Got older, I did. Woke up this morning to the ripe old age of 59. Yup. A feat that not so long ago I thought impossible.
Now I’d be lying if I said it was getting easier, this having of the birthday. Like that throw away phrase ‘just breathe’, what may be easy for some is a hell of a lot harder for others. But I’m determined to keep doing it, for as long as I am able. Possibly longer.
Yesterday my friends in the lofts threw me a surprise party. Both my sons were in attendance as well and it was a really special treat.
This morning I left my house at 6 am for my annual mammogram. Later today I see the vaginal/vulva specialist to address some uncomfortable side effects potentially related to treatment with perhaps a bit of aging thrown in. Pressed, poked and prodded. The indignities of keeping it all in working condition. But, viewed in another light, a privilege.
I love this body of mine. We’ve been through a lot together with more to come. And the least I can do is to try to take care of it.
To that end, August and I will head to the gym later today. And then this evening we are going out for sushi and perhaps a show. In most respects, just another day. Which is exactly what I wished for/wanted 🙂 .