As I met him first time on his initial office visit I found him focused, rational and wanted to be healthy. He was doing what a health conscious middle age man can do. His routine of exercise and diet were amazing but I have noticed his struggle of wanting more from himself to be better in health, staying away from medications, able to do things he loved as long as he can. He wanted to lose weight though his BMI was not alarming despite of discussions of maintenance of healthy body weight.
We have few visits, life was moving on as it always does, he wanted to run and not get sore or get aches or pain as he had none in past. He was wondering why, as it was always easy for him but now he has noticed a change. His overall health has no red flags.
Some look at life as a journey on a time machine with a stop watch which will be activated at some point. We born and grow from an infant to teen then aged as old and frail. Our bodies, metabolism change. In the process some lose hair, gain weight, develop wrinkles, and wear diapers. It looks like as a circle of life.
Others struggle as why we don’t stay the same; young and quick even as we age. Someday it will be possible, may be time can be freezed until then we will age. As he continued to wonder that may be kids are made of plastics as they quickly bounce back after any falls sometimes crying but in the end laughing as a bundle of joy. I saw he wanted being that kid again badly with his lit up eyes; we all do, though some wanted it more than others.