Thread: The Damn I'm Old Thread - Putting Up With Being a Geezer

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    My condolences to you and your family,Vic.
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    I visited my mother today. Like I said earlier, she barely ever asks about my brother. She has dementia so I thought maybe she forgot she had another son. Well, after some silence she asked me about my brother. I tried to bluff my way through (which I'm terrible at). I told her he was ill in the hospital, and wasn't doing well. I figured I'd prepare her for the worst. Finally she asks me "are you sure he hasn't died?" And I spilled the beans while sobbing.

    She took it as well as possible. Maybe it hasn't really sunk in yet, but at least she didn't hear about it on Mother's Day. The good thing too was that my daughter and her mother showed up too and that was very touching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    I visited my mother today. Like I said earlier, she barely ever asks about my brother. She has dementia so I thought maybe she forgot she had another son. Well, after some silence she asked me about my brother. I tried to bluff my way through (which I'm terrible at). I told her he was ill in the hospital, and wasn't doing well. I figured I'd prepare her for the worst. Finally she asks me "are you sure he hasn't died?" And I spilled the beans while sobbing.

    She took it as well as possible. Maybe it hasn't really sunk in yet, but at least she didn't hear about it on Mother's Day. The good thing too was that my daughter and her mother showed up too and that was very touching.
    Tough. I am sorry you had to go through that.
    I had the same task when my bro died.

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    I'm very sorry, Vic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamishogun View Post
    And a bit of more info, this time with taking NR and the lowering of "biological age."

    Sinclair may have used a free site to estimate his biological age based on entering 30 to 40 parameters from blood tests:Aging A.I 2.0 That claims an error of +/- 5 years so more conservatively, Sinclair's estimated biological age may have gone from 53 to 37.

    At one site, a 62 year old who has been taking NR (no dose given but most take 250 mg a day with some at 500 mg a day) wrote that the test showed he biological age is 28. It really means the blood work of a typical 28 year old, not that he has the shape of a typical healthy 28 year old.

    A 59 year old taking NR for a year couldn't quickly find his pre NR lab results but said his post NR result was 39 years.

    A 47 year old said his pre -NR test estimated him to be at 41 and will try an "after NR" test in a few weeks.

    Much more will be known in June/July when the 140 person trial results are released. This is just a teaser.
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    I used to wonder why my Dad used to like to take naps. Now as I dodder through the days I find that I need to "rest my eyes" on a daily basis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    I used to wonder why my Dad used to like to take naps. Now as I dodder through the days I find that I need to "rest my eyes" on a daily basis.
    Lol - me too - unfortunately sometimes it happens when I'm in a meeting.

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    Since I retired in 2009, I've had the luxury of daytime naps when I need them. Having always been a night person (years of playing music etc.), the daytime nap allows me to be awake at times I'm most comfortable being awake.

    For the 28 years I toiled for the State of Wisconsin, I was often a zombie at work, but on those occasions was able to conjure up the combo of smoke & mirrors & dazzling footwork to compensate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progeezer View Post
    Since I retired in 2009, I've had the luxury of daytime naps when I need them. Having always been a night person (years of playing music etc.), the daytime nap allows me to be awake at times I'm most comfortable being awake.

    For the 28 years I toiled for the State of Wisconsin, I was often a zombie at work, but on those occasions was able to conjure up the combo of smoke & mirrors & dazzling footwork to compensate.
    I work in the dreaded private sector, and sometimes I wonder, man, I'm doing this, am I faking it?; I'm not sure I know what I'm talking about, but I'm sure talking a good game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    I work in the dreaded private sector, and sometimes I wonder, man, I'm doing this, am I faking it?; I'm not sure I know what I'm talking about, but I'm sure talking a good game.
    With retirement in the sort-of near future, I've had my "foot-off-the-accelerator" for sereval YEARS now.....hoping to coast to a quiet exit from work before they reaslize that I am essentially useless......( it helps to be a sort of "go-to-guy" for certain things where I can display my own "smoke and mirrors" to get by)
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    Belated condoleances to Vic

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    I stopped wearing contacts a couple years ago. Left eye was always a pain in the ass. I'll stick to glasses.
    I'll have to revert to glasses someday, but right now I choose to wear nothing...

    I've far-sighted since 10 (and lived with eyelenses), iI'm astigmat, IK'm becoming near-sighted with age, I have a keratocome (not enough cornea anymre...
    Spent fortunes to have a good eye sight and all solutions worked well for the first two weeks, then it started fucking up, as if my brains don't want to see well.
    I manage relatively fine... I see everything relatively far away but blurred , just pulling on my left eyelid gives me something like 8.5/10 view, so I'm not in an emergency, but let's fave it, soon or later, I will need surgery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by progeezer View Post
    Since I retired in 2009, I've had the luxury of daytime naps when I need them. Having always been a night person (years of playing music etc.), the daytime nap allows me to be awake at times I'm most comfortable being awake.
    I usually nap on sundays, or sometimes when on holidays
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Talking of 'geezers'...

    I will hit a certain "milestone" tomorrow. (And contrary to popular belief, I will not be turning 21 <sigh>)

    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    Talking of 'geezers'...

    I will hit a certain "milestone" tomorrow. (And contrary to popular belief, I will not be turning 21 <sigh>)

    Any thoughts yet on your whisky selection?
    I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down.'- Bob Newhart

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    Welcome to puberty my friend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    Talking of 'geezers'...

    I will hit a certain "milestone" tomorrow. (And contrary to popular belief, I will not be turning 21 <sigh>)

    Happy 22nd birthday!

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    Happy birthday
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    Talking of 'geezers'...

    I will hit a certain "milestone" tomorrow. (And contrary to popular belief, I will not be turning 21 <sigh>)

    How about base25[emoji6]
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    Talking of 'geezers'...

    I will hit a certain "milestone" tomorrow. (And contrary to popular belief, I will not be turning 21 <sigh>)

    YES! Happy Birthday!

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    The results from two NR human studies conducted separately by NR supplier ChromaDex and retailer Elysium (currently duking it out in court) are expected to be out within a few weeks but until then some more potentially good news.

    It looks like NR reduces the risk of getting breast cancer and "strongly reduces the incidence of metastasis."

    http://www.scripps.edu/felding/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Any thoughts yet on your whisky selection?
    Many thoughts! But they're too expensive, so I'll just go with what's in the cabinet...

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    Welcome to puberty my friend!


    LOL

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    Happy 22nd birthday!


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    Happy birthday
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    YES! Happy Birthday!
    Thanks!





    I don't feel any older. I guess 60 is the new 59..?
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    60 is a youngster nowadays! Happy Birthday my friend!
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    I won't be 60 until next February but I tell people I'm 60 anyway. ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vic2012 View Post
    I won't be 60 until next February but I tell people I'm 60 anyway. ......
    Well strictly speaking you are in your 60th year - as I am in my 58th year.

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    I won't be 60 until next February but I tell people I'm 60 anyway. ......
    I've done this for maybe the last 15 years. From around my half birthday in February, I say I'm the age that is coming up - I think to practice saying that a while. Not that that makes sense since all it does is push it forward half a year.

    My older brother told me the same thing a few years ago and said it briefly confused him when signing an insurance form - "I didn't remember if I was about to be 48 or am 48 and had to think about it."

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    I do the same - a way of getting used to it I guess.

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