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Old 04-02-2013, 10:43 AM   #21
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Sorry 'bout your injury, but rotator cuff problems happen to young folks too. Best wishes for speedy recovery.

But you're right that life is a round-trip ticket, and we often do not really appreciate that until we have some years behind us. That said, there are some amazing feats are still possible as we age- like these 80+yr old ironman triathletes-
Amazing 81-Year-Old Ironman Lew Hollander Still Competing | Bleacher Report
Or 100yr old marathoner-
100-year-old marathoner finishes race

It's all about the life in your years!!!
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:50 AM   #22
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:29 AM   #23
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Had my check up last week. Full blood test and all. Doc tells me my triglyceride readings are on the (pretty) high side and sugar level indicates possible diabetes.
However on the bright side, the high sugar reading could be due to my high red wine consumption, and if I cut that down, the sugar may reduce to a more reasonable as well.

So here I am, on a reduced alcohol consumption, increased exercise and healthier diet regime for 3 months until my next blood test.
You don't need a prescription to buy a blood glucose monitor which cost about $20. Buying strips and the other stuff might be another $30. Then you can monitor it yourself before the next blood test and see what is and is not working. Just like for about $60 you can buy a blood pressure cuff, that tells you when it is in the right position.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:50 AM   #24
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You can't help your DNA. Mr. A. is considerably older than I, drinks more, exercises less, and won't go near a piece of fruit....yet all his "blood numbers" are better than mine.

It just means I have to work harder to compensate.

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Old 04-02-2013, 04:57 PM   #26
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Have not yet felt old.

The mortality bit hit home when I was 9 years old watching a couple of guys getting hoisted by their necks onto a monument by an angry mob. They stopped moving after a while and somebody said the were dead.
What the ?

Where did you grow up? Afghanistan
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Old 04-02-2013, 05:53 PM   #27
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It's not the years, it's the mileage.

"Son, it says here you're twenty-seven,
But that's impossible...
you look like you could be... forty-five"
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:15 PM   #28
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I am determined to make some changes in my life. To myself, physically. It's not going to happen quickly.

I've been overweight for years. Joints are starting to feel it. Any medical problems I have are tied to weight. The meds are giving me side effects that are uncomfortable. And, I need a challenge that is all in my control.

Feeling old, but I don't know about the mortal thing.
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What the ?

Where did you grow up? Afghanistan

They said it happened in 1956. Maybe a southern state - just a guess. I live in the south (did not grow up here) and the old folks here still remember these things.
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Genetics is a big deal. Can't get around it.
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They said it happened in 1956. Maybe a southern state - just a guess.
I assumed Czechoslovakia.
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I was feeling old today too.

After bringing my car into the shop (about 25 miles from my home), I had to rent a car to get back. So at the rental counter, the workers to me looked like kids (wasn't always that way). During chit chat one of them asks me what type of car I have. I tell them, and she says correctly, "They don't make them anymore." I say, "Yeah, I know, they don't even make the car that replaced my car anymore either."
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I assumed Czechoslovakia.
If it was 1956, it was Hungary. Czechoslovakia was 1968.
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Yep, my mistake.
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What the ?

Where did you grow up? Afghanistan
I wouldn't limit the range of guesses to the U.S.

Hungary, for one, had some very troubled times in 1956.

Oops, I cross-posted with Gumby.
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Genetics is a big deal. Can't get around it.

Heh-I learned that when I turned 30. It was really brought home on my 40th birthday. The first remote check of my brand new pacemaker!

Some guys have all the luck.
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Oh my! You guys don't have a clue about the issues of aging mothers. For your sake we will spare you the details.
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Oh my! You guys don't have a clue about the issues of aging mothers. For your sake we will spare you the details.
Ageing mothers ? How's that different from aging fathers, uncles, aunties, brothers, sisters, grandfathers...

Aging is aging, irrespective of what sex or label you place on yourself , right ?
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What the ?

Where did you grow up? Afghanistan
Hungary.

In October and November 1956 there was a revolt against the Russky installed commie govt. It was ugly. Then Russkies came in with tanks and more soldiers then the population of Hungary and suppressed the revolution.

Earlier in 1956 they did the same thing in Poland. They too lost.

See wikipedia for more info.

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