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Old July 22 2013, 05:50 PM   #16
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Re: Turning 50 on the 22d...

Happy birthday!!!
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Old July 23 2013, 08:03 PM   #17
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Re: Turning 50 on the 22d...

Congratulations!
50 is just like 49 or 25. Just a date marked in the calendar. What counts is how old you *feel*

be careful with those regular prescriptions. You might get addicted
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Old July 23 2013, 09:40 PM   #18
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Re: Turning 50 on the 22d...

Happy Birthday! ....or close enough for board viewing

As I've read somewhere age is a privilege not granted to everyone. Something I've kept in mind as I turned 50 this year as well.
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Old July 23 2013, 10:35 PM   #19
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I look at my birthdays as "promotions."
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Old July 24 2013, 06:12 AM   #20
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Hubby had me go to a dermatologist for a "50,000 mike checkup," as he puts it. I'm VERY white--I'm pink!--and Dad had three kinds of skin cancer. So preliminary appointment before and today was the exam.

I passed! Yeah, I'm pale, I'm told my legs glow like light sabers, but the skin there is as young as a 5yo. Not a single sign of any problem anywhere. My skin is "remarkably unremarkable." So that's checked off the list.

Colonoscopy doctor is next month.

Except for complications from my thyroid (and being overweight, partly from that) and some heel spurs, I am in great health! Time to eat better and exercise, well, when it stays under 100 for a few days running,
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Old July 24 2013, 09:36 AM   #21
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My cousin is very pale. She was walking down the street one time, wearing a short dress, and someone yelled from a passing car, "Yo, Caspar, you're blinding me."

Colonoscopy. Bleah. I've been avoiding that.....
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Old July 24 2013, 09:49 PM   #22
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Hubby had one two years ago. They want a repeat next year to monitor some questionable nodules. If all is okay, he won't have to worry. It was the hemorrhoidectomy that was tough for him. SIX WEEKS off work! And he was in a lot pain due to the quantity.
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Old July 26 2013, 10:01 PM   #23
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hey we share the same birthday with the new prince! happy belated b-day I just hit 42 which is the answer to life the universe and everything- keep the faith and keep the RX coming ;P
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Old July 26 2013, 10:42 PM   #24
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Yay on sharing the day! We're a couple of crabs, I guess.
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Old July 26 2013, 11:19 PM   #25
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Belated birthday wishes!
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Old July 26 2013, 11:35 PM   #26
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...and I feel a bit depressed. I used to look forward to my birthday, even if we didn't make a big thing out of it. Now? Not so much.

I'm not looking at my mortality and wondering if I left a mark or anything. I know that I've helped people, especially classmates, do and become things they honestly might not have done without some help at the right time. I may not directly impact the world, but, as I've said in the past, I've been the catalyst to help others do big things.

But I'm down a bit. My husband wants to take me out on Sunday, but I know what will happen. We'll make a reservation someplace nice, then he'll get upset about something am hour before, start an argument, and things either get cancelled or have a cloud over them. I just don't want that for a birthday dinner, especially this one. I'd rather do nothing than have that memory for a 50th birthday.

Any ideas for the birthday blues?
Here's my philosophy:

Turning 50 is better than the alternative.
I turned 59 on July 16.
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Old July 28 2013, 07:10 PM   #27
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Well, I'm 50 years, one week. All is well!

Hubby drove us all the way from Fresno to Hollywood in the middle of the night to try to get a limited edition Disney pin set for me. I think he was in "male hunter" mode--you know, "must go out, stalk and kill little bit of metal." Anyway, our "randomly drawn" numbers precluded our getting one! But a very nice young couple we met managed to get two sets and contacted us to sell us one set at cost. Such nice people you can meet!! It was quite cool in the morning dark, and I shared the blanket we had with the girl, as we were both cold as we talked for a few hours. We're all hoping to keep in touch.

One thing we've learned over time: While not everyone is "good" or "bad," some people are just that bit more special. When we meet such people, we try to support and nurture that specialness. It's not that common and can be lost if not tended. Sometimes it's just mentoring, sometimes just friendship; occasionally, it's actual financial help. But that kind of goodness must be actively encouraged and preserved. It's really not all that common.
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Old July 29 2013, 09:39 AM   #28
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^^ I agree. Niceness must be encouraged whenever you find it. I think it is pretty common, but people feel they must 'toughen up' to deal with the world.
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Old July 29 2013, 08:50 PM   #29
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Well ironically you cheered me up propita. I didn't realize you were older than me(by just a little) yet you still went out and passed law school! You are my new hero and an inspiration to us quasi-fogies everywhere.
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Old July 30 2013, 04:50 AM   #30
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Gee, thanks! I don't mind my quasi-fogeyness.

Oh. That young couple? The girl was sooooo funny. She commented on how teenagers act/dress. I said to her, "You're all of 23! Barely out of your teens! Are you feeling old already?!" Sweet couple!
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