My brain is still mushy from our three day trip to Portland. Geez. How am I ever going to go on longer vacations? How do other people do it? My travel stamina absolutely sucks.
Coffee is good for you.
Diet soda makes you gain weight.
Shade is the answer to skin cancer and more exercise the answer to obesity.
Vitamins help. Vitamins don't help.
Screenings help. Screenings don't help.
1 beer is good. 3 beers is bad. (One beer? I don't even start feeling a buzz until 3 beers. As a result I don't drink at all.)
I think I should buy a mail-order medical degree and make random prognoses. I'd be right about half the time. Or just say the obvious things -- "The thing about skin cancer? Stay in the shade. That will be 150.00, please."
Once the medical system has you in their maw, there seem to be no end of tests and procedures and office visits, and the doctors and nurses seem completely unresponsive when you tell them you have a high deductible. (I think they expect you to spend the 2000.00 or 5000.00, and THEN you'll be covered so what are you complaining about? Whereas I'd rather not spend the 5000.00 on tests and procedures that don't really seem to advance my health.)
I think I lost interest when I read a study that said that if you do absolutely everything right, you average an extra 3 years of life.
And Lou Gehrig's disease taking my Mom -- which seemed totally random, and took a person who really had done absolutely everything right.
I'm just fatalistic, nowadays.
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