Yikes I'm Getting Old! - page 2

by traumaRUs Admin

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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! However, there was something... Read More


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    Ah, the 50's. Bent but not broken.

    Enjoying reading everyone's perspective.

    I'm the mother of an 11 year old at 55 years of age and that definitely keeps me on my toes. Also, my oldest is 29, just married and is waiting a year to talk about having a baby. Tick tock son . . tick tock.

    Contemplating another degree and another student loan when the BSN one isn't paid off yet.

    Am I crazy?

    (Yes, of course)
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    Quote from Spidey's mom
    Ah, the 50's. Bent but not broken.

    Enjoying reading everyone's perspective.

    I'm the mother of an 11 year old at 55 years of age and that definitely keeps me on my toes. Also, my oldest is 29, just married and is waiting a year to talk about having a baby. Tick tock son . . tick tock.

    Contemplating another degree and another student loan when the BSN one isn't paid off yet.

    Am I crazy?

    (Yes, of course)
    No, you are not crazy at all... You are living your life! Awesome!
    My dad is thinking of taking math classes to keep his mind sharp, he is 75. He is always asking to do his math problems over the phone... HA!
    gypsynurse, traumaRUs, gonzo1, and 1 other like this.
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    I'm Dorian Gray. Go to kareoke with your friends or with your husband.
    sharpeimom and traumaRUs like this.
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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.
    gypsynurse, sharpeimom, and traumaRUs like this.
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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!
    gypsynurse, sharpeimom, traumaRUs, and 1 other like this.
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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.
    gypsynurse and traumaRUs like this.
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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.
    nurse4sale, HangInThere, and traumaRUs like this.
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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.
    multi10, VivaLasViejas, and traumaRUs like this.
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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!
    VivaLasViejas and traumaRUs like this.
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    Age is not important unless one is a piece of cheese.
    gypsynurse, SnfRn, and NurseKatie08 like this.


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