I wrote in my post ‘to expose me‘, the following –
Now over 8 months later I have realized fellow bloggers are supportive of me and have welcomed me with open arms and appreciate my writings. Because of this I decided to expose myself, my identity, to you my fellow bloggers. But a course I am not doing it all in one post, I still have 3 months to write a post a day.
So I will write a series of posts to expose me – my identity to you and the blogger world.
In today’s post I write the following –
Um, what can I write about my body that you do not know or want to know about. You know that I am a man, so that gives you information about me. You know about my hands and feet and wrinkles and gray hair. You know I had a tumor on my bladder. What else is there to know about my body?
My body has survived decades of abuse from alcohol, smoking, tanning, eating bad foods and a few other bad habits in my young adult life that I no longer do. My body has survived physical self-abuse by literally using a belt with repeated hitting on my body; usually the back, chest, neck and face. My body has survived the downing of countless pills for both survival and attempted death.
My body; it is a complex, integrated and complicated piece of work. Just thinking about how we think is amazing, really think about that for a minute. There were past times I abused my body, literally and figuratively and today there is some abuse taking place as I still consume alcohol and I tan and I eat some bad foods. There were past times I took very good care of my body by eating healthy, exercising, not drinking alcohol and not smoking. Today I try to eat healthy; let’s say half the time I do; I continue to exercise although not to the extreme I once did and the drinking alcohol continues but the smoking has stopped.
I like my body; it is good to me – even though I have not always been good to it.
There are times my body is mistreated – there are times my body is treated well.
This complex, integrated and complicated machine that is my body continues to function after all these years. 55 years this amazing machine has brought me from a baby to a middle aged man. How far into the future will it continue to function and work to continue to provide me that which is life?