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A Trip to the Doctor’s Office
Have you ever visited a Doctor’s office in a large medical center? I think most of us have. Karma and I get the pleasure of visiting our dermatologist two times a year, part of the left over joys of living in California in the era of get as tan as you can, although my journey with the sun actually started in Florida, so I am doubly lucky. Now most of you are probably thinking, “Oh great, another post about sunscreen”, but you would be wrong, for the most part.
When it’s my turn for an appointment with the skin doctor I wait until the very last minute before I head to the elevator and take the ride to the eleventh floor. When my appointment is over, I take the fastest route out of the building. Why? Because I do not like to see sick people, not because I think that I may catch something from them, but because I feel bad for them, and the idea of them gets stuck in my head. Sounds a little crazy, I know.
The other day when I went with Karma to her appointment, I saw some people in very bad health. We were in a medical building, after all, so seeing people in bad health was not out of the ordindary, however, what struck me was that although some of the people had no control over their illnesses, and would have been out running or riding bikes if they could, others were very unhealthy as the result of inactivity and unhealthy lifestyles. If they had made some different choices, they may have avoided the medical building altogether. I am sure you all know a person or persons who fit that description.
So, where exactly am I going with this post? Well, the other day when I got out of bed to go downstairs to make my tea, and Karma’s ice coffee, Karma asked me if my back was sore (I guess the way I was walking made her ask me that). I said, “No, I am fine”, but in truth my back, legs, feet, and arms were all sore, because I have been exercising, and because I am getting a little older, but after being reminded of the consequences of inactivity I have a new found appreciation for my sore muscles and the little aches and pains that go with being active.
So even though your muscles may hurt sometimes, and you may feel a little stiff, take it as a sign of making a good life for yourself, one that is full of health and happiness, and hopefully, free of medical buildings. Sore muscles and few aches and pains certainly triumph doctor’s appointments and medication any day – any way.
Also, wear sunscreen. I put it on my face every day, yes, even when it is snowing in St. Louis.