WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THIS IS THE GOLDEN YEARS: And I have to agree that it is. We have the years and the Doctors get the gold. And, I may add, the pharmacies, and the ad agencies that pander to the aged and infirm. Or those who are approaching that point. They point out all the things that can go wrong with you as you get older and the benefits of the various medications that will improve your quality of life. You have a problem, they have an answer. Not always the best answer, but they have one. If you listen to the message they are promoting, any medicine that caters to a certain problem will improve your health and help you live a long and prosperous life. The problem with these medicines, is the "side" effects. And the warnings. It may cause cancer. You don't have cancer, but if you take this medicine to help something, you may get cancer. It may cause a stroke or a heart attack, or any number of things that you currently don't have.
And then there are the ones that say, don't drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you. It may cause you to get sleepy. It may cause you to have diarrhea. The main concern in this case is that these two items don't happen at the same time.
AND THAT IS THE VIEW FROM THE DITCH BANK