The Process Of Aging :

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The Process of Aging April 6th 1944 in her home in Jacksonville, IL Mary Lee Elizabeth Smith was born. This is my grandma. At 71 years old she is the youngest of 8 children. She herself had 6 kids before having a tubal ligation at the age of 27, which resulted in two adhesions that had wrapped around her colon. Other surgical procedures include getting her tonsils out at sixteen years old, the removal of a benign “knot” from her neck, a cyst removal from under her arm and bunion removal. She currently lives with congestive heart failure, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and arthritis. She lives in her own home and gets around easily and unassisted. She does wear glasses and can be a little hard of hearing at times but her comprehension is intact and she is very active. She does state that she has shoulder, hip, leg, and foot pain as well as pain caused by arthritis, but for the most part she tries not to let it interfere with her daily life. She had worked as a CNA for 30 years before retiring, so there’s a lot of wear and tear on her body. Currently, my grandma is taking a few medications, including, Lovatatin 10mg/daily; Metoprolol at 100mg/ daily; amlodipine/besylate at 5mg/daily; Furosemide 40mg/daily; metformin HCL 1000mg tabs two times daily with a meal; over the counter 81mg aspirin once a day and potassium gluconate tablets once daily. She once had stated to me that she felt like a walking pharmacy. As far as allergies, she had stated that she’s allergic to the

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