Monday, April 14, 2008

Women of a Certain Age

What the hell does that mean anyway? What "certain age" are we talking about? We know it isn't a young one. But, how old is it exactly? Am I there yet? Feels like it but I'm not sure how to react to the concept.

It's really hard getting old. I'm only 56 but there are days when I feel much older. It's the aches and pains that get you. I have two hip replacements; one for each side. Why? Degenerative osteo-arthritis. Translation: wearing down of the major weight bearing joints thanks to excessive athletic activity over the years, repititive activities, possible genetic pre-disposition and who knows what else? Mostly it is just annoying. I honestly don't mind getting older or being older, I mind "feeling older".

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