Oh boy. I don’t know about you, but I listen to doctors. Take this antibiotic, Barb. Okee dokee, antibiotic it is. Take this heart medicine. I like being alive, so absolutely oh favorite cardiologist of mine, I will take it religiously.
Drink more water, Barb, say my kidney doctor and cardiologist. Ok say I, when I remember to.
I like water, I don’t mind drinking water, I just don’t think about it. I don’t even remember what is recommended for me. I don’t remember what is recommended for the average person. When the nephrologist (kidney specialist) told me to drink a lot of water throughout the day, I was still processing the fact that I have a kidney disease, albeit minor at this point, so I don’t remember exactly what he said. Just drink water, and especially before and after meals in general, and specific foods, well, specifically.
Then a friend of mine in real life as well as blogging life had a serious episode while hiking that has me rethinking my water intake. I owe a debt to Mike at The Zen Hiker for reminding me through his experience about the importance of water. And that I drink about 1/4 of the daily amount I should.
I hope you aren’t getting bored yet, because this is my new crusade and I want you to jump on the bandwagon.
Why should you stay hydrated? Here’s my list.
- I like living.
- I like having functioning, healthy kidneys. All 3 of mine. Even though they are a little screwed up.
- I love my husband.
- I love my children.
- I love my grandchildren.
- I love and need my job.
- Did I mention that I like living?
- I’ll rephrase. I love living.
What does my future hold? A future.
But I can’t talk now. I’m busy hydrating.
ps. When you’re thirsty, you’re already dehydrated. For real.