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Thoughts on getting old vs aging

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  • dbanks80dbanks80 Posts: 3,446Member Member Posts: 3,446Member Member
    rosiorama wrote: »
    Sigh. I am 44 and just found out today that I have arthritis in my knee. I am really active and my knee has been slowing me down for years already. This feels like a nail in the coffin.

    Wrong thread? Sorry for being a Debbie Downer. Any wisdom/advice?


    Arthritis, for me, was mainly inflammation that caused pain along with some thinning of aging cartilage. I was told I had a torn meniscus/ arthritis and needed surgery. I refused. Weight loss in addition to limiting starchy white carbs, processed foods, and sugar was the cure. I am pain free. The more weight you lose, the less pressure on your knees! Do what you can with what you have. Keep going!


    I am glad you were able to resolve this with a change of diet. I get frustrated with my mom because her doctor is her medical god and whatever medicines he say take she takes them faithfully as opposed to trying a more holistic way first. She has rheumatoid arthritis and she takes 8 pills in one day per week.
  • EvamuttEvamutt Posts: 1,543Member Member Posts: 1,543Member Member
    I turned 65 in March, always been active, even though I have arthritis (I take turmeric), I walk with my dogs, 2-5miles/d;ay & go to gym. Today I'm taking yoga class for first time. My best friend is 68, she just finished her second semester at collage for child development & is grate grandma to 3
  • EvamuttEvamutt Posts: 1,543Member Member Posts: 1,543Member Member
    The turmeric paste I have everyday has helped my arthritis & tendonitis 98%, I also give it to my senior dogs, anyone else take it?
  • LyndaBSSLyndaBSS Posts: 2,880Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,880Member, Premium Member
    We don't stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.

    George Bernard Shaw
  • 33gail3333gail33 Posts: 221Member Member Posts: 221Member Member
    Evamutt wrote: »
    The turmeric paste I have everyday has helped my arthritis & tendonitis 98%, I also give it to my senior dogs, anyone else take it?

    Is this something you buy or make? Can you give me the details? I have fairly newly diagnosed arthritis in both my knees and curious about dietary interactions.
  • yukfooyukfoo Posts: 539Member Member Posts: 539Member Member
    When we stop moving...we start to rust.
  • MichelleMinnMichelleMinn Posts: 90Member, Premium Member Posts: 90Member, Premium Member
    I'm 51. When my grandmother was my age, younger, she decided she was too old for so many things. She didn't take risks without a huge push. Eventually she reached an age and a level of health where she really couldn't do the things she claimed she couldn't, only there was an an intervening 40ish years in between the two points.

    I've had my struggles, with physical and mental health, but I feel so much younger at this age than she did. I still have a childlike side. Sometimes I think about all the young people who think there comes a time when they'll magically become a different person, as illustrated by their opinions on what a person of a certain age should wear, act, do, listen to. They're in for a big surprise when they're one day told to act their age, meaning settle down, and realize that they're not ready to trade in their passions for the rocking chair. Okay, well, I do like a rocking chair, but that's not the point.

    Thank God we don't have to feel too old too soon, if ever.
  • snowshoe072snowshoe072 Posts: 146Member Member Posts: 146Member Member
    56 coming soon bring it on I earned it!! There are times when I need to remind myself that I am in my 50’s and that’s ok I will be the grandparent that arrives by motorcycle lol! I work hard to stay healthy, eat well and my work shows me that I must continue to be nice to myself “my wellness” I am only as old as I feel today
  • snowshoe072snowshoe072 Posts: 146Member Member Posts: 146Member Member
    ecjim wrote: »
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    rosiorama wrote: »
    Sigh. I am 44 and just found out today that I have arthritis in my knee. I am really active and my knee has been slowing me down for years already. This feels like a nail in the coffin.

    Wrong thread? Sorry for being a Debbie Downer. Any wisdom/advice?

    The best advice is to keep moving -
    My Dad is 93 y/o -He has had arthritis problems for better then 30 years, he walks slow now, and is kind of crooked. He is just now looking into getting a handicap tag for his car. I think it might be because his girl friend uses a cane to walk & some days she needs a walker.

    My advice keep moving no matter how much it hurts I have OA in both knees and refuse to have surgery. This is my pain and I know what I can do to make it better surgery does not always help. Try different exercises I found spin worked well for me and keep your weight down good luck
  • EvamuttEvamutt Posts: 1,543Member Member Posts: 1,543Member Member
    33gail33 wrote: »
    Evamutt wrote: »
    The turmeric paste I have everyday has helped my arthritis & tendonitis 98%, I also give it to my senior dogs, anyone else take it?

    Is this something you buy or make? Can you give me the details? I have fairly newly diagnosed arthritis in both my knees and curious about dietary interactions.

    I buy the pills through amazon for my dogs, but for myself I make paste. You can go on you tube, they often call it golden paste but It's 1 cup water, 1/2 cup turmeric powder, 1 Tsp black pepper, 1/8 cup oil(I use olive oil, but you can use coconut oil) & you can add other spices to your taste like cinnamon, honey etc, you cook the water, blk pepper & powder for few minutes & add the rest I hate the taste so I mix a heaping Tbl of it into my cashew milk & it's tolerable. I can't tell you enough how much it helps, most days I have 0-3% pain, without it I have throbbing pain. You have to put the black pepper in
  • EvamuttEvamutt Posts: 1,543Member Member Posts: 1,543Member Member
    My best friend is 68, she finished her 2nd semester of college in child development, she hopes to work at or be a directer of a daycare facility. she has a boyfriend & 3 great grand kids & is full of energy
  • phred_52phred_52 Posts: 195Member Member Posts: 195Member Member

    Phirrgus wrote: »
    One of the most common questions I hear at family gatherings, because when I play with the kids I play like crazy :) is "Don't you know how old you are?" I usually answer "Well, yes. Yes I do." With a smile lol.

    A 20 something year old friend of my daughter in law told me it was great to see the "elderly" trying to stay fit! I was mortified!

    I'd like to hear others thoughts on this.
    signed,
    The 35 year old 59 year old :)

    Great You still are a go, go, go individual. The "elderly" comment just had me laughing, I almost fell over. :)

    I turn 58 soon, and I am the same, and as another commented, Age is just a number, for most anyway.

  • PhirrgusPhirrgus Posts: 1,839Member Member Posts: 1,839Member Member
    phred_52 wrote: »
    Phirrgus wrote: »
    One of the most common questions I hear at family gatherings, because when I play with the kids I play like crazy :) is "Don't you know how old you are?" I usually answer "Well, yes. Yes I do." With a smile lol.

    A 20 something year old friend of my daughter in law told me it was great to see the "elderly" trying to stay fit! I was mortified!

    I'd like to hear others thoughts on this.
    signed,
    The 35 year old 59 year old :)

    Great You still are a go, go, go individual. The "elderly" comment just had me laughing, I almost fell over. :)

    I turn 58 soon, and I am the same, and as another commented, Age is just a number, for most anyway.

    Happy Birthday...soon lol.
  • PhirrgusPhirrgus Posts: 1,839Member Member Posts: 1,839Member Member

    FatHollis wrote: »
    I'm an older person, but I didn't know I was old until younger people started reminding me of it and defining me by my age and gray hair. Almost nothing makes me madder.

    I went back to college after my husband passed away and finished a degree a year ago. I want to continue once I figure out how to pay for it. The college library staff tried to chase me out several times, saying "The library is only for current students." Somebody the other day called me a little old lady. Get over it, people. Embrace life and do what you want and stop defining other people. Encourage them - and yourself -- instead.

    Condolences for your loss. And yes to the bolded. Good for you to press on.
    edited August 2
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