Getting Old – the Signs are Everywhere


There are plenty of symptoms and signs that you are getting old. And I am not talking about the harassment by AARP for you to join.

Sign 1 – You have a pill box to organize your daily medication. Often this starts as one, but soon becomes two as you will have morning and night medications. Statins, Ace Inhibitors, Beta Blockers, aspirin, anti coagulants. Yep you are getting old when you are on a first name basis with your pharmacist (and I am not talking weed)

Sign 2 – You give up your motorcycle endorsement on your drivers license. I have had that endorsement since I was 16 and got my license. I carried it with me to Arizona. But coming back to California, I let it drop. This is acknowledging I will never ride a motorcycle again. Sad day indeed.

Sign 3 – You have a “must wear corrective lenses” printed on your driver’s license. Yikes. But there was no way I could read the eye test chart at the DMV. Suckage.

Sign 4 – What was I talking about again? Oh yeah. Your mind starts being like a sieve. Suddenly things that you have always had at your fingertips forever are no longer there (like having to look up on Wikipedia to remind me which Apollo mission was the first landing on the moon. Shit, can’t believe I forgot that.)

Add to this the fact that losing weight is magically a LOT harder (and almost impossible when you take metaboloism reducing medications), that you heal very slowly from minor injuries, and there is always something in your body that is sore or hurts, and you get the idea.

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