What has getting older done to you?

@jeanena (2117)
Bucklin, Kansas
October 24, 2009 9:27pm CST
I find that the older I get the colder the cold seems . I live in Kansas and it gets pretty cold here in the winter. I would like to be able to spend the winter in a warmer area. It seems to me that I just can't get the chill out of my bones like i use to be able too. (is 45 really getting old?) Bad weather makes me ache from all the past injuries I have had. My eyes are getting worse , Bi-focals suck by the way. On the other hand the older I get the more I learn about things and that is a big plus. I think I am a better judge of people than I was before. So your turn ,Tell me what is happening to you as you get older. How you feel about getting older?
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14 responses
• United States
25 Oct 09
wow i thought i was the only 40'ish person out there that was starting to feel like they was getting old. I sure know what you sayin about the cold starting to effect ya. I live in midwest too and as winter gets closer im thinking bear have the right idea to hybernate! Ive noticed new things are harder to learn and take me longer. I would throughly enjoy taking a nap now in the mid afternoons ... geesh im only 40'ish and Im looking forward to my next nap that is so funny. I forget things too, i mean alot like where i put things or peoples addresses, or phone numbers seems weird that my whole life i was never forgetful and as soon as i hit 40 it was just happening all the time. I think the only thing that can help is to slow the process as much as possible by leading a healthier lifestyle like deit and exersice changes and for me to quit smoking. Hang in there no one is getting younger even if they born today so its happening to everyone lol
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@jeanena (2117)
• Bucklin, Kansas
25 Oct 09
I keep looking for the fountain of youth and it is still eluding me. I would like to be in better health I love to play with my grand babies , but darn i have a heck of a time keeping up with the almost 3 year old. I think I will start that 40'ish thing that doesn't sound quite as bad as saying I am 45. I need to quit smoking too..
@sagnik42 (3595)
• India
25 Oct 09
With time I have become more matured. I have also been forced to take up a lot of responsibility which I do not like at all. But nonetheless I have to do my bit so cannot complain about that. I do not know whether I will ever reach your age. If I do, then I will have loads more to tell you about getting older.
@jeanena (2117)
• Bucklin, Kansas
25 Oct 09
Sagnik how old are you?
@sagnik42 (3595)
• India
26 Oct 09
I am 21 years old, a lot younger than you...
@jeanena (2117)
• Bucklin, Kansas
26 Oct 09
That is a lot younger than me , you have a lot of life ahead of you to live yet!!
@roberten (3131)
• United States
26 Oct 09
Getting older has given me the ability to take things in stride. I do have more aches and pains, swelling of the feet, etc., but for the most part I feel well. I have also gained a sense of relief because all my kids are finally grown and can care for themselves; I have no worries of what will become of them if I die. I have a greater sense of joy and contentment that only growing older can foster. I am at peace with all my childhood and young adult issues. I am more forgiving, less judgmental (well, most of the time, lol)and a lot more mellow. There are great things to be said for growing older; I wouldn't trade it for all the youth in the world.
@jeanena (2117)
• Bucklin, Kansas
26 Oct 09
I sure wouldn't want to go back either , unless I could keep the smarts i have now.
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@roberten (3131)
• United States
26 Oct 09
Amen to that!
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
25 Oct 09
45 is certainly not anywhere near getting old. i think it is really not about age but what you learn during these years. although as yet i do not have any health problems but i am well aware that sooner or later it might start, so i have regulated my diet and eat more healthy foods. true one gets wiser with age depending on what one learns from ones own experience or others. age also gives you more patience and a wider perspective of things and events around you..
@jeanena (2117)
• Bucklin, Kansas
25 Oct 09
Some days my 45 feels old but in my mind i am as young as my kids are..lol
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
25 Oct 09
staying positive always helps..........
@mrsbrian (1950)
• United States
25 Oct 09
45 is not old !!!! But they do say your only as old as you feel? I do feel old I cannot see--I run to pee-- I have to wake up with coffee. I need more light--I go bump in the night--I am not as fast as i used to be. I hate the cold--I hate the hot--I hate to cook [just dump it all in the pot. I ache from the breaks -- I hurt from the falls, but i figgure if i wkke up tomorrow and i am breathing it must be a pretty good day.
@jeanena (2117)
• Bucklin, Kansas
25 Oct 09
You have a point , a big one in fact.As long as I wake up and i'm breathing it must be a good day.
@mrsbrian (1950)
• United States
25 Oct 09
Well I have had a stroke and i am 54 so things are not as easy for me as they were at one time. But I keep plugging along.
@abc1495 (31)
• India
25 Oct 09
Actually im not older but stil giving response for ur discussion..After when certain age reaches (say bt Old) memory power reduces, eyes sight decreses, cant hear properly etc...But they will have a lot of knwledge in them and they try to teach others by saying their experiences.
@jeanena (2117)
• Bucklin, Kansas
25 Oct 09
I was trying to ignore the fact that I have been having to turn the tv,radio up more recently.. or saying what did you say.
@ilyzium (1204)
• Canada
25 Oct 09
For me I've found that getting older has made me more responsible and more serious about life in general. I will also say that I've become more spiritual & thoughtful and less greedy I suppose. Getting older has also brought health problems as well. Despite what people say, it is only an old wives tale that says that people gain weight as they get older. It depends on how you take care of yourself through your life and if you perceive yourself as getting bigger, then you will. Getting older has made me take better care of my health because I'd like to healthy & lean my entire life. It's also brought me vision problems, joints are a little sore, etc. I find I also will not put up with rudeness from anyone and am very assertive when dealing with it.
@jeanena (2117)
• Bucklin, Kansas
25 Oct 09
I don't have the patience with people I once had. I get stressed more easily than i did before .
• Philippines
25 Oct 09
Getting older as I observe like my parents they become slow to move, with slow memory,lot of arthritis and very impatience. They may get diseases but not to the fact of getting a burden as they could still love and worry about the future of children whom they could not witness after the age of 70. I feel getting older is a period for reflection and retreat time to stop working. As in retirement one could met a lot of old friends. then form association but within the older years and the diseases is widespread to even wipe an entire community. I think about getting older have to face loneliness if family abandon and neglect them. Especially the sadness is rampant with homeless or when no one gives them attention or care then like to seek other avenues where they could exhibit their full potential.
@jeanena (2117)
• Bucklin, Kansas
25 Oct 09
I hope that none of our elderly family has to face being alone in their elder years. Working the job I had before I saw a lot of people left there with hardly anyone to come see them. But then My Father is law is 79 this year and still works the job he has had for 40 years. Mother in law is not too far behind and still works. I wish I could be more like them .
@max1950 (2313)
• United States
25 Oct 09
You mean besides bad knees ,hips, buying reading glasses from the bargain bin at wal-mart, not sleeping over 4 hours a nite, freezing when it gets 65 degrees or lower, my beard turning white and having to take viagra ?? not to much lol
@jeanena (2117)
• Bucklin, Kansas
25 Oct 09
Lol ... other than all that no. Wait wait I don't have the beard or have to take the Viagra. And I am up every 2 hours at night Back and forth to the little girls room.
• Philippines
25 Oct 09
For me, getting older has changed me a lot. Physically, i feel back pains whenever i do too many household chores, i easily tire also. When i lift heavy objects or even carry heavy bags, i feel pain on my back and shoulders. I have frequent attacks of migraine also. My posture became different from my posture when i was in my thirtees. Maybe my calcium is really depleted. My moods has changed too, i've become more irritable and less patient at times. But there are positive changes of course, getting older made me more open to the facts of life. It has given me wisdom to better understand others, and most of all i have come to know my self better. Well,all of us will grow old of course, but lets grow old gracefully. Good luck!
@jeanena (2117)
• Bucklin, Kansas
25 Oct 09
I worked for years as a nurses aide in the nursing homes and all the lifting took a toll on my back and neck. I can no longer stand in one place for more than a few minutes at a time, or do much lifting. But your right about the getting older making a person more open about things as well .
@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
25 Oct 09
Well I have always been one that feels the cold so that is nothing new for me lol But I would say I have got a lot wiser and stronger over the Years I don't like getting older lol but I always say you are as old as you feel, and to be honest I do not feel my age really, ok with my Illness I can feel a lot older but I don't let it I am 48 and I should still be working, as I always have but as you know I can't because of my Disability I worked 30 years and was full of energy and Life lol so it is true what they say Work keeps you going and younger Ok my eyes for reading and driving have got a bit worse, but I say there are more pluses then downs, at the moment anyway
@jeanena (2117)
• Bucklin, Kansas
25 Oct 09
I can no longer do the kind of job I did for over 25 years either Gabs due to ruptured discs in my back and my neck. So I feel ya lady. I would love to be able to stand in one spot for more than a couple of minutes at 1 time.Hugs Jodi
@zhuhuifen46 (3484)
• China
25 Oct 09
Maybe you need to check with the doctor if anything is going wrong with the immune system. I do have the same feeling when periodically in poor health. Although aging is unavoidable, we need to put off with biological and psycological aging with good sense of self endeavors, including balanced diet and regular exercising. Sometimes, just the positive atitude helps. Good luck and take care.
@jeanena (2117)
• Bucklin, Kansas
25 Oct 09
I do have a positive attitude .. I positively want to live somewhere warmer in the winter. lol I think some diet changes would go a long way to helping me feel better I am sure. and taking better care of my diabetes.
• Philippines
25 Oct 09
I found at that as I get older,I am becoming more and more aware of what I truly want to do in my life.I have found what I really want to do in my life when I turned 24.now that I'm 26,I found out that what would really make me happy are helping out with family and earning my own money.I would like to independent.I discovered that I can be happy even if I won't get married.it seems to be that as I grow older,I am becoming more and more secure of myself.
@jeanena (2117)
• Bucklin, Kansas
25 Oct 09
It is great that you feel secure in and of yourself. You don't need someone else to make your life complete ..
@Baluyadav (3643)
• India
25 Oct 09
Hi,i can say one word that age related to physic only but not for mind.If you trust this your age effects automatically reduces.If you have good food habits and health conscious,we can feel that we are young.Ofcourse the changes in our body is common,at the maximum we can postpone to ew years but not avoid those.All the best and have a nice time.
@jeanena (2117)
• Bucklin, Kansas
25 Oct 09
Thank you for your response! I am gonna try to postpone aging as long as I possibly can