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Anyone Afraid They are Old????

By September 18, 2010 - 10:05pm

I've crested 50 now and I sometimes awake at night, afraid of not "getting everything done" before I get old, of my life not mattering to many. We can't change the number of revolutions around the sun we've gone, but we can make them more meaningful--be more present with those we love, be of service to others. I often TRY these, but of course, fail quite often. Don't be afraid, be emboldened to do better!

By October 24, 2011 - 9:08am

Hi, I'm 49 years old, I had a complete hysterectomy at 32 due to CA. I went through a lot of depression and a really bad menopause. I was not able to be on any Premarin to help with the menopause, due to a cyst in my breast. 3 years ago I was diagnosed with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and I don't know if is due to the medication for MS, but people tell me I look like 35 years old. I have also started excersising and eating more healthy, so that could have a lot to do with it.
I have to admit that I feel like 70 years old, but everyday for me is a blessing.

October 24, 2011 - 9:08am
By October 1, 2011 - 5:31am

I'm not afraid I'm old, I know I am getting there. But I am only 48, I feel like I look a lot older, I cannot stand looking at photos of myself I look terrible. I had to have a full hysterectomy at age 32 for medical reasons. Afterwhich my sex drive all but disappeared. Now when my husband and I do make love the sperm has nowhere to go so it becomes a lil messy.
I have over the last 6 months been feeling changes in my moods which I am not liking very much. It's making me feel very inconfident, that along with putting on a lil flab around the tummy and legs. I was never a super model but my figure was always trim. My hubby still seems to love me tho so that's a plus. And my boobs are a lil bigger something I am not used to lol.
I have been thinking of the FHS ? test, wonder if the docs in Aust. do this?
I would just like to know if my body is starting to go through menopause or not.

October 1, 2011 - 5:31am
By September 24, 2011 - 7:11pm

Let me rephrase my previous line. I am on no medications related to menopause. I am on other medications though for other health issues-and I can relate to having bad days.When I had the partial hysterectomy-before this I was bleeding very heavy and had passed out at work-I just felt sooo much better following the partial hysterectomy. Before the car accident I was in last year I felt great and stayed very active (worked with youth in the area taking them swimming, volunteering at the dog pound,..).Maybe before anyone has anything done look at possibly the big difference between a partial and total hysterectomy.

September 24, 2011 - 7:11pm
By September 18, 2011 - 2:24pm

At 44 I had a partial hysterectomy-I currently have not been on any medications-at times I feel old but I try not to view my age connected to how I feel.

September 18, 2011 - 2:24pm
By June 29, 2011 - 1:42am

When I turned 40, that's when my health problems started and it's gone downhill since then. I am now 55 and it just gets worse the older I get. I actually started going through menopause at age 38. My periods started messing up... some months I would have 2 a month and then I might go 3 months and not have one at all. At age 42, I had a D &C and at 44, I had a complete hysterectomy. Have been on HRT since. I feel like a 70 yr.old woman.

June 29, 2011 - 1:42am

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