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
Started: 11th Feb 2017 at 13:34
Nothing changed, I still hate getting old
Replied: 15th Feb 2017 at 22:42
AT least youv'e one thing going for yooooooo:;
YOUR NOT OVER HERE !
Replied: 16th Feb 2017 at 04:53
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
Replied: 16th Feb 2017 at 08:36
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I don't mind getting old.... eyes ok sunglasses only..... hearing ok no hearing aid....bowels ok working fine
Replied: 16th Feb 2017 at 09:21
Lolol...Thankyou WWers, it is FAR better than the alternative
Replied: 16th Feb 2017 at 12:36
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.
Replied: 18th Feb 2017 at 11:59
When you wake up,just stretch your arms out,if you don't touch wood,you are still ok.
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Replied: 18th Feb 2017 at 13:07
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 👍
Replied: 18th Feb 2017 at 14:48
Last edited by britboy: 18th Feb 2017 at 14:50:09
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...
Replied: 18th Feb 2017 at 14:59
Good to know that you beat "The Big C" Jouell.
Well done you
Replied: 18th Feb 2017 at 19:21
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
Replied: 20th Feb 2017 at 10:27
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
Replied: 20th Feb 2017 at 14:35
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
Replied: 20th Feb 2017 at 15:58
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jouell...the best of future health, as with my wife and I, we have a lot of living to do yet
Replied: 20th Feb 2017 at 17:48
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
Replied: 21st Feb 2017 at 02:40
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.
Replied: 21st Feb 2017 at 03:27
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..
Replied: 21st Feb 2017 at 14:21