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Update "Hospital" (Geriatric ward)!

I've been refused! I'm too healthy!不不不不不

You've got to laugh! It tickled me no end.

Was called for a pre exam, twisted, bent, bloods, etc etc. Result "you are remarkably agile for your age".

Suddenly I feel young again. PMR, Polyarthritis don't show so I'm classed as a healthy 80 year old. OK by me.綾儭嗯儭樹痰

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So, you haven't got to learn how to be old ~ thats great news Constance

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Not necessary! Hopping, skipping me in future! Bring out the whisky!

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Cheers

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Good....but perhaps not too much of this 元領儭元領儭元領儭!

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不不不 that's great. 18 to 30 holiday for you then.

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Marvellous, So Doctors can make us feel better

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Just the sort of good news I needed this morning. Well done you.

You won't be needing the purple then!

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Pale colours for me (always have been) except for a bright red jacket. I really must get into the 21st century.

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Now you can really teach us how to be an old woman, fighting back 21st century style!

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Now, now Scats. There is nothing wrong with my favourite colour purple! I have bright purple hair, and wear lots of bright purple, with purple handbag and shoes. Looks great (so I am told weirdly by many shop assistants in particular) especially with a splash of teal, turquoise and / or lime green. I am indeed a vision of purple. :) :) :)

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No I love purple! Did you not see our first discussion on this topic. A lot of us wear purple here. See constances last post.

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No I didn't see posts. No worries. My reply meant as tongue in cheek banter. Glad you love purple. :) :) :)

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Yes , you are commenting about one of my favourite poems when I was young I read it and decided that I was going to be like that when I grow old.

Hope I get that far!!!

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Me too on both counts. I made the same decision years ago, and I hope you live to be old!

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How old is "old" nowadays?

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Older than I am!

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I wish!

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Old enough to know better , young enough to think about doing it anyway but wise enough to not bother in case you put a hip out !

I don't think it's age specific anymore , my youngest daughter has the same philosophy and she's only 17 , hence her nickname , Grandma!!

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Isn't it like middle age? Ten years older than you are now?

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Wow! I've got another 10 years to live it up before I become decrepit!儭

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No - it's a rolling figure: every year it goes up on your birthday ... ;)

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When Daughter 2 was born in Germany she weighed a mere 1090g/2lbs 4 oz. They rushed her from the theatre in the obstetric department to the baby intensive care unit - who looked at her and said they weren't taking her, nothing wrong with her, just small! Which left the baby unit in a panic as they'd never had such a small baby to look after before!!

Why did the doctor want you admitted again?

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Been very unsteady on my feet. 4 UTIs since April (seeing specialist on Monday), bloods a bit erratic, breathless (typical signs of a healthy woman)!

Made my day though!

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Bet it did!!!

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滕滕滕

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I just refuse to be old... On my birthday, I will tell people that it is the 40th Anniversary of my thirtieth birthday...LOL.

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I don't even bother with counting ;)

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Actually I really can't understand that people don't seem to want to get/be old. Why? Every age has it's golden moments. I love not to have to go....., eat....., speak to that idiot, listen to rubbish on the radio, etc etc.

樹 Here's to enjoying the rest of my life.

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At least no-one makes a thing about being out of step when you aren't perceived as young!!! I do as I like - and I'm proud of the wrinkles - they came from smiles and experience.

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I think my life is basically like a wrinkly teenagers. Everything has got better in my life as each decade goes by. So my body gone to pot, but it means that instead of whizzing through one thing onto the next, I spend more time enjoying what I am doing.

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I was actually quite chuffed when I achieved 70. 喇儭

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So was I! My brother died when he was 62, my sister when she was 65.

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So was I. At 63 I was on my way out, at 73 I am still here.

Actually, mentally I feel to be about 30. Unfortunately my body disagrees!

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Me too!!!

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70 is the new 50!

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60 is the new 40....as long as it goes no younger....you can be weirder when you start getting older.

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I agree - and also youre as young as you feel. I dont feel old even with all the health problems.

I listen to my OH when he tells me I dont look my age! Thats the only time I do!

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I remember my mum saying she got shock when she looked in the mirror cos she felt 16. It is funny how inside bears no relation to outside. At 46 I felt 102....and looked 120. 簪\_鉦_鉦_/簪

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Surely not!

I agree with you and so does my friend - she says its good to feel young but tell your body that - it just ignores us and does its own thing!

I always recall my elderly aunt having her cataracts done but still wore her glasses, which she didnt need! When I asked her why she said because she didnt like what she saw!

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bless. My grandma pointed at her self and asked who it was.. you of course..I look as old as Methuselah!!!! She was born in 1899 so was in her 70s or 80s.

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Bless her! Think they all had something to say about themselves back then......

My Aunt was 21 days short of her 100th birthday when she died two years ago. She'd already received her card from the Queen so we kept it. She was in her 90s when she commented re her appearance - she had a great sense of humour and chuckled after she'd said it!

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Then I must still be a child at 57! Roll on those teenage years

There is joy in looking at everything through the eyes of a child 不

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Youre 21 with 36 years experience!

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Id take that Constance - must have given you a real chuckle. Just shows theres lots more worse off than us. Dont get too clever though! 儭儭儭

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Since then I have realised how lucky I am. I felt really 'yucky' when I went to the doctor, 3rd UTI in four months (e-coli), PMR playing up, arthritis bad, etc etc.

When I was refused as being "too healthy" I had to laugh and thought "what must those poor people in the geriatric ward be going through"?

I am at home, can do what I want to do, when I want to, go out for an expensive meal, annoy my husband. Life's great!

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That's a much needed boost for you Constance - live for each day now - and cheers to your doctor for sending you 'to learn how to be old'.

Great news. xxx

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thanks for making me smile. x

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