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I think there are quite a few of us that do not feel our age.  I have never liked the word retirement either.  It sounds like waiting for death to me.  I still work part time and volunteer.  I feel more seniors would benefit from seeing their doctor's and getting on an antidepressant.  My husband did and is a changed man well into his 70's.  Brain chemistry ages just like the rest of our bodies and a positive outlook on life is essential.

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My wife often reminds me that the 'number' is only that--a number. I'm fortunate to still feel like I have pretty good health as well as physical well being and few if any complaints. Once in awhile I feel a little 'achy' but overall, I view the age 'number' is ONLY a number (I'm almost 70), and I literally do not feel that 'old'.. Lots of mental activity (woodworking is a constant 'new' hobby, and I find it often mentally challenging--more math in my head than one would even expect!  I build furniture for my children, and even once in awhile something for us. I have putchased a scroll saw which is an interesting outlet for trying to be precise as well as creative...a good combo! 

SO-how do I view 'old age and aging'?  I am enjoying the freedom of 'retirement' a word I don't like as it makes it sound like I'm sitting on the porch in a rocker and that is far from the truth! I recently joined the local chapter of Rotary and find the members to be lively/friendly and active and it's fun to meet and make new friends and get out of the house once a week!

Aging is clearly a state of mind and as long as I have good health, I continue to not feel my chronological age!!  I'm most grateful!

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You have such a good attitude.  Most seniors could learn from you.

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Just live the day and stop thinking of how quickly you will get worse. Just do what you need to do to take care of yourself and Live. If I thought about how quickly I could be dead by anyone of many conditions I would be dead. Live, laugh, love, enjoy now, be simple.
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I have gotten a large number of posts in response to my two and I love them!

There are so many wonderful and beautiful people out there who do great things. Full of energy and zesr, humour, ideas. I Love it!

You go! Thanks everyone!
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I have been seeing doctors for all of my life as far as I recall. I was born with birth defects, got Lukemeina when young and for many reasons since.

 

I truly believe that I have to take of myself Daly. When I was told I had dibetics I reworked a good diet into a better one and now much sugar is 5.3. Early action is required. Never fear the truth, it enpowers you.

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You go girl! Sounds like you have a handle on how to go forward with dignity and love!
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I am 64 about to be 65 next month. I cried all day on myy 18th b-day because I did not want to be 18. That was the last time I thought about age. I have had a series of health issues that made be take notice. I am borderline diabetic which when I heard that from my doctor sent me in the state of Hell No!! So I jumped into action changing my diet and exercising. So since then more health issues have come and I said to myself, self what do you want to do? So, I decided to keep moving forward because nothing is over until it's over. I am taking swimming lesson, I have 3 dance classes, I have joined a networking group and there is more to come. Lesson learned ...you can focus on the bad or energize the good. Age is nothing but a number, your mindset determines how you proceed, pity parties will keep you in one place........keep moving forward....Woman Very Happy

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Health problems can be bad.  I had a hip surgery on just one side and have had pain daily since then.  I also have Raynauds in my hands and feet, so poor circulation is something I am familiar with.  You need to get help.  Go to your doctor, senior citizens center and anywhere else that might listen to what is going on.  We have to push every day to be our own health care advocate.  I exercise and yes it really hurts when I do.  I know, however, if I don't use it I may get to a point that I can't use it.  Never give up and best of luck to you.

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I waited until I was 56 and used to beat myself up for it.  At least you quit.  The more time passes, the better your chances of not getting any type of illness from it.  It has been almost 10 years for me, but I hear that 15 is the majic number.

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