wiganworld home page
Home Photos of Wigan Stuff News What's on Classifieds Forum Communicate Guestbook Links
 Search    In association with  The Wigan Courier
 Messageboards
  General
  Places
  People
  wiganworld
  Sports
  Hobbies / Books
  History of Wigan
  Handbags
 
 
Interact
  Wigan ex-pats
  Wigan genealogy
 
 
I hate
Started by: britboy (6734) Report abuse
Getting old!!

The brain box works great but the superstructure is starting to wear out, someone said it's better than the alternative, maybe, I suppose that's to do with quality of life.

A friend of mine survived prostate cancer and after surgery I asked him how he's doing, his simple reply " I'm vertical "

Someone else said they want to grow old gracefully, not me! I said , As disgracefully as possible.
I think I started down that road in 2000 when I emigrated

Posted by: britboy (6734) Report abuse
Nothing changed, I still hate getting old

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (2921)  Report abuse
AT least youv'e one thing going for yooooooo:;

YOUR NOT OVER HERE !

Posted by: aussie94 (1562) Report abuse
Can't see Can't hear Can't bonk yes it is great getting old. Can you please get hold darling, mind the walking frame love. I told you to get hold , not get old . Bugger

Posted by: Anne (3073)  Report abuse
I don't mind getting old.... eyes ok sunglasses only..... hearing ok no hearing aid....bowels ok working fine

Posted by: britboy (6734) Report abuse
Lolol...Thankyou WWers, it is FAR better than the alternative

Posted by: raymyjamie (4826) Report abuse
I like to think I'm not in bad condition considering my age (70).

I'm fit and active, I walk every day for a minimum of an hour and attend a Cardiac Fitness Class.

But it is a little disconcerting to see certain functionality declining.
My eyesight is suspect, I am going Mutt and Jeff, I have to ask Mrs RMJ to repeat nearly everything she says, which drives her bonkers!!!!!!!!!!.
I have arthritic thumbs which I am currently trying to heal with copper bracelets and rubbing in coconut oil and Ibuprofen gel, and I have bought a Ukulele as PE to exercise my thumbs.
In short, I'm fighting back.
I had a heart attack in 2011, so I eat well and watch the calories and cholestrol.
........................................and YES I HATE GETTING OLD.

Posted by: spud1 (1631) Report abuse
When you wake up,just stretch your arms out,if you don't touch wood,you are still ok.

Posted by: raymyjamie (4826) Report abuse
Spud, LOL

Posted by: britboy (6734) Report abuse
My greatest consolation is seeing my granddaughters grow up, unfortunately they are on the other side of the pond. It's the eldest ones birthday today, 12yrs old and growing into a beautiful young lady
I only visit the uk about every five years, so they jump up in steps.
Social Media helps a lot 👍

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
I don't like getting old. I forget peoples names and the names of places, drives me crazy.. I had cataract surgery so I can see alright, my hearing is great.. My Dr said I have shrunk 3 inches, I told him I refuse to shrink any more than 2 inches, I don't care what you say..

But in this past 12 months , I have gone through Breast cancer surgery and 6 weeks of treatments and am now recovering from Pneumonia and I am still here, for which I am VERY THANKFUL.. So although I don't like getting old, it is better than the alternative...

Posted by: raymyjamie (4826) Report abuse
Good to know that you beat "The Big C" Jouell.

Well done you

Posted by: aussie94 (1562) Report abuse
jouell stay strong I had cancer 13 years ago fought it with a fierce attitude and family support. Still going string , now battling Macular Degeneration.
But with the help of the great Doctors at Sydney Eye Hospital I am beating that , as well as you can,with this horrible disease that destroys your eyesight

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
Thank you Ray and aussie.. I am doing just great..

aussie, Best Wishes in your battle with the M D, it is nasty .. I will add you to my Prayer list.. Keep on fighting

Posted by: britboy (6734) Report abuse
Ten years cancer free for my better half

Bi-lateral mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, past the five year marker, now it's ten years and going strong with yed down.

2006 and onwards was a testing time for her but with both of us pulling in the right direction then FORWARD-----------> is the only way to go

Posted by: britboy (6734) Report abuse
jouell...the best of future health, as with my wife and I, we have a lot of living to do yet

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
We do britboy.. my youngest grandson is a Freshman in High school, I am aiming on being around to see him Graduate University and as my Grandma always said, 'God Willing' see him happily married...I am not giving up

Posted by: britboy (6734) Report abuse
I was talking to my eldest granddaughter yesterday after setting up FaceTime , first thing she asked "when are you coming over grandad?"
We were supposed to be going over this year but I told her about our aging dogs and perhaps next year.
She's a teenager February next year so she's hoping we will make it.

Posted by: jouell (4331) Report abuse
Pity you can't go this year, same for me. fares are 50% cheaper... My friend in MA is going in July, the most expensive month other than Dec.. $700 including Ins and all other, from Boston to Heathrow,, Her friends are going next month, only $700 for the both of them.. Haven't had prices like that in many many years...

It's a awful situation being pulled in different directions.. I know you want to see her, but you have to be there for your babies too.. It's never easy when I go over, my heart always pulled this way and that..

 
 
Back
 

 
Note: You must login to post a reply.
If you haven't registered, why not join now?. Registration is FREE!
 
 © 2017 wiganworld
Click here to read the privacy policy, disclaimer and copyright information.
Please contact us with your ideas, suggestions, moans or questions.