Friday, January 15, 2010

Too Young To Be This Old!

You've probably seen or gotten emails containing lists that declare "You Know You're Getting Old When. . . ."

Suddenly they aren't so funny. Especially the ones that say

. . .the names in your little black book all end with M.D.

In the past 3 months, I have been to:
  • the endocrinologist (osteoporosis)
  • the gynecologist (annual exam)
  • the gastroenterologist (scopes)
  • the internist (annual physical so he would renew my Rx)
  • the neurologist (migraines) and
  • the dentologist - oh wait, that should just be the dentist!
I thought I was going to be adding nephrologist (kidney specialist) to follow up on something, but it ended up being inconsequential.

Fortunately, the reports have been coming back okay. I'm still not done with the GI doctor, but since the biopsies of my scopes came back okay, I'm thinking she's going to say I just have an irritable digestive system.

Which is an apropos diagnosis, considering I also probably have an irritable insurance company, not to mention my irritable checking account!

And that's the ologist of the situation!

Here's a few more of the things on the list that are way too easy to relate to!

You know you're getting older when. . .
  • People call at 9 PM and ask, "Did I wake you?"
  • You can live without s*x but not without glasses.
  • The clothes you've put away until they come back in style... have come back in style.
  • The pharmacist has become your new best friend.
  • You come to the conclusion that your worst enemy is gravity.
  • You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
  • It takes longer to rest than it did to get tired.
  • You finally find something you've been looking for for ages but can't remember why you wanted it.
  • You're on vacation and your energy runs out before your money does.
  • You say something to your kids that your mother said to you and you always hated it.
  • You have Mallzheimer's disease - you go to the mall and can't remember where you parked!
  • The bands you listened to in college are now considered classic rock.
  • The kids you used to babysit have their own kids and you’re pretty sure it’s only been a few years since they were wearing diapers.
  • You remember being horrified when your ‘ancient’ parents turned 40, and never thought it would happen to you.
  • You always knew you would be an adult some day, but it still doesn’t feel like you are . . . even with 5 kids.

I would like to add this to the list: "When the setting of American Girl's newest HISTORICAL series is the year you were in 7th grade, and your daughter thinks that's hilarious!"

So what would you add?! Put it in the comments!

Gray hair is a crown of splendor;
it is attained by a righteous life.

Proverbs 16:31


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quilly said...

LOL on the American Girl addition! You are getting old! (But I'll always be older.)

Let'sMakeADifference said...

Just 'found' your blog. Not only did I relate and laugh 'til it hurt, but I am SO glad to find another 'older' blogger. I was beginning to wonder if blogging at my age was legal!!!

sara said...

this one..You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room....cracked me up!!

Tami said...

Very funny! I loved the American Girl one!

Barbara H. said...

I can relate to all too many of those!

Glad all the tests are coming back ok. At least the yearly exams are over for another year.

Skoots1moM said...

i struggled a lot w/ my gut...for various reasons...then, I found MANUKA's a God-grown natural antibiotic honey the bees make after feeding on the tea oil trees in New's done WONDERS for me :)...jes wanted 2 share! It REALLY has changed things for me...i order it through AMAZON

CeeCee said...

Oh my, then I must be getting old! LOL! You crack me up!

Beverlydru said...

This is not funny. ; ) Only because I am... hmmm... how shall we say this....getting wiser by the day. Actually it is funny, because as I said this week, smart people retain their sense of humor. So we can laugh together. ; )

My ADHD Me said...

So glad your doc visitseses all are going ok.

I decided that I am really not getting that much older. I did a blog about it a while ago. You see, it is some kind of conspiracy where everything is written smaller and more blurry, phone waves are making it harder to hear phone calls, the water has something in it that causes the clothes to shrink....need I say more.

Now if I could only find out WHY the conspiracy started in the first place!

Cathy said...

This is so funny, and sooooo true!

Anonymous said...

Great post...and glad for older bloggers as I am one. I eat apples for my digestive problems....amazing how they work! No more meds for me!

Anonymous said...

Linda, love the name of your blog! Thanks for coming to my corner of the world to visit. I've enjoyed reading this post. But Vickie at Sandflatfarm said that we're not getting old. We're only 29 with 24 years experience.
Looking forward to a wonderful blogging relationship. :)

A Stone Gatherer said...

You are like the Texas me!!! I've been to most of those wonderful MD's too!!!! I love #2 on the list! My glasses are becoming quite important!!