Yikes I'm Getting Old! - page 2

We all must face it - we are aging. Oh yeah, when I was 20, 30, even 40, heck I was NOT going to get old. I was going to keep learning, stay current with evidence based practices and be on TOP! ... Read More

  1. Visit  greatpyr profile page
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    Hey who cares about the grey hair? If your up to coloring it ... go for it - if not tell them not to look!

    Your wisdom rocks - screw the age-thing - if they dont like it - tell um to take a hike.
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  3. Visit  fasnv profile page
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    I'm 31, but I feel 50.

    I have noticed that in the United States and other developed countries elders are discriminated (because some people believe that they no longer function like they used to be). And some people are very disrespectful to (their) elders. I witnessed that in my own eyes. In my country, it's quiet opposite. We still respect our elders regardless of their age even though they have less contribution in our society. In general, we value the knowledge they gave to us. I hope that this tradition will be around, as the country develops.

    In the United States, I'm friends/acquainted with women who are a little older than me, or a lot older. We have social gatherings if no time constraint. At average, we meet every other two weekends. They're not just fun to hang around with, but they are also full of knowledge that is beneficial in my personal growth. In addition, they don't give me stupid ideas.


    My mother-in-law is 72 year old is still energetic and funny. She reads books, facebooking, and do her own house chores. According to my husband, she is not very sharp anymore. In contrast, she still drive back and forth to California, Washington state, and beyond. I also don't mind to take her out to a nightclub, which I have done already.

    To sum it up, there's nothing wrong to be old. That's for all of us. If I could stay young, I wouldn't want to die. Life is great to be dead. However, some of us stressed out due to an aging process and others are glad and happy getting older while enjoying life.

    Congratulations on your achievements/accomplishments!
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  4. Visit  OnlybyHisgraceRN profile page
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    Age is just a number IMHO. I'm 24, and there are nurses 50+ years that are so much physically quicker and more in shape than I am. I hope I can have as much wisdom and youth when I get their age.
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  5. Visit  marcos9999 profile page
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    Quote from workingharder
    One thing that I've noticed as I get older is that when getting up from a chair, gravity is a force to be reckoned with.
    I now realize why weight lifting is actually so important as you age. I used to have a weak back but started to do squats and dead lifts and I have now a much stronger back then I used to have when 20. Start lifting weights yall...I'm not even going to talk about the hormone production, I'll let you find that out on your own.
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  6. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    Quote from greatpyr
    Hey who cares about the grey hair? If your up to coloring it ... go for it - if not tell them not to look!

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    I'm the one who looks - so not doing gray hair. Makes me looked washed out and 20 years older. At least in MY eyes.

    I can have the hairdresser color and highlight it and then I touch up the roots for 3 or 4 months myself. Easy peasy.
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  7. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    Quote from marcos9999
    I now realize why weight lifting is actually so important as you age. I used to have a weak back but started to do squats and dead lifts and I have now a much stronger back then I used to have when 20. Start lifting weights yall...I'm not even going to talk about the hormone production, I'll let you find that out on your own.
    You are right - I need to get back to doing that. I was taking a yoga class too. I feel much better physically and mentally if I get some exercise.

    One of my favorite things to do is walk 3-4 miles on a country road here - I cross over a river, I see deer and all kinds of animals, farmland, a creek . . .. but right now we are kind of snowed in!
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  8. Visit  CapeCodMermaid profile page
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    Age is not important unless one is a piece of cheese.
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  9. Visit  somenurse profile page
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    Quote from greatpyr
    Hey who cares about the grey hair? If your up to coloring it ... go for it - if not tell them not to look!

    Your wisdom rocks - screw the age-thing - if they dont like it - tell um to take a hike.


    i much enjoyed this thread, and loved so so so many of the comments,

    but, i wanted to agree here, with Greatpyr's idea, cuz i also think we older women being forced to imitate the hair color of youth is some kind of scam, too. Lol, for real, i had some more inspirational stuff to say, ha ha, i did,
    but, while reading along,
    i saw this post, that somewhere out there, there really WAS another person who isn't buying the "if a female gets old, she has to fake the hair colors of youth, cuz her value is how young she looks, and she should try to hide signs of being mature",
    yay!! I have earned my grey stripes, and wear it proudly. I've got some crow's feet, too, and think the softer hair color nature if providing, actually goes better with my face now.

    I am all for us older gals staying as fit, lively, up to date, healthy,
    i'm all for us continuing to grow, discover new things, explore, live life to the fullest, etc,
    i just question, despite being hypnotized by tv ads and societal attitudes,
    that we really have to participate in the whole "youth rules" thing by faking our hair color
    either for our own inner self esteem, (cuz we have sooo absorbed the notion that gray hair is "bad")
    or to be seen as more valuable by others.

    but, to each her own. just a thought.

    PS---sorry for derail, this is a great thread, with far loftier and more important ideas being discussed than my measely post here, can't wait to "post comment" and then read rest of these comments. LET'S HEAR IT for facing our second half of life with joy.
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  10. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    With all manner and type of things to purchase to keep us all looking younger, I do see more of a trend for those of us past 50 to remain as vital and energetic as we can be. I dye my hair because I simply dont think I look good with grey hair. However, like other posters have stated, it is a personal decision. And...we are fortunate to have the choice.
  11. Visit  somenurse profile page
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    Quote from traumaRUs
    With all manner and type of things to purchase to keep us all looking younger, I do see more of a trend for those of us past 50 to remain as vital and energetic as we can be. I dye my hair because I simply dont think I look good with grey hair. However, like other posters have stated, it is a personal decision. And...we are fortunate to have the choice.


    OH i so agree, i think it's even MORE important for us older people to remain vital and energetic, i really think so!
    I just question if absorbing and accepting society's idea, that gray hair is "bad", has anything to do with being vital,
    but, yes, to each her own!!


    but i really do think,
    that for many of us,
    we might have to almost force ourselves to maintain or even increase our healthy habits,
    i think we need them more now, than ever before. Energy--the more we spend, the more we get, seems like.
  12. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    Yes I agree with you. Almost all of the docs in my practice are younger than me. So, in order to be taken seriously, Ive adapted a younger personna - lol....
  13. Visit  Spidey's mom profile page
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    I don't think there is an idea that gray hair is bad - some women look lovely with gray hair.

    I simply do not. Mine is not the glorious gray . . might is mousy ugly gray. I was a blonde so we usually don't gray well. Redheads usually have the kind of gray I might be able to live with.

    Most of the docs I work with are around my age. A few are in their 30's and early 40's.

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    Helen Mirren is beautiful either way but definitely looks younger with the blonde hair on the bottom photo. ;-)
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  14. Visit  HangInThere profile page
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    After years of being told, with appreciation, that I, "think out the box", I recently received a card from my boss saying that I bring wisdom to my workplace. I think it's because I now have gray hair, because my way of thinking has not changed. Love the compliment.


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