I have to stop reading. That's it. Why read this stuff other than to drive myself crazy? First, we have all the articles floating around about cancer recurrence rates and all sorts of lovely statistics, never mind the news reports about people who die from cancer. Then apparently I need to be concerned about side effects from the anti inflammatories I take for my back. It doesn't look like I am going off them any time soon.
And I guess I am supposed to either be saving my money to pay for a knee replacement in the future. Something nice to look forward to - but its not cancer so I guess I should be happy. My right knee has had meniscal tears twice and I have a partially torn ACL as a result of ice skating and skiing. (I should add that no one knew I tore my meniscus the first time, it was back when I used to ice skate. It was only found when I had knee surgery). But I digress. Basically since I had fun earlier in my life, I will need a knee replacement in the future, if this article is correct.
So my dilemma. Do I stop reading or do I stop believing what I read? Or do I just read cook books and fluffy romance novels that don't contain a grain of reality? Perhaps I'll just stick with the romance novels.
Yesterday afternoon I attempted to go for a walk. I didn't get very far until my back decided I shouldn't go for a walk. Today I will try again for a short walk. I just want a new back.