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AGING ATHEISTS

For those of us who are old, or feel old.  Everything to do with our last remaining years on earth.  (Face it, we're all aging) A FUN group for all who qualify!

*Curious YOUNG members are welcome.

Location: #life
Members: 43
Latest Activity: Mar 10

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How do you feel about your own mortality ?

Started by Marianne. Last reply by Chris Oct 14, 2016. 62 Replies

Do you wish your stay on earth will be as long as possible, and that medicine will make tremendous leaps allowing you to live longer whilst  keeping your faculties intact ?Do you believe that whilst you are on earth, you can change things or ideas…Continue

Owning up to one's age

Started by Marianne. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Oct 13, 2016. 6 Replies

If you're getting close to fifty, fiftyish or over, how do you feel about having this "respectable" age ?  Having all those years behind you ?  Knowing that more than half your life is spent ?If you look in a mirror do you see a fifty something or…Continue

meditations on death

Started by Onyango Makagutu. Last reply by Mrs.B Jun 21, 2015. 10 Replies

Here is a post I have written on deathContinue

Mental Sharpness Begins to Decline in Middle-Age

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Marianne Jul 31, 2013. 5 Replies

Linda Thrasybule, MyHealthNewsDaily ContributorDate: 06 January 2012Live Science  The brain's abilities to reason, comprehend and remember may start to worsen as early as age 45, a new study from England suggests.Researchers gave tests of thinking…Continue

Who doesn't want to be younger but with the same wisdom they've acquired ?

Started by Marianne. Last reply by Persephone Jul 29, 2013. 26 Replies

When little lines start to set in next to your eyes or you'r getting laugh lines, do you wish your skin was still smooth, that  nothing sagged,  no shadow under your eyes, you're not balding and your hair are not getting thinner ?  Is this a general…Continue

Changing eating habits ?

Started by Marianne. Last reply by Neal Jun 11, 2013. 3 Replies

I'm not a vegetarian.  But as years go by, I eat less and less of red meat; and this is not exactly out of concern for the cows but because red meat doesn't appeal to me anymore. I prefer chicken though I eat less and less of it.  So my diet  is…Continue

Advice From Life’s Graying Edge on Finishing With No Regrets

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Davy Apr 3, 2013. 21 Replies

By JANE E. BRODYPublished: January 9, 2012NY Times…Continue

Oregon Emphasizes Choices At The End Of Life

Started by Sydni Moser. Last reply by Michel Mar 11, 2012. 1 Reply

by KRISTIAN FODEN-VENCILShots - NPRHelen Hobbs, 93, is one Oregonian who has taken advantage of a standardized form to legally record her wishes for end-of-life care.…Continue

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Comment was by Ian Mason on March 5, 2021 at 9:10am

Today I've been for the last of a series of examinations/scans and all is well. No stones in kidney or gall bladder. I do have some fatty cysts on my liver and kidneys but they're harmless. I think the slight discomfort I experienced was due to not chewing certain foods well enough and being irritated around the spot where my appendix used to be.

Comment was by Ian Mason on February 23, 2021 at 3:43am

It sounds like you have a good carer, Joan. I'm glad you enjoy being fussed around by her.

Comment was by Chris B on February 23, 2021 at 2:49am

I'm glad to hear it, Joan!

Comment was by Joan Denoo on February 23, 2021 at 2:14am

Randy, for me, the late 70s meant the years roll by faster and faster. I'm in my 85th year and treasuring every moment as if it is my last. Aches and pains attempt to nock down my pleasures, and my 6-year old great-granddaughter, Brooklyn, wraps up my ankles, knees, elbows, and fingers with her doctor's kit supplies. I accumulated a lot of Ace bandages, & have leftover first aid supplies from when my children and grandchildren were young and subject to need first aid. They all grew up, moved on, and I have a nice big box of supplies that Brooklyn uses. I also keep her supplied with WetOnes; she likes to open a fresh packet and wipe down my "wounds."

Oh yes, life is great fun at 85, trust me! 

Comment was by Joan Denoo on February 23, 2021 at 1:43am

Stephen, your "spiral of depression and panic attacks" came upon you for very good reason and should be taken seriously. I hope you get professional help if/when you start into a spiral; skilled therapists can walk you out of the attacks and offer you guidelines for prevention. Once the spiral starts, it seems to get harder and harder to regain a sense of equilibrium. 

Comment was by Joan Denoo on February 23, 2021 at 1:35am

Stephen, I agree, we can have great relationships with people who believe in some god and we grieve when they die. Left with the memories of our shared experiences that no longer occur, we feel the loss. I also share your hope that his faith comforted him during his dying. 

I am not at all afraid of death; it is the dying that troubles me. 

Comment was by Joan Denoo on February 23, 2021 at 12:36am

Davy, great quote! I am re-posting it with attribution to you. Thanks. 

Comment was by Ian Mason on February 23, 2021 at 12:22am

Glad to hear you've fought off the black dog, Stephen. It's a vicious animal, always ready to get its teeth into you when it sees an opportunity.We're old aquaintances.

Comment was by Idaho Spud on February 22, 2021 at 6:48pm

Stephen, here's hoping you can keep depression at bay.

I've been often depressed for 30 years now, but it's never bad enough to keep me from doing what I need to.

When one of my brothers killed himself, another brother tried to kill himself but didn't succeed. He's still kicking.  I was sad but didn't think of killing myself because of that.

Comment was by Idaho Spud on February 22, 2021 at 6:43pm

Ian, that's funny.

 

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