2019 marks 10 years in a few anniversaries. I quit smoking, my dad was diagnosed and died 3 months later from lung cancer.
This year I had a long conversation with my doctor. My own health is at a turning point. I am at the point that unhealthy habits that seem minor now will lead to a shorter lifespan down the road or have me suffering from medical issues. I don't smoke but that doesn't mean my 12 years of doing so didn't do enough damage.
How does this happen? You go from what you thought was healthy to a crash in 10 years. My hair started falling out 10 years ago too. Stress is not my friend. While I have made several changes to get back on a better path, it's time for some more. Nerve pain is getting worse so I have to keep doing the good things that help and use products that don't hinder the healing.
Instead of giving things up, I am trying to change my mindset about what I am gaining. More time with my husband. The lung capacity to take a high altitude hike! Less mass on my joints leading to less pain. Maybe less psoriasis flares.
The possibilities are endless!
I am going to slip back, I am doing to fall down (I am a but clumsy at times), but I will keep pushing forward!
I have a goal set, a time frame. Spring helps as I am naturally more active. Gardening is a big job around our home, so expect to see a few more reading in the garden posts!
Don't fear change. Take it slow, be well, keepoving, and rest when you need it.
Blessings to all.