I know the alternative to old age is death but really… after yesterday’s episode of back pain so severe I couldn’t stay in one position for more than a few moments at a time, I’m starting to wonder about that alternative. Worse of all, I couldn’t keep food down. I’m Italian. We ALWAYS keep food down! If I lose my appetite, I will truly lose my will to live. It’s just in my genes and my heritage. All things can be cured by food.