melanoma and a week later it started bleeding--well, more like spurting blood---for 3 hours until I finally gave up and went to the ER and got 3 stitches. (By the way the biopsies proved to be benign.)

2) This week I got a new light weight computer chair and picked it up on Wednesday to fix a lever and it hit my leg--guess what? It spurted blood!! It is now Sunday and it still hasn't stopped bleeding though no longer spurting blood. I have it wrapped tightly and it is starting to develop a scab which is a good sign.

#s 3 & 5) I have psoriasis on my head and in my ears plus itch all over the place and when I scratch I sometimes bleed but more often just get black and blue like on the shoulder where I scratched yesterday. The reason for that is I take two blood thinners and also a multi-vitamin which has vitamin E/fish oil. My dermatologist has given me 4 oils & creams to 'play' with!

4) Last, but certainly not least, gave me a button to press if I fall so I will get immediate help but that won't work for me. Last December I 'fell' off my recliner (still don't know how/when) and woke up an hour and a half later with blood all over! I need the button that will alert the people at the other end that I am falling before I fall so now I have to start pricing them.

The next time someone says "Age is mind over matter" or "Live your life, forget your age" remind me to slap them---and this is only halfway through August!

posted on Aug 14, 2022 4:15 PM ()


comment by jjoohhnn on Aug 15, 2022 7:28 PM ()
When do I get to do it?
comment by jjoohhnn on Aug 15, 2022 4:20 PM ()
You are TOO old--go back into the corner and just grumble!!
reply by greatmartin on Aug 15, 2022 5:42 PM ()
Geezers just love to complain. Well, some of them, at least.
comment by jjoohhnn on Aug 15, 2022 1:06 PM ()
That's OUR job!!!!
reply by greatmartin on Aug 15, 2022 1:10 PM ()

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