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Anyone Over 50 Here?

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Re: Anyone Over 50 Here?

Post by Lush4life » 09 Jan 2019 08:18

yep I agree with spats we very lucky go get these tests in UK for free have had all that's been mentioned, for me re smear test worst thing is the embarrassment tbh.
I am 60 now I don't remember last time I got called in for one ? Am certain it was during my drinking days so that 4 years plus .
Mammograms yes are painful ; we now know how grandma felt when she caught her # its in a mangle don't we girls? :lol: ;)
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Post by Rachel » 09 Jan 2019 12:11

I actually had a failed smear test - as in the nurse tried to do it but couldn't. Took me a year to summon up the courage to try again.. It did occur to me at the time at the I would probably be ok having one after a few glasses of wine. A valium might have done the trick too, possibly.
When I was in my early 30s, I had a doctor tell me, as she was bout to do the test, that she had never had once herself as she didn't need to. It was at this point that I noticed all the evangelical Christian posters around the room :? She made me bleed, but I thought at the time that this was inexperience rather than anything else. For this reason (and another experience) I would never let a doctor do it. They are not sufficiently practiced at it. Mind you they probably don't these days, given they won't even deign to take your blood pressure.

I had a lot of judgmental behaviour about contraception too from GPs in the late '90s and early 2000s (and it's not like I was particularly young.) I hope that's changed.

The thing about the mammogram that got me (apart from the pain and someone womanhandling my breasts as if they were lumps of meat)was the the person doing it was so utterly humorless. I need a bit of humour to cope with somewhat embarrassing situations. Initiated by me, of course, but responded to :D had it done in a hut in Sainsbury's car park ;) (Yes it was official!)

SB I was told that liver function tests were routinely given as part of the thyroid check up when I had it done a couple of months ago, but I suppose these things change and/or one cannot entirely trust what GPs say. It possibly depends on the practice('s budget.).

Sorry I am a pedant - I am a keen genealogist- but 48 was the average lifespan at the turn of the last century, but this took into account infant mortality. Most people, if they survived childhood, lived for quite a bit longer than that - even my ancestors who lived in poverty in unhealthy industrial cities.
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Re: Anyone Over 50 Here?

Post by Rachel » 09 Jan 2019 18:45

Sorry that really was pedantic... :oops:
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Post by SoberBoots » 09 Jan 2019 18:56

Rachel wrote:
09 Jan 2019 18:45
Sorry that really was pedantic... :oops:
No, you're quite right of course. I actually love a good statistic - which mine wasn't!
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Post by Rachel » 10 Jan 2019 08:22

One of my colleagues had put it in a book I was proofing but it was reflected in the illustration so it couldn't be changed :shock:
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Post by squirrel » 09 Feb 2019 20:54

Saw this today and it made me laugh

On hearing that her grandfather had just passed away, Katie went straight to her grandparent's house to visit her grandmother and comfort her. When she asked how her grandfather had died, her grandmother replied, "He had a heart attack while we were making love on Sunday morning." Horrified, Katie told her grandmother that people so old having sex would surely be asking for trouble. "Oh no, my dear, " replied granny. "Many years ago, realising our advanced age, we figured out the best time to do it was when the church bells would start to ring. It was just the right rhythm. Nice and slow and even. Nothing too strenuous, simply in on the Ding and out on the Dong." She paused, wiped away a tear and then continued, "and if that damned ice cream truck hadn't come along, he'd still be alive today

Don't let this put you off! Sex isn't only for the under 50's !

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Re: Anyone Over 50 Here?

Post by squirrel » 09 Feb 2019 21:02

or 60's or 70's !!


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Post by Topcat » 10 Feb 2019 07:25

:lol: (::)
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Post by Topcat » 13 Feb 2019 11:03

Major senior moment this morning. Went to local co-op specifically to get lotto ticket (because I forgot to get it when I bought my paper 1st thing). Got a couple of items and forgot lotto ticket. Went into Tesco and did the same. I now need to go out again to get what I actually went out to get in the first place. Getting old is extremely tiring
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Re: Anyone Over 50 Here?

Post by Lush4life » 13 Feb 2019 11:30

Topcat wrote:
13 Feb 2019 11:03
Major senior moment this morning. Went to local co-op specifically to get lotto ticket (because I forgot to get it when I bought my paper 1st thing). Got a couple of items and forgot lotto ticket. Went into Tesco and did the same. I now need to go out again to get what I actually went out to get in the first place. Getting old is extremely tiring
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Post by Topcat » 13 Feb 2019 12:24

Lush4life wrote:
13 Feb 2019 11:30
Just saying

Well don't :lol:
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Re: Anyone Over 50 Here?

Post by Lush4life » 13 Feb 2019 12:27

Topcat wrote:
13 Feb 2019 12:24
Lush4life wrote:
13 Feb 2019 11:30
Just saying

Well don't :lol:
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There again, you'll probably forget 🤣😂
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Post by Topcat » 13 Feb 2019 12:28

(::) :lol:
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Re: Anyone Over 50 Here?

Post by Cowboy » 13 Feb 2019 14:45

Yesterday, once again, I walked into a room and forgot why I went there.

Luckily, this time around it was the bathroom.

Senior moment yet ?
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Re: Anyone Over 50 Here?

Post by Jjjj of Old » 13 Feb 2019 14:54

:lol: :lol: (::) TC and Kim!
Cowboy wrote:
13 Feb 2019 14:45
Yesterday, once again, I walked into a room and forgot why I went there.

Luckily, this time around it was the bathroom.


Love that, Cowboy ;)? :lol: :lol:

Our bathroom light switch is outside the door on the hall wall. Recently, I've developed a habit of turning it on before I open the door. Then when I open the door I immediately wonder who left the light on (w) :oops: I've done this countless times, this winter.
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Post by Topcat » 13 Feb 2019 15:43

(::) :lol:
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Re: Anyone Over 50 Here?

Post by Lush4life » 13 Feb 2019 16:32

Topcat wrote:
13 Feb 2019 15:43
(::) :lol:
if you're happy and you know clap your hands.....
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Sorry nuffink on telly ATM 😎
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Post by Topcat » 13 Feb 2019 16:33

Lush4life wrote:
13 Feb 2019 16:32
Sorry nuffink on telly ATM
Aw Lushie :lol: (::) :lol:
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Post by DoneandDone » 14 Feb 2019 06:15

Jjjj of Old wrote:
13 Feb 2019 14:54
:lol: :lol: (::) TC and Kim!
Cowboy wrote:
13 Feb 2019 14:45
Yesterday, once again, I walked into a room and forgot why I went there.

Luckily, this time around it was the bathroom.


Love that, Cowboy ;)? :lol: :lol:

Our bathroom light switch is outside the door on the hall wall. Recently, I've developed a habit of turning it on before I open the door. Then when I open the door I immediately wonder who left the light on (w) :oops: I've done this countless times, this winter.
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This thread caught my eye. And y’all make me laugh so hard as I gots da same issue. Jjjj In your case I think you discovered a glitch in the Matrix or you are in something like Ground Hog Day....

Here I thought I was finally learning to meditate and all that’s really happening is I’m losing marbles. Don’t care. Not worrying about it. Less to manage all round is good I say. Drastic loss of hearing too. Not worried. Ah Silence.
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