The Back Nine
Once again, I find myself looking through my old blogs searching for inspiration and wisdom. This morning, I found an article from 2014 that was inspired by Mr. Wonderful. My old readers will remember Mr. Wonderful (W). Let me take a minute to introduce Mr. W to my new readers.
Mr. W is an older gentleman who has turned his life and health around using a vast assortment of tools he keeps in a notebook. He has hundreds of positive quotes and inspirational axioms that he uses to bolster his will power and keep him moving in the right direction.
I continue to feel lousy and uninspired. I force myself to exercise in the morning but do not enjoy it. I force myself to sleep with my CPAP but really see no benefit (yet). The only things that come naturally and create joy are being with my family, writing this blog and eating.
A great deal of my problem is my weight. I am approaching the size of a blimp. I need to shop in the “Big and Tall” section, only I’m not tall. My shirt could serve as a tent and house a family of four. My buddy, Will Power, still hasn’t shown up. Hopefully, the article published on April 23, 2014 will help me find the will to get my weight down to a more respectable level and help me find the path back to health and Wellth.
I’m definitely on the back nine and I want to play every hole I can. So, what can I do? One thing Mr. W used to say is, “If you fall down five times, get up six times.” I didn’t fall down, I got knocked down by Parkinson’s, my back surgery and the loss of my profession/calling. I keep trying to get up but, so far, have been unsuccessful.
I called Mr. W yesterday and we are going to lunch next week. Hopefully he’ll bring his book. He’s been a patient, mentor and friend for years. I’m sure seeing him will help me get up and move on.
I hope this blog will find its way to others, like me, who need a bit of inspiration and wisdom to get them back on their feet. If writing about the transition from doc to patient and the insights a patient/doc helps one person, then I’ve done my job.
April 23, 2014
Mr. Wonderful was in today. We spent a little time discussing the “Three Wise Men” article and I told him I was looking for the secret ingredient that awoke my three wise men. I was particularly interested in his opinion as Mr. Wonderful was not so wonderful once upon a time.
Mr.Wonderful’s transition from an average patient, overweight, out of shape and on lots of meds to his current healthy state was nothing short of a miracle. In answer to my questions, Mr. Wonderful stated, “I’m on the back nine and want to play every hole I can!”
If you’re a golfer over the age of 50, let Mr. Wonderful’s wisdom serve as your motivation to get and stay healthy. If you’re not a golfer, find your reason to live longer and healthier and start developing a healthier lifestyle.
As a doc, taking care of healthy individuals is a lot more fun than taking care of the aged and ill. Are you on medication? Would you like to be medication free? Are you winded on walking several blocks? Would you like to have more stamina? Do your joints ache? Would you like to be pain free?
Jenna and I are here to help you start your journey to health. (At least we used to be). All you have to do is come in and let us partner with you. There’s no time better than now.