I have always been healthy, but once I hit 50 everything started going downhill. I needed glasses, fell walking the dog and jacked up my arm. I'm getting very close veins and my hair is almost white!!! What's next-grandma seizures??
I really don't think I can take much more.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 67||Last Tuesday at 10:39 PM|
It only gets worse. trust me.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 1||10/11/2018|
I'm keeping "very close veins."
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 2||10/11/2018|
What the hell does “very close veins” mean?
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 3||10/12/2018|
Varicose veins, R3.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 4||10/12/2018|
I understend your despeer, OP. I doo.
Eet sounds almost as bed as being boolied.
Call me, ve vill commizerate end haf dreenks!
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 5||10/12/2018|
Old age isn't for sissies.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 6||10/12/2018|
There are some positives. I've been wearing glasses since I was 10 but at age 57 I finally passed the driver's license vision test without any. After 41 years of a "restricted" license! Asking me to read something, however, may be problematic.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 7||10/12/2018|
R7 Same here. The last time I had an eye exam, my eyesight had improved. The optometrist said it sometimes happens with age,
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 8||10/12/2018|
What is a grandma seizure?
Please tell me you were making a funny with "very close veins," OP.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 9||10/12/2018|
Grandma seizure= grand mail seizures.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 10||10/12/2018|
Mike) The world's a horrible place
Archie) Then why don't you leave
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 11||10/12/2018|
R10, I thought it was Grand Maul Seizures
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 12||10/12/2018|
varicose veins and grand mal seizures. Dumbass.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 13||10/12/2018|
Here's hoping OP's mental maturity catches up with his age-related frailties.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 14||10/12/2018|
It’s Grand MAUL Seizures you dumb hoes.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 15||10/12/2018|
Just wait till you get seniors discounts without being asked. It's pretty much a given that things go into rapid decline around 50, very few people are spared and make it to old age without health issues. The worst thing for me personally is that my parents are elderly and not doing very well. Trying to help when you feel terrible yourself plus getting a preview of things to come is not a pleasant experience.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 16||10/12/2018|
Just turned 49, It gets better! Get to the gym every day even if it’s just 30 minutes on the bike and light stretching. I fell in the shower two years ago and went down like a bag of bricks and tore my shoulder ligament and it took forever to heal.
I was spooked by series of sun blisters on my nose so 70 SPF sunscreen at all times too.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 17||10/12/2018|
I will be rounding that corner soon and am worried about prostate problems after 50. Are they unavoidable?
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 18||10/12/2018|
Stay physically active and eat healthy. Get regular check ups for god’s sake take your prescribed meds as ordered.
Aging sucks but it is what it is, and you’re far from alone. You’ve made it this far, try and enjoy life without focusing so much on your age.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 19||10/12/2018|
Old bags should be thrown away.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 20||10/12/2018|
I thought OP meant that he could see his veins through his skin when he said "very close" but varicose makes more sense. LOL
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 21||10/12/2018|
Actually, it's "grand mal."
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 22||10/12/2018|
Grandma seizures? Very close veins? I think you may have early onset Old-timers.... you should get that checked out.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 23||10/12/2018|
People always say getting old is not so bad as long as you have your health, but if you don’t have that, it really sucks.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 24||10/12/2018|
Jackie On Assistance had very close veins, and then she died.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 25||10/12/2018|
They are called *grand mal seizures* not Grandma seizures, you silly goose. Go see an endo, get your hormones checked, and get on testosterone replacement therapy. It'll take 10 years away.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 26||10/12/2018|
Dear friends, grand maul is a DL meme. We know it’s wrong.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 27||10/12/2018|
It’s Grand Maul!!!!!!! 🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 28||10/12/2018|
They're Very Close to the Surface Veins.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 29||10/12/2018|
These medical conditions are of a jandra unknown to bossy old R26.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 30||10/12/2018|
I'm so glad I grew up in a family where aging was seen as no big deal, and in fact it was even celebrated. In my family, 40th, 50th, 60th, 70th, 80th, and yes, even 90th birthdays (longevity runs in the family) were usually big celebrations. And there was none of this decorating in black and your life is over stuff. My brother and I turned 50 with no qualms whatsoever. We were taught to appreciate the wisdom you should gain with age, and we both wouldn't go back. The trade off is you lose some of your vitality, but the reality is our body continues to age and break down until we die.
I can't stand this modern obsession with youth and not accepting aging. It's the source of the infamous DL delusion that 40-something year olds pass for their 20s. I started graying prematurely in my late 20s, which is another family trait, and I just accepted it. By my late 30s and early 40s, I was getting compliments from strangers on the beautiful shade of gray my hair was. I'd never color it. Now in my 50s, my age has caught up to my hair. If people in the US worked more on their inner selves instead of obsessing about how they look, we'd have a better country. Instead, shallow, material concerns about appearances rule the day.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 31||10/12/2018|
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 32||10/12/2018|
Well, smell you, R31! Some of us don't feel like waking up in pain and taking their body weight in meds every day all because it's part of life.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 33||10/12/2018|
Impotence, OP, impotence.
The only thing you'll be able to get up is your blood pressure.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 34||10/12/2018|
@ R26 . Testosterone therapy can take away more than ten years of your life by increasing your risk for cancer and cardiac disease, among other problems. One successful truism for getting older is to 'reduce your risks' . Raising your health risks for some kind of short term gain is a fool's game.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 35||10/12/2018|
The grandma seizures discussion made me cry, lmao. Thanks OP!
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 36||10/12/2018|
You're getting OLD???? Well, boo-hoo-hoo. Join the club, sister.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 37||10/12/2018|
It’s too late for early onset anything, toots.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 38||10/12/2018|
I was always healthy until I hit my lat 40s and menopause hit. I started having distorted hearing and vertigo attacks (it turned out to be Meniere's) they did a MRI and found an unrelated brain aneurysm behind my left eye. Then horrible anxiety and insomnia hit.
I'm finally beyond that and feeling good at age 61. I eat a plant based diet, walk, hike, bike and do yoga. My weight is excellent. I still can only sleep 5 or 6 hours of sleep a night and I tend to go through stages of drinking too much. Other than that things are good.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 39||10/12/2018|
It's grandma seizures or you bitches have never been mauled by a mee-maw like mine. Old Irish lady with a cane that she used to enforce her righteous ideals. We avoided her until she got a wheelchair.
OP, here's my two cent advice: take the hints your body is giving you and get a work up to find out what you can do to help the transition be smoother and lighter. No sense in feeling pain you don't have to if you do some basic stretching or get a 15 minute walk in the morning. Also improves digestion and disposition.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 40||10/12/2018|
R35 Not if you are a fool who prefers quality to quantity. Life isn’t necessarily a contest to see how long you can live. It’s about how well you live it!
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 41||10/12/2018|
R15, out here in the Valley, it's Grand Mall.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 42||10/12/2018|
Make sure you prepay for your burial plot or else no one will claim the body.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 43||10/12/2018|
In Hawa-ii we call it Grand Maui.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 44||10/12/2018|
40 here and can't lose weight for shit. I've even tried the insane fasting "diets" and I don't lose weight! I'm basically done trying.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 45||10/12/2018|
Here in Oxymoronia, it's Grand Small.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 46||10/12/2018|
R45 you have to lose weight on a water fast. You lose at least a pound a day. Do a 20 to 30 day one and you’ll be brand new.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 47||10/12/2018|
OP, whenever I get in your mood, I just remember Tony Danza a Danza for Money and any old music will do.
Now, piss off my story is on.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 48||Last Sunday at 12:17 AM|
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 49||Last Sunday at 12:19 AM|
Oh, you'll take it, OP. You'll take it and you'll fucking like it! Damn you!
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 50||Last Sunday at 12:51 AM|
I'm 55 and not getting the W&Ws I used to get. It seemed to happen overnight. In fact I thought the system had broken (and was ready to send a handwritten note to Muriel). But apparently not. I guess I'll get used to it.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 51||Last Sunday at 6:17 AM|
[quote]I needed glasses, fell walking the dog and jacked up my arm.
What does that mean "jacked up my arm"?
& what happened to the dog while all this was going on?
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 52||Last Sunday at 6:21 AM|
I’m 53 and laughing my ass off at this thread, HAHA! There are some assholes on this site but so many genuinely witty posters that I can never quit it.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 53||Last Sunday at 9:01 AM|
Good to have humor as we age. I laugh about waking up in the morning feeling like I helped someone move the day before, but remembered that I only walked to the store. I'm thankful that at age 64 this old man can still get around without help, takes no medication (except for an occasional Tylenol or aspirin), and catches one cold each year. I'm thankful because I know that my health could change by the next day. I try to enjoy each day and will deal (with humor, as possible) when something significant happens.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 54||Last Sunday at 9:26 AM|
Is your dick failing to work?
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 55||Last Sunday at 11:22 AM|
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 56||Last Sunday at 11:31 AM|
As long as there's spaghetti, dark chocolate and Joan Crawford...
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 57||Last Sunday at 5:36 PM|
I'm 57 and in good health. What I have noticed and have not really prepared for are the additional medical costs that comes with age. It is expensive to get old in America.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 58||Last Sunday at 5:40 PM|
51 and no issues - which is surprising because I don’t work out and am not overly health conscious. Only walking. I guess the absence of running has saved me from getting sore - though I wonder if I’ll get cancer or a heart attack instead.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 59||Last Sunday at 6:17 PM|
Apparently we all die. Who knew?
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 60||Last Sunday at 7:20 PM|
58 and in good health. You gotta move it or lose it. That’s my advice. That and don’t bother with coloring your hair. After 40 you’re not fooling anyone and it works against you. My hair is solid white and I get told I look young for my age? I don’t think younger people know what 50 + year olds look like.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 61||Last Sunday at 7:30 PM|
Honey, if you have solid white hair people assume you’re 80. Of course people are going to think you look young for your age.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 62||Last Sunday at 7:38 PM|
Dye it purple. Kicky!
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 63||Last Sunday at 8:37 PM|
I have very FAR VEINS, OP!
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 64||Last Sunday at 9:07 PM|
OP, how do you jack off an arm?
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 65||Last Sunday at 9:59 PM|
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 66||Last Monday at 8:43 AM|
My right nut is trying to reenter my body.
|by Sweet Bird of Yute||reply 67||Last Tuesday at 10:39 PM|