The results of my biopsy indicated my excised moles were benign. I was relieved.
I did, however, receive a scare when I received the following email informing me of an appointment with a Dermatologist:
We look forward to seeing you at your upcoming appointment at our Creve Coeur office located at:
456 North New Ballas Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Time: 9:45 AM
Date: Tuesday August 29
If you are unable to keep this appointment please do not reply to this email. Please call our office at
314-567-1400 at least 24 hours prior to your appointment time to avoid a cancellation fee.
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I got the email while at work. While I did not make an appointment, I was initially quite confused, and an appointment could only have meant one thing; one or both of my moles were malignant. I was ready to go into the job trailer to tell the project manager I would not be at work on Tuesday because I have cancer. I had to read the email repeatedly, while having heart palpitations, before realizing that there must be another John Loehr that lives in Missouri. What are the chances of this happening precisely while I was awaiting the results of a potentially cancerous biopsy?
While I do not have cancer, eventually, if I live long enough, I will. So will you. We will also get Parkinson’s; some form of Dementia; and most certainly, heart disease. These chronic diseases are affecting people at younger and younger ages. While we are extending lifespan, it seems health-span is going in the wrong direction. People are getting sick younger and spending significantly longer portions of their lives managing their disease/s in a diminished lifestyle capacity. This begs the question, “Why”? I do not have any definitive answers, but I have some strong suspicions which you likely share.
These chronic diseases all share something in common. Another, more quiet, yet equally insidious, disease foreshadows them all. That disease is Aging. Aging, the harbinger of most other chronic diseases that end with death, is the primary disease we should be battling, as it comes first. Without one, you cannot have the other. Thus, if we devote more of our collective limited resources to studying aging and learning how best to manage it, we will also stop a host of chronic diseases that accompany this process. If we can better manage aging, we can also better manage, and potentially even avoid, those diseases as well. They are inextricably linked.
I believe my 40 year old body is displaying the first signs of chronic disease with high cholesterol and pre diabetes. I intend to reverse both conditions without the use of pharmaceuticals. If you have either condition, you can too. Consequently, my mission not only seeks to prove one can reverse his or her age, it also seeks to prove one can reverse chronic diseases, thereby dramatically increasing health-span.
I purchased an Omega J8006, a top of the line masticating juicer. I chose this juicer after a considerable amount of research. I spent the extra money on this because doing a daily morning shot of wheatgrass will be part of my daily regimen. I will also be consuming pretty much nothing but juiced fruits and vegetables two days a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays), so I felt the investment sensible.
Apparently, obtaining wheatgrass is neither easy, nor is it cheap. As such, I have decided I will be growing my own organic wheatgrass in my one bedroom condo here in Jersey City.
I have less than one month to go before my trials and tribulations commence. Stay tuned, for it will, unquestionably, be a fascinating journey.