What is it about turning 50 that makes you obsessed with your bowels? - page 4

I here them on the phone telling their best friends about a new fiber product that really "promotes regularity," to save you the southern colloquialisms about going number II. The daily "occurence" is almost celebrated! If it... Read More

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    Quote from FlyingScot
    Boston,
    Have you hit your mid-forties yet? If not...just you wait. Oh, and buy stock in Colace. I'm not kidding!:uhoh21:
    Would rather die than admit this in public (my actual brithdate has been deleted from my BC by authority of the governor, *LOL*) but am in my 40's and have totally no problems. Only have had the need for Colace once and that was ordered by one's MD as part of post-op meds. Did pick up the stuff but IIRC never really took much of it.

    Am quite blessed that way one supposes; then again breakfast is a large bowl of porridge (whole oats, not the instant stuff), with a good handful of raisins and walnuts then topped off with three heaping tablespoons of ground flaxseeds. Oh and dinner most always includes a large helping of veggies. Am especially found of collard greens, broccoli,spinich, and carrots.

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    Ahhh yes, I recall the good 'ol days, when I was a "regular" young nurse working ortho and gen surgery floor. Everyday I asked myself- "Self, WTH is wrong with these people that had a BM last night and now are asking for MOM, or an enema? Who has nothing better to do than monitor their BM's?"

    Well....now, 25 years later, I am a 51 year old whose very own colon has more and more frequently become rebellious. And, it makes me miserable at times. So miserable that I will sometimes change plans.

    I personally don't care if I go 10 times a day, or once every 10 days, and I really don't even keep track, mentally- as long as my gut is not so bloated I feel bigger than I was during all my pregnancies, or the pressure is making feel like I need to urinate q 10 minutes, or I can't take a deep breath.

    I don't care about anything else aside from feeling like the weight of a bowling ball has been lifted from my pelvic girdle support structures.

    And now, I've become "one of them"...I eat fiber cookies, fiber rich fruits and veggies, pro biotic enriched yogurt, and flax seed, chia seeds, etc.
    I'll try anything once.
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Me, too!! Fifty-five is just around the corner for me, and I sure wish I had a fat mature 401K, a paid off home, and four children through college (not one of them went except for my 21-year-old, and he's nowhere near finished). LOL!

    Boston, don't worry about offending anyone---we "mature" folk can take a joke And this thread is hilarious!!
    I got ya all beat........I will be 52 this year and teaching my soon to be 16 year old to drive. My big fat 401K crashed with the market in 2008, my mortgage is far from being paid off, and I didn't win the lottery .

    DOn't worry Boston....we love ya!
    VykingRN, VivaLasViejas, hoopschick, and 1 other like this.
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    I'll be 50 next year. What I have a problem with is the opposite - or IBS. I don't think it's even related to age as much as it is to stress. But my gut truly is not nearly able to handle what it once could ...meals have to be small, lo-fat and lots of fiber or I'm in trouble.

    Trying to give up coffee also as it's killing me, but I just keep going back to it..

    Wish we had a mortgage paid off. We'll have it paid off, uh, maybe in our 70's! And I still have a 10 year old running around ...what's wrong with me?? lol. (I do at least have ONE through college, though -- 2 more to go).
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    Lol, you saying that about the coffee really hits home, if I work day shift-morning coffee sends me running! (no pun intended)! I try to eat a light breakfast, and with all the walking we do, and running, and lifting, it is inevitable that around 9:30 sweat will be popping out on my forehead if I did get weak and stop to grab a biscuit, coffee, and paper.

    I always get tickled when I find my newspaper on the lavatory in the Staff Bathroom." The Library.

    Being "on-the-road" right now on an assignment, we have one of those typical Extended Stay Rooms with the kitchenette, and (1) bathroom. My wife and I are definelty always in need of the bathroom as soon as we eat, Lol. (You know people like this). One of us always calls "Shotgun" on the way home from supper. (shotgun=I get the BR first when we get home.)
    If I get lucky enough to call it first, I always hear the same words, inevitably!, . . .

    Are you reading or going in there!?!? (said in desperation). . .I always holler to her when she takes too long, (especially if friends are over), . . .Everything coming out okay babe? . . .

    By the way, thanks for the Grace everyone, . . .I appreciate leniency! . . .and promise to much better with next post, (when I work up the nerve again)
    :bowingpur

    Boston
    Last edit by BostonTerrierLoverRN on Mar 31, '12 : Reason: Formatting


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