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The 59 1/2 body tune up.
Old 12-24-2019, 11:26 AM   #1
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The 59 1/2 body tune up.

Hitting 60 soon. So far this year been to the ER, ( turned out not serious ) , the dermatologist, internist , cardiologist, gastrointerologist , alergist, ENT , urologist, oral surgeon. Going to top off the year with a colonoscopy monday.

Hoping 2020 will be a little less medical year ! I do thank my lucky stars for modern medicine, even with the cost.
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Old 12-24-2019, 12:18 PM   #2
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Hitting 60 early next year.
Standard for me is
Internist
Cardiologist
Periodontist
Dermatologist
Opthalmologist
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Old 12-24-2019, 06:47 PM   #3
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Hitting 77 next year.

Had a hip replaced 5 weeks ago, otherwise only annual physical during 2019. Back to walking 10,000 steps per day now.

Looking forward to seeing the hip surgeon in January (last review), and PCP in may for annual.

Only take one prescribed med (Tamsulosin) for help with urine flow. Otherwise blood panels normal.

No cataracts yet, no skin issues, no internal stuff.....

Still a lucky guy!
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Old 12-24-2019, 07:48 PM   #4
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Ladies begin to fall apart at age 50. Then they fall apart again around 70.
Men start to fall apart at age 60.

My wife is 70 and has had 6 operations in the last year. Like she said, at least her ailments can be repaired. She's looking for improved health and mobility after the knee replacement.

Hope you have better days ahead too.
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I'm M, 62 and this year sucks eggs. Three eye surgeries, one prostate surgery, cystoscopy, colonoscopy, cervical injection, EMG, MRI, and the CT to end all. I'm tired of people poking around me!
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Just turned 60. I’d been keeping regular medical appointments, so didn’t need to do anything extra.

Before my 60th I had:
Resumed regular yoga for a year which meant I recaptured a lot of my flexibility from years ago.
Lost 10% of my body weight due to a ketogenic diet recommended by my doctor to improve some blood numbers. So I was normal BMI.
Been doing a regular weight training regimen.

So it was quite gratifying to cross my 60th having better health and fitness than my 59th.

P.s. I didn’t fall apart at 50.
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Old 12-24-2019, 08:25 PM   #7
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I'll be 59 in 2020. Health is pretty good, no complications and on no medications. Still, my goal this year was to lose some weight (10 to 15 pounds) and workout more. Did pretty good working out, though I must say, I really don't like it. Didn't do well at all on the weight front. That will be the focus for 2020 along with hoping nothing new rears an ugly head.
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Old 12-24-2019, 08:31 PM   #8
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Ladies begin to fall apart at age 50. Then they fall apart again around 70.

I'm female, and I ran my first marathon at age 52. Now 58, and I just did a rim-to-river-to-rim one-day hike in the Grand Canyon. No health issues. Still haven't fallen apart.
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My DW started falling apart about age 70, apparently like mentioned above. She's 74 now. She's fully handicapped now and on oxygen 100% of the time. No fun for her, but I am now her caretaker. That's why I need to stay healthy.
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Old 12-24-2019, 09:18 PM   #10
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Looks like I should invest in a health care industry focussed fund....
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Old 12-24-2019, 10:35 PM   #11
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I have a close friend that's 68 years old, and looks like she's 38. Helps to be petite (short).

I asked her what her secret to not aging like the rest of us. She said to keep young friends in your life, and especially to keep young lovers.
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Ladies begin to fall apart at age 50. Then they fall apart again around 70.
Men start to fall apart at age 60.

My wife is 70 and has had 6 operations in the last year. Like she said, at least her ailments can be repaired. She's looking for improved health and mobility after the knee replacement.

Hope you have better days ahead too.
I must say your wife seems to have had a lot of bad luck health wise. And you seem like a very supportive husband. Here's wishing you both a much improved year and lots more travel!
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My DW started falling apart about age 70, apparently like mentioned above. She's 74 now. She's fully handicapped now and on oxygen 100% of the time. No fun for her, but I am now her caretaker. That's why I need to stay healthy.
The very best to you and your wife AJ. Hopefully this year will bring some improvement for both of you.
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The very best to you and your wife AJ. Hopefully this year will bring some improvement for both of you.
Thanks, and even staying status quo is acceptable, too.
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I'm 70. This year has been so so for me:

Positives - lost 15 lbs, A1C back to normal range and all other blood tests good, calcium score "0", eye continues to heal well from past surgery.

Negative - injured left knee patella and spent many months rehabbing, but is OK now. Right shoulder tweaked late last year and has gradually gotten worse and while I am attempting to rehab, it might be time for visit to sports doc. Lower back pain and stiffness due to facet degeneration, not sure there is anything that can be done about this.

I have a friend who is 79 and he is still looking for the magic fountain of youth. I am not as optimistic as him.
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Those are some fabulous positives!
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Will hit 65 in August. Can't wait to save $700/mth on HI. However, this past six months have been annoying aches and pains but nothing serious thank goodness. I guess in a nutshell it's the first time I've "felt my age".
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I'm female, and I ran my first marathon at age 52. Now 58, and I just did a rim-to-river-to-rim one-day hike in the Grand Canyon. No health issues. Still haven't fallen apart.
Congratulations, I know what a great feeling that is.

Did my first marathon at 58, then two more before switching to half marathons. Most recent one last year.
DW was a total couch potato five years ago, and just notched her 40th half marathon. We're both in our 70s, so we're hanging in there pretty well.
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Congratulations, I know what a great feeling that is.

Did my first marathon at 58, then two more before switching to half marathons. Most recent one last year.
DW was a total couch potato five years ago, and just notched her 40th half marathon. We're both in our 70s, so we're hanging in there pretty well.
Very impressive.
Running is tough on my knees, so increasing my exercise next year by hoping to play competitive Pickleball 6 days a week for 3 hours a day.
Will also add strength training for the first time in retirement.
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due to a ketogenic diet recommended by my doctor to improve some blood numbers.
Recommended?! I am so jealous. I just moved to FL so I have a new PCP. On the initial visit he told me I should gain weight because of my BMI. I asked him why, assuming I was getting adequate nutrition. He backpedaled, but that was a red flag.

I had annual bloodwork and he wants an appointment to discuss it. It has to be total cholesterol. I dread the LCHF, statins conversation.
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