Over the years I’m noticing a change in how my body operates. As I’m nearing seventy years old I’m becoming a lot less nimble than I once was. My joints are cracking a lot more, I’m noticing pain and slight twinges in my bones and muscles, and I’m finding that I’m getting fatigued a lot quicker than I used to. As a result, I have cut down on my gym visits so I can avoid putting too much stress on my body.
My most recent observation is that I’m struggling to get in and out of the bath with ease. I’m yet to have an actual fall, but there definitely have been a few close calls. Yesterday’s bath was definitely the worst. As I went to raise my leg I felt a twinge in my back. As a result, all day today I have felt close to bedridden. This was the final straw. I have decided that I need to make changes to my surroundings to accommodate the changes in my body. I am now seriously considering getting a bathtub cut out for elderly people. It’s time that I just accept the reality that I am an elderly person.
I guess being an elderly person isn’t too bad. I’ve always been a firm believer that life is what you make it. Just because I’m older and am noticing my body start to give way doesn’t mean that I should stop being me. One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that older people who remain active and social tend to stay more youthful for longer. It doesn’t matter that I need to book a bathtub conversion; Sydney is a beautiful place so I’m going to let myself experience it. I’m still going to interact with people, go to the gym, and do everything possible to enjoy myself. Yes, I might need to make a few changes in my lifestyle to not put too much strain on my body, but I guess that’s just part of getting older.