I Found Norman … or Stan at CVS

20 Oct

I didn’t think I’d find myself there, but after my visit to the doctor’s office, it was my only answer.

You see, this happens.

Getting older.

The gray hairs, I knew about that, I knew about BenGay in the joints, and ice packs on the aching knees, I knew, but dude … I am epically failing the aging process as my doctor mentioned I was severely lacking Calcium, and Vitamin D. In addition I need to beef up my core/ muscle workout and apparently I’m in need of Metamucil because I’m lacking the adequate amounts of fiber.

So there I was … at the CVS. I found myself in the Metamucil aisle and an elderly man, who looked like a Norman or Stan, just nodded at me as I took a moment to contemplate my fiber options.

40’s rock.

It took me a while to choose. I didn’t know fiber was that complicated, especially since I needed Psyllium in my supplement on account of elevated cholesterol levels. Yeah … I got that too. It was funny as we were running through my checklist of ailments when I said it …

“But I exercise five-six times a week. I eat healthy, nothing too excessive.”

I mean I eat egg whites, how is this my lifestyle now? My only problem is dark chocolate, milk chocolate any kind of chocolate really, but it’s not a daily occurrence. But apparently it could have been anyway because my sugar was a little high so I could have been breaking off pieces of it everyday! How is it that I found myself on aisle 6 looking through ingredients of my 4-in-1 supplement like I had any clue to its success.

When did I make a wrong turn?

Healthy is not supposed to have a to-do list at the CVS.

But it’s in the blood, just like my good looks. That cholesterol is in the blood. Both my parents had it. My uncle, aunt, cousin and grandpa all had or currently have diabetes. And everyone that’s retired is taking calcium supplements. It’s a great family tree.

The rest? The losing muscle?

That’s just the aging process. A friend of mine sent me a video she came across as she was conducting some research about bone loss. It happens, usually in 50’s or 60’s so I have something to look forward to along with my AARP membership. Just the Facts if Life, like Mrs. Garrett told Tooty, Joe, and Blair. Facts of Life include supplements.

Buen Camino my friends!

13 Responses to “I Found Norman … or Stan at CVS”

  1. anotherday2paradise October 21, 2019 at 10:14 AM #

    Yikes! 😳 I shop CVS on line. It’s easier to make the choices one needs, whilst sitting down. 🤣

    • The Guat October 21, 2019 at 3:40 PM #

      Ha! I might have to try that but I would feel guilty seeing how I can actually walk to one about two blocks away:)

  2. Sorryless October 21, 2019 at 7:24 PM #

    Getting older is a royal pain in the ass. Which makes the good days that much better, if you ask me. I am officially at “that age” where something creaks or aches every single day. It’s like surprise, as if my body is sitting around going “Hmm, what can I hit the old man with next?”.

    Take it from an elder, there are way more good days to come than forgettable ones. Hang in there Cali, you got this, as per. 🙂

    • The Guat October 21, 2019 at 8:41 PM #

      It’s so funny because I hear the crack in my bad knee sometimes, which is why I’m familiar with ice packs and BenGay. You might be at “that age” but you’re one of the coolest guys I know. I’m not too broken up about it anymore, but it was a burn when all that info hit me as I sat on the crinkly paper of the exam table in my patient gown. 🙂 Good to know that better days outweigh the bad ones … even with Metamucil as my wingman. Thanks for the love buddy:)

      • Sorryless October 21, 2019 at 8:56 PM #

        Thank you for the props. Being called cool is always a good thing. 🙂

        Yes, the good days far outweigh em. And ain’t nothing wrong with Metamucil. Now . . it ain’t Tang, but it ain’t horrible. I take it once daily with room temp water and gulp it down, LOL.

        • The Guat October 23, 2019 at 1:44 AM #

          Tang. Ha! I forgot about Tang! That was a good one 🙂

          • Sorryless October 23, 2019 at 6:49 AM #

            All sugar, LOL

  3. cravesadventure October 22, 2019 at 10:10 AM #

    40’s Rock Indeed and One Needs a Sense of Humor too – ha! My one girlfriend talks about living life with a chocolate bar in one hand and a drinkie poo in the other. Love it 🙂 You are not alone and we will be either in CVS or shopping online right with you. Take Care – Happy Day – Enjoy

    • The Guat October 23, 2019 at 1:47 AM #

      Chocolate in one hand sounds about right 🙂 ha! Glad that there will be others joining me at that CVS line holding onto that lonnnnnnnng receipt Thanks for stopping by and hanging out. Good to hear from you.

      • cravesadventure October 23, 2019 at 5:39 AM #

        What is with that long receipt anywho??? One good thing about CVS is you can get your chocolate as well as your supplements – hehe 🙂

        • The Guat October 23, 2019 at 7:40 PM #

          Right? Just one aisle over 🙂

  4. amandahoving December 1, 2019 at 1:30 PM #

    “Healthy is not supposed to have a to-do list at the CVS.” So true! As I get older, I want to enjoy life more…not less. And having a list of “don’ts” and “musts” isn’t all that fun. Happy to find your blog today~

    • The Guat December 26, 2019 at 9:19 AM #

      Sorry about the late response I’ve been missing for a while, but I’m glad I found my way back and found nice comments like yours waiting for me. Thanks 🙂 that CVS and lists of don’t’s does suck sometimes but humor and finding the funny makes the situation a little more bearable.

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