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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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The Grammarian about whom your mother warned you.acostilow on October 24th, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
Happy birfday!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Birthdayhalfshellvenus on October 24th, 2008 01:26 am (UTC)
Thank you! *waves*

*focuses on the being here, not the being older* *repeats seven times*

:D