My father is 83 years old. He has lived a great life and he accomplished a lot. He was good friends with Martin Luther King and his wife Coretta, Andrew Young, Vernon Jordan and Jesse Jackson. We have pictures of him with former Presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, George Bush sr and we even have a picture of him with Hillary Clinton. “Pop” is also a diabetic. He has been one for the past 20 years. It is tougher to keep his health intact and at this stage of his life he requires more monitoring. Just last week he had a foot problem that looked bad. One of his toes had turned black. We contacted the doctor who told us to bring him in immediately. I did “exactly that.”Good thing… because his foot had an infection that if not treated swiftly would have gone into his blood stream, traveled up and then something really tragic could have happened. Now he is feeling much better (and there is no talk of amputating anything). I am posting this today to inform you that when it comes to the health of a senior you should never take chances. Our bodies wear out as we get older, and any moment of hesitation could cause dire consequences. We had a scare, but at least this scare resulted in a happy ending. No one lasts forever, but some ailments are preventable. In order to preserve a longer life we need to “check our engines from time to time.” I am thankful that my father is smiling today. I only hope that if you have a loved one who needs monitoring that you are diligent in doing so. Seniors have to depend on you. We should not let them down. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought, and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.
Billy Paul and Brett jolly in concert