Thursday Thoughts...On Being “Of a Certain Age.”

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Thursday Thoughts...On Being “Of a Certain Age.”

 

The other day I had my annual wellness exam.  Now for those of you lady with walkerwho are not yet 65, on Medicare,  and have had the pleasure of one of these, let me share with you a bit of how you feel when you leave.

 

Your feeling runs between Gee...I’m in darn good health for someone my age”

and

Good grief, do they think anyone over a certain age is a walking (barely) old person, on their way towards alcoholism and incompetency?”

 

Yes, I understand that many of the questions are necessary due to a portion of the population that need special assistance after a certain age, and yes, I understand that alcohol or rather the excessive use of it is serious...at any age.

 

The “Do you need assistance dressing?” questions that make me walk away thinking...Is this what I have to look forward to?

 

That’s not all...I thought I’d broken the EKG machine!

 

The lovely nurses had to place and reposition the leads several times.  The machine kept telling them that there was one lead that wasn’t reading.

 

All sorts of thoughts raced through my head as they tried to figure out what was wrong. My ticker wasn't ticking?


I'd been accused by some of not having a heart...could that be why I broke the EKG machine?

 

medical examFinally, I offered this answer that perhaps I’d been in the room one too many times while Larry was watching The Walking Dead. (Hear that Liz and Bill Spear ?!)

 

Alas, the lead was fixed and the little blips began to appear. All is well.

 

One more thing...Why do news reports always have to say "elderly woman/man" when someone is injured or involved in an incident?

If something ever happens to me and the press needs to report it, please do not say…

“Elderly woman (67) was mugged.”

 

Just let them know that a woman was mugged, and she got up and beat the s__t out of the mugger.

 

 

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Donald Urschalitz
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OLD no way here is what I think of people who brand us young folks.

Apr 20, 2017 08:25 AM #15
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Apr 20, 2017 08:58 AM #16
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I found out that before I went to the Dr., I had nothing wrong with me!

Apr 20, 2017 09:35 AM #17
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I think we all have biases including doctors and health care workers which we bring with us into interactions with others.

Apr 20, 2017 09:46 AM #18
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My Mom was offered a Medicare wellness exam.  Will be interesting if that is what we have in store.  She's "fiesty" as they say.

Apr 20, 2017 11:17 AM #19
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I like that closing!  I have no doubt about your response to a mugging attempt!

Apr 20, 2017 11:46 AM #20
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James Dray trust me, I would!

Wayne Martin ok, I didn't get an umbrella!  Not fair. 

Barbara Todaro look, I wouldn't mess with you either! LOL   Just kidding, I'd be there to back you up. 

Apr 20, 2017 12:29 PM #21
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Dorie Dillard wouldn't we be a hoot!

Sharon Lee and I would remind them that I'm from Texas. 

Sally K. & David L. Hanson that said, I do my best to avoid areas that might be dangerous. 

Apr 20, 2017 12:39 PM #22
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Michael Jacobs I cringe whenever I read about an elderly woman who is even younger than I am. 

Myrl Jeffcoat That too!!!! 

Sheila Anderson I agree, and I truly don't like that. 

Apr 20, 2017 12:41 PM #23
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Roy Kelley It doesn't take long and it's good to know what my numbers are. 

Scott Godzyk I don't like going to doctors, either but there are things we have to do, right!

Sharon Tara I wish you could photo shop me in real life!

Apr 20, 2017 12:54 PM #24
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If I could I would be a very wealthy woman! We all want that!

Apr 20, 2017 01:21 PM #25
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Hi Kathy - I know that feeling. I get so tired of being treated like I'm frail, deaf and stupid just because I'm an oldster. At least the few healthcare professionals I regularly deal with don't do that - they know me better.

Apr 20, 2017 02:31 PM #26
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Hi Brian England so far, so good!!!

Ron and Alexandra Seigel a pet peeve of mine!  A person who is mugged is a person...old, young, pink, purple.

Donald Urschalitz another priceless picture. We're like fine wine. 

Apr 20, 2017 05:58 PM #27
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Joe Pryor Hope you both have enjoyed Atlantic Avenue this week. I don't mind the kick ass...better than a donkey's a__!  Please tell her thank you!

William Feela I like getting the blood work and ekg but outside of that, I feel great. 

 

 

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Nick & Trudy Vandekar mine may be a carryover from my pediatrician. He was a top doc in Houston but scared me to death. For years I couldn't drive down the street is office was on without getting nervous. 

Chris Ann Cleland tell her to count to 10 when they start asking her questions. 

 

 

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Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC I may go down but I'll take someone down with me.  Met a Viet Nam vet with an amazing story you'd love to hear. 

Sharon Tara wasn't today's call fun!!!

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Dick Greenberg Please come and talk to mine!! LOL

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Kathy

Just remember that middle age is now 75.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

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My parents are very young 71 year olds. I wouldn't consider them elderly until they hit their 80's. I'm seeing age differently in my late 40's. I saw an old Johnny Carson the other night with Don Rickles and I though "they were funny and look great for 60-something". Turned out they were both around 47-48 years old, my age! People looked older in the 1970's to me than they do now, I think we take better care of our health in general or at least have the opportunity to.

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Kathy I am at "that certain age" so I know what you mean.  You left out one other thing the questions also focus on, and my answer to those is

YES! YES! YES! ...... lol

Apr 21, 2017 01:48 PM #34
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