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    You and getting old

    Well I'm officially an old bugger , this evil creeping state has really never worried or distressed me to any real extent before and was only something that other people suffered from .So whats brought about my aging concerns and triggered the old bugger syndrome , well my Uk state pension will soon be winging its way to my Thai bank and I fully expect to see old Somchai the post man's battered Honda Wave heading down my soi with at least one card congratulating me on my 65th birthday . Ok thats all very nice but now Ive finally come to realize that contracting the getting old virus has hit me like a speeding bullet shot from the grim reapers gun , my old mind is now constantly fluctuating with thoughts like , well yes I'm old but at least ive made it to this stage in life when many of my friends have sadly shed their mortal coils , to the terrifying well mate your on the down hill slope to the cremation pyre kind of thoughts .


    I'm finding it hard to stay positive now I'm infected by old age , and yes that old chestnut of where has all the time gone keeps popping up to add to my mounting old man concerns. This sudden brutal feeling of oldness is not some thing I like , yes I know it was inevitable , but its all ways been firmly placed on the back burner of things to worry about much later on. Now when I gaze in the mirror I'm seeing an ever increasing amount of wrinkles and crows foot branding which makes me think to my self thats not me I am seeing but my dear old departed granddad .

    Body wise ive never been an aficionado of exercise so my frame has all ways been on the chunky fat git side , I have never smoked or hit the sauce beyond a respectable few beers a day and the odd bottle of wine at the week end , sadly now I have to admit I'm drooping in places I didn't think could droop .

    Overall health , well I would consider my self lucky in that department with no past medical record of any major issues and no overnight hospital stays. My diet is a well balanced one of , if its green its trouble if its fried ask for double .

    I'm now firmly convinced about two things , one Cliff Richards is gay and two that my deteriorating mind is starting to play dastardly tricks on me , no matter where I wonder , be it a bar , restaurant , local Tesco Lotus or the special clinic, I have this strange obsessive feeling that people are staring at me because I'm now looking so old , no matter where I am every one around me seems to look younger ,fitter and having a wonderful time , and I feel like a grumpy old git , when I fill out online information requests and click the drop down menu for the year I was born, my year is now nearing the bottom of the list .

    In the bedroom department , I'm having trouble raising a smile never mind any thing else , some times the shout of hello sexy man as I stroll down soi 6 , does boost my sprits.

    So how do you older guys deal with the dark clouds of getting old slowly rolling towards you , are you afraid of getting old, would you sell your soul to Lucifer to stay young forever, some say only the luckiest people get old or don't regret growing older, it is a privilege denied to many.

    Now I sadly feel cursed at being an official old age pensioner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claudius Spank
    I know it was inevitable
    Thing is though, it wasn't inevitable at all.

    Millions every year never make it.

    So cheer up.

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    With stem cell replacement youmay only be in a Mid wife crisis.

    I want to be like Chiang Mai Noon when I grow up,smaller and relentlessy cheerful

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    How old are you then?

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    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by xanax View Post
    How old are you then?
    BARELY LEGAL ARE MY GROOM OR JOCKEY?

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    I reached 70 last October, and the biggest problem I've experienced is not so much getting old, as no longer being able to work. Job offers come in, country age restrictions disqualify me. If you let the perception of an "old git" get to you it will drag you down.

    Sure, I've slowed down physically, ache a bit in the morning, but it's best to do a complete rethink, so here's my own take on it:

    1. 70-80 is the new window. After that I'm not really bothered and it's a bit of a bonus.

    2. If it works use it. Good food, a drink, cold sheets, hot women.

    3. New interests. Bit late to climb Everest or bungi jump, but anything creative. I'm currently
    driving the family crazy with my new passion for cooking (bread & butter pudding, liver and bacon, toad in the hole, steak & kidney pie) all the stuff I remember as a kid.

    4. Don't start getting obsessed on who has died lately. Death is nothing more than an inconvenience and there are enough drugs now to croak without being in pain.

    5. Younger women are great for your self esteem and any with character will appreciate qualities more than Brad Pitt looks and six pack abs. Be careful though you do not extend the age gap such that you end up helping them with their homework. You are then in unchartered waters.

    6. Apart from what you want to leave your family and friends, spend what you have earned on yourself. If the last cheque you write is to the undertaker and it bounces, then you have hit the jackpot. Remember Inheritance Tax, one of the most insidious instruments of any government that includes; your house, car, bank deposits etc. That you cannot hand this over to your kids tax free as in other countries is perverse.
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    Think too much.....as that's how they want it and conditioned you so.

    Perhaps in the next life, you'll get it right.

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    Bunch of coffin dodgers on this forum.

    Oh to be still young and fancy free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanax View Post
    How old are you then?
    Op says 65. Fuck...Bit young to be giving up.

    I'm 65, just got back from my daily 90 minutes in the gym. Don't feel much different in any way than I did ten years ago.

    Got all my hair, all my teeth, and most of my mates (cancer got two).

    Seems the OP hit 65 and just checked it.

    Fuk mate, it's just a number.

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    Thanks guys for the advice / comments


    Ive just turned 65 , ive all ways looked younger that I really am, and when some one in the past asked how old I was, they were surprised to find that in fact I was older than I appeared to be , that phenomena has now vanished and I'm sure my stay looking young genes have finally waved goodbye . Can life really still be wonderful at 65 even if you feel that your countdown clock has started to tick at a faster speed , staying positive now ive reach 65 is some thing I'm finding hard to do even when I consider my self to have a certain degree of luck to be able to retire to Thailand. My dear Dad passed away at 66 and mother succumbed to the Big C aged 48 so my familys mortality track record is not that wonderful . For some reason I can stop thinking that ive not got that long left , in 5 years should I get there , its going to be the BIG 70 , every time I watch the news some one famous has just kicked the bucket and they were either the same age as me or only a few years older. Ive recently tried hitting the wine bottle a bit more to try and dull the constant old bugger thoughts , it seems to work for a short time making me forget that my time is finally running out , but like Marlys ghost the rattling chains of reality soon wake me up.

    I really don't have many friends here , more casual acquaintances I meet on my daily wanderings and most of them seem to be having a ball , but the majority of them are full time big drinkers who seem to be attempting to stay youthful by association with very young ladies . Yes may be Ive now got too much time on my hands and think too much , yes I'm a moaning old bugger , but in my defense this suddenly reaching 65 has been a bit of a shock .

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    Quote Originally Posted by hooter
    Bunch of coffin dodgers on this forum.
    Oh to be still young and fancy free.
    Ha Ha, give us old coffin dodgers some wisdom then, bet you are rich and handsome too.

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    It'll only get to you if you allow it to, Claudius. Try to not dwell on it all. You will surpass your parents in age if you eat healthy food and don't drink too much alcohol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MANICHAEAN1
    If the last cheque you write is to the undertaker and it bounces, then you have hit the jackpot.
    Classic!

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    Still haven;t got my first grey pube yet,all good here

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    If you are stiff in the morning it can only be one of two things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by david44
    a Mid wife
    mid has not got time for a wife

    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746
    Still haven;t got my first grey pube yet,
    stop shaving cause you are never going to be a porn star - except maybe on chat routlette

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    Not necessary for him to shave if he's the one wearing socks and has spots on his arse.

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