Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Gravity is a bully

My sister and I were talking a couple of weeks ago. Seems she’s got a nagging hip issue, very similar to the one I struggled with and it’s taking a long time to resolve. She said that getting old was hell and I just laughed. “Sis,” I said, “that’s not from getting old. You did that one to yourself, just like I did!”

And a couple of years ago, my brother blamed his teeth nearly falling out of his head on age. Only he also happened to mention that he grinds his teeth horribly when he sleeps—and that’s actually why his teeth are trying to vacate the premises, it's not age at all!

I’ve been looking at my own changes and trying to be honest about which ones are age-related and which ones I just flat out did to myself. That way maybe I can mitigate some of these things. So in no particular order, here’s what I came up with:

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