I did it again

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.

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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 πŸ™‚ .

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20 responses to “I did it again

  1. Happy Birthday Linnea and many, many happy returns. Best time of year to be born – All going well will hit 60 myself this week – Enjoy it all NOW xxx

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    On Mon, Nov 26, 2018 at 7:12 AM life and breath: outliving lung cancer wrote:

    > linnea11 posted: “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 b” >

  3. So glad you’re here, Linnea. Happy Birthday!

  4. Valerie Goldstein

    A very much deserved happy birthday to someone who is a true inspiration!

  5. Happy Birthday!!

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  6. Happy Birthday, my friend! Welcome to the 59 club, or as some would say, your 60th year. We share the same birth year though you’re eight months younger than I. You certainly don’t look the part, though I certainly do!

    • David, I knew we had something in common πŸ˜‰ I shall enjoy my 60th year, and no, you do not look the part!

      xo Linnea

  7. Happy birthday. You deserve each and every day.

  8. Happy Birthday Linnea and wishing you many more! We share the same birthday πŸ’–. My life changed when I was 59 and I never thought I would see 60, yesterday I turned 63! You taught me a lesson in the love you expressed for your body. My body has been good to me but I need to love it more, thank you and God bless!

  9. Happy Birthday! Hope you get your Xmas wish!

  10. Wishing you a wonderful birthday 🎁 πŸŽ‚ 🎈filled with everything you wish to be possible! As for the cure I am hoping beyond hope for an end to it all soon as well πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’«
    Please remember the blessing you are to many near and farπŸ€—
    Gwen

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