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23 October 2008 @ 10:53 am
Ramblings on Ancietude  
Having had a few days now to get used to being 45... this one seems a little harder than the last birthday. Is it being closer to 50 than to 40? What?

Physically, there aren't too many changes from last year. A little extra weight (on top of the extra weight, grrr). The shoulder-rot problem came (February) and left (September?). \o? I've still got the stress-related acne going on, and the less-than-working nose (I'm really considering that surgery, before my copay rates go up). I've got a back-of-the-neck rash/itchiness thing going on that flares and wanes, and I'm ready to talk to my doctor about all this stuff as soon as I get the mammogram I've received five letters about.

I'm 45 now...

Whippersnapper!
5(16.1%)
So?
21(67.7%)
Oooold.
2(6.5%)
You're typing this from the grave?
3(9.7%)

It's funny, my mother said that she didn't really notice being older until she turned 70. I wonder if it would be the same if I were less of an avid exerciser. I've still got major stamina, though I've lost a little speed and the recovery turnaround matters more. A woman at work who's been through this mentioned that this tends to hit women around age 40 and men around 50. That explains why I no longer bike with the guy at work who is my age, but is still in the 'performance category.' That "C'mon, pick it up!" attitude gets annoying after awhile. ;) But if I were just walking and doing yardwork, I doubt I'd notice much. Advil is my friend. :)

I don't know. It feels older somehow. My youth, where did it go?

ETA randomness: Eating a pomegranate at your desk and trying not to 'set something off' is like defusing a bomb. Possibly messier. :0

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jeyhawk: jensen: redjeyhawk on October 23rd, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
Belated happy birthday! :0) I'm really horrible with remembering stuff like this. *g*

*hugs*

I think that you are no older than you make yourself, which lands me firmly at 14 year old and emo. I think it's something about the way I dress. :0P

(On the other hand if you go by, you are no older than you feel, I'd be about 105. *g*)
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on October 23rd, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the birthday wishes! I know yours is coming up at the end of the month (same day as Wendy), though you two (and Bryn) are all on the Scorpio side of things.

which lands me firmly at 14 year old and emo.
Eeee. And hee!

(On the other hand if you go by, you are no older than you feel, I'd be about 105. *g*)
It's work! I swear, work makes people old. :0