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The Age of Discussing Disease...

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The Grumpy Old Man just had a long chat with a mate on the phone and then started telling me the news he had from various friends jotted around Australia. Basically, just about every piece of news was about disease. Triple bypass surgery, bowel cancer, stomach cancer...

Recently, I had mentioned to him that we seem to know a lot of people who are fighting diseases at the moment. Particularly cancer. I have four friends who are either actively fighting cancer, or have recently gone into remission; breast cancer, ovarian cancer, bowel cancer. Then there are the friends with diabetes, MS, blood pressure issues.

We've hit 'that age', the age where people no longer shoot the breeze about bands, or movies, or holidays, but rather about surgeries, and treatments, and remedies.

Mortality is a bitch, isn't it?

On the other hand, I also have friends who are big into taking supplements, running, and doing meditation - all to stave of the diseases they feel surrounded by. Just makes me want to go to bed, if I'm perfectly honest!



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