Ouch, not being disrespectful but I have noticed that a lot of people here are quite mature in years, in fact if you were wines you would probably be worth a lot of money. Just wondering at what stage people get old. ? I looked in the mirror this morning and my dad looked back at me, I could have planned a hill walking holiday using the lines on my chops. Im only 57.is it a copd thing or am I turning from a handsome prince back to a frog..
Must be getting old I think - British Lung Foun...
Living life to excess often ages us before our time. Excessive drinking, smoking, partying, sun exposure etc etc.
Looking on the bright side at least your reflection offered only a hill walking holiday and not a ragged mount range
You might be beyond complete recovery but I recommend a good diet, drinking plenty of water, giving up the smoke sticks (if you still do that), take up some form of regular beneficial exercise and avoid heavily polluted environments if you can. That way you may find the hills becoming gentle rolling slopes
All the best BC
None taken Lots of us have had respiratory probs since babyhood/childhood so I guess the fact we are now 'quite mature in years' is a good thing! Luckily we're not mature in our heads. By the way A and E work on a points system for admission (can't remember the name of it now) but being 65 gets you one point.
Love one point c x
Hi there Hicki - c'mon now! You are still a youngster and I bet you are a stunner!!!!! Keep telling yourself you are fit and strong and getting better every day - it may not be what you think you see in the mirror but you will do a little better with that voice in your head than keeping the negative voice in your mind. I try it and it is difficult (especially after frequent poor nights) but it is better than not trying it at all. I am not 'mature in years' yet, but like a good wine,I am WORTH A LOT!!!!! And so are you Hicki.
Plenty of us here a fair bit younger than you though fortunately this isn't an ageist site.
As Cofdrop mentions, lots of people have had lung disease since childhood, of various ages on here too.
If I live to be wondering what new tablet to buy next when in my eighties I shall be well pleased.
And as Rick says, age is just a number. It's just fags, booze & an unhealthy lifestyle that age you
I don't have COPD Hicki, but I've been old for years, in spite of only being in my 60s.
Well Hicki there's no such word as old in my dictionary, the lines on our faces are the sign of maturity, elderly to me is when your past 90 and I know people over 90 who are fitter than me. Health and age are not necessarily intertwined. You are young with a lot of years ahead to enjoy life best you can, so go for it if you are able, it's how you feel not how you look.
i am surrounded by friends who are 75, 93, etc.! I said to one today, one is getting old when one gets more friendly with older people. I have done this all my life,as older women found me gentle and attractive It's all a perspective.
I am about to be 65 and get my pension! But I shall use this to maintain my attractive body at the gym!
I am not old I am an OLDER person according to my council when they sent me a letter about things and places I could call or go as an OLDER person.
I am 58 but think I still have a mind of an 18 year old ( my wife thinks it's 10 sometimes )
I was very active played Rugby,Hockey, Running ( ran County cross country) Taught Karate 3rd Dan and ran a very physically active business.
Then my heart, lungs and joints went belly up and am now puffing once I get up my stairs! But my age is a number and as long as my brain does not want to grow up that's fie by me ( Even when I am a 10 year old)
Aahhhhhhh, we are all the beautiful people. xxx
Well Hicki I will be 66 in 3 weeks time, I don't look it, ( or so everybody says ) but I deffo feel it now as I get more chest infections with my PF and the pain of my flare ups with the RA. however inside I still feel about 26 and still dress like a 50 year old. You are only as old as you feel. There are only handsome Princes and princesses on here anyway, no frogs or toads lol. Cheryl