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 MacKevinized
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Sheesh; super healthy (even tho I smoke and sometimes have popcorn for supper).

Sunday morning in agony (won't go into details); excruciating pain in lower abdomen; cold sweat for 8 hours...blacking out.........took myself to emergency room (didn't know if i would have the strength to put any clothes on).


Sheesh; you'd think that after 30 years of doctors saying smoking cause all kinds of circulation disorders one would get the message when circulation problems arise.
Maybe there are also restricted arteries in the brain that have caused this delusion.
 Moonchild51
Joined: 3/11/2007
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Posted: 5/23/2008 9:34:51 AM
^^^If that is the case, then my arteries are all shot to hell!
Aging they say, is a natural process. Just that there are times when it is not quite acceptable! My Dad used to say "the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak"! Now I truly understand what he meant by that
 MacKevinized
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Posted: 5/24/2008 2:58:58 AM

Sheesh! You're 54 years old and you still haven't learned to show respect for those who have health concerns. You obviously have restricted arteries.
I'm not trying to be funny, either.


Thank you Doctor. I'd like to now how you came to that diagnostic.

Concerning those health issues, delusional thinking is the health concern I was addressing. I can accept that I'm 54 and don't have to pretend otherwise. When I hear someone my age claim to feel like they are 18, I picture an overly sensitive teen ager that thinks the world is there to serve them.
I've never seen a pretty way to say someone's own behavior/thinking is what gets them into bad situations or prevents them from achieving normal relationships.

I guess I should have recognized this was not a thread for discussion but for to pity the op.

As for feeling betrayed, how does one deal with that kind of betrayal. And should I feel sorry for the betrayer or the betrayed here?
Either way it's a no win situation. If I feel sorry for the betrayer, I'm taking sides with causer of pain. If I side with the betrayed, I'm going against the betrayer and it's the same freaking person.

If someone really wants to help me, maybe they could just accept this deformity I have that keeps my tongue planted in my cheek.
 MacKevinized
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Posted: 5/24/2008 8:39:24 AM

I'm not one to judge a person on how they feel. If a person claims to feel that way, that's fine. It doesn't take much to figure that feeling eighteen and being eighteen are two different things. I feel younger than I am... how can anyone argue that?


You judged me didn't ya?
How can I argue that? Easy, present a statement that that says you may be deluding your self.

Now, being that teenagers are not capable of understanding the nuances of egocentric behavior, I might agree you do feel like you're 18.

The first thing a teen ager says when you mention they are egocentric is "NO I'M NOT". Then they turn to name calling when you attempt explaining what egocentric behavior is.
 Moonchild51
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Posted: 5/24/2008 9:35:18 AM
Sometimes all one seeks is a sharing of commonalities and I think that was the intent of the OP. If not OP, my apologies! However, some either cannot or will not and that is ok. That is just their internal makeup.

OT: Just today, I have much to do from a physical perspective. Moving mattress, lawn cutting, hauling a couple of new trees for planting. I know, actually, I will guarantee you tomorrow I will pay for it! lol. When young, I could do this kind of stuff all day and party late into the evening. Alas, aging is a fact of life. One we must accustom ourselves to.
 MacKevinized
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Posted: 5/24/2008 3:05:40 PM

Sometimes all one seeks is a sharing of commonalities and I think that was the intent of the OP. If not OP, my apologies! However, some either cannot or will not and that is ok. That is just their internal makeup.


I figured a forum was a place to discuss various points of view instead of simply gathering approval for one point of view.


OT: Just today, I have much to do from a physical perspective. Moving mattress, lawn cutting, hauling a couple of new trees for planting. I know, actually, I will guarantee you tomorrow I will pay for it! lol. When young, I could do this kind of stuff all day and party late into the evening. Alas, aging is a fact of life. One we must accustom ourselves to.


When young, some people still had trouble getting stuff like this done so if they couldn't do it then and they can't do it now, there would be an argument for still feeling like a teenager.

Some adults have never matured past adolescence and that would be another argument for still feeling like a teen.
 MacKevinized
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Posted: 5/25/2008 4:13:35 AM

If I were to do as you did, I can surmise you suffer from deep depression because, "as Doctors have been saying for decades", those who don't treat their mental illness take it out on others in a demeaning and childish way.


Gee, thanks again doc but I have to get a second opinion about that, from someone qualified to understand all of what I said instead of mis-quoting me.


You're drawing conclusions based on physical activities... not health condition. Just because a person feels healthy it does not inherently mean they are as physically capable as they were when younger... I don't know of a single circumstance that would support your way of thinking when comparing one's self at age 18 and 50-something.


You're drawing conclusions about me drawing conclusions.

I'll just let you get the last word in on this one if you want cause I don't want the practice bickering.

I might respond to an actual question but I don't think you'll be able to come up with one.
 MacKevinized
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Posted: 5/25/2008 4:04:30 PM

You're drawing conclusions about me drawing conclusions.


Not true. You equate physical activities as being the barometer for feeling younger. I disagree with your conclusion.


Obviously you didn't say the term 'maybe' in my statements or your just attempting the 'savior' role to get attention.

The only conclusion I made was that a 50+ person claiming to feel 18 is delusional.

Now I'm concluding you need someone to admonish in your life and here I am. Have a blast, I enjoy exposing that type of behavior.
 MacKevinized
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Posted: 5/26/2008 12:59:44 PM
As a footnote: I knew you couldn't keep to your word:


I'll just let you get the last word in on this one if you want cause I don't want the practice bickering.

I might respond to an actual question but I don't think you'll be able to come up with one.



I didn't ask a question.
You're predictable... you always need the last word




 satx78218
Joined: 10/30/2007
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Posted: 5/26/2008 1:49:08 PM
rossal,

What was the resolution? drugs? blood thinner?

Yr episode reminds of a news article this week that said ED, (which is a vascular failure helped by dilating the blood vessels with Nitrous oxide increased with Viagra) can be an indicator for CVD, BP, and wider circulatory problems.
 SueCat51
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Posted: 5/28/2008 4:45:23 PM
Today, my body has betrayed me. My flight from Arizona was delayed by 5 hours. I made the mistake of having chicken tacos at Tucson International Airport. Needless to say, I am now on a quick weight loss diet. Perhaps, those ol chickens had Montezume's Revenge on their mind. Ugh.

OP - our bodies live and die by the 2 philosophies: "Murphy's Law" and "The Law of Gravity".
 junipermoon
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Posted: 3/16/2010 4:56:25 PM
i remember when i was about 15, and working on triple pirouettes. i had myself set up properly, good turnout, balanced plie, perfect torso placement. it just wouldn't happen. i felt like my body really, really hated me. it just wouldn't do what i needed it to. when i finally got it to work, i felt like i had outwitted my body.

now, at 47, i have better pirouettes than i ever did as a kid. i think it's because i actually listen to my body now, instead of dictating to it.

it still betrays me, though. my hips scream at me every day. but now i've learned to move with my body instead of in spite of it. i think it makes a difference.
 Tarnished_Knight
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Posted: 5/18/2010 12:40:21 PM
Sadly, I have to report that I betrayed my body. I can remember what an exquisite machine I use to think of my body as. Strong as an ox. Boundless energy. Being able to run for miles and hours. And even when injuries sidelined that ability, being able to swim or bike in a similar manner. What a joy that was. And then I got lazy and let other things interfere with that joy.

Until my body repaid the favor.

Now body and I are exploring this new dance, learning some new ways, rediscovering some delicious old ways, and enjoying the journey.

You know, it wasn't like I was the male equivalent of a a heifer (thanks for that image beb ^^), but for some of us it apparently doesn't take much to tip the cart.
Fortunately, the cart sustained minimal damage. More of a reminder to watch the road closer, take a bit more care. And, especially, keep my hands on the reins.
So, no, my body didn't betray me, it just returned the favor as a reminder that I betrayed it.

TK
[You know, this new dance, it's vaguely familiar!]
 Blue-Eyes-Shine
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Posted: 5/24/2010 1:17:53 AM
Thankfully not yet. The day will come when it does, the aging and dieing process happens to all of us sooner or later.

I'm working on keeping my body and health the best it can be, but alas the wrinkles are coming on my face, too much fun in the sun, I have to wear bifocals, and when I over do my muscles seem to not recover as quickly.
 satx78218
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Posted: 5/25/2010 8:25:04 AM
I'd say people betray and abuse their bodies much more often than their bodies betray the people.
 Walts
Joined: 5/7/2005
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Posted: 5/29/2010 5:30:36 AM
I wouldn't say betrayed,,,but I would compare my body to that of a vehicle. Some like to keep their cars in the garage and only let it out for show. Others,use their vehicles for what they are for,,,and more. With that, comes dents, scrapes, worn parts, and even a little rust.There are days it takes just a little extra time to get going and even needing some extra additives to the engine.
My body is a reflection of what has happened in my life for the last 50 years, and I am just happy it's still running the way it is. I feel the broken wrist that I broke when I was 18,,,and didn't listen to the doctor about resting it. Still works,,,just creaks and cracks every so often. There are times when I could be a part-time weatherman by the way my knees and shoulders feel. I personally wouldn't have it any other way.

Just for info,,,do NOT think for one moment that you are immune to cancer. It's gonna affect the majority of us,,,smoking or not. I personally have lost 5 people in the last year to it. Not one of them EVER smoked,,,,and were social drinkers, at best. All 5 never had any real major health problems until they started feeling a bit "off" and went to a doc for a visit. Two of them never got to leave the hospital and were gone in less than a month. Seems to be getting popular,,,,for numerous reasons I suppose.
 SueCat51
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Posted: 6/27/2010 10:00:34 AM
It's been both ways with my body. I got about 40 pounds overweight, and between eating healthy and working out (spin classes; personal training 2 times weekly; swimming; and biking), I've managed to lose most of it. On the flip side of the coin I have arthritis in my knees and there are days when my left knee gives me fits. I still keep on trucking and am very grateful I can do all of the activities I love (except for lunges and deep squats).
 Rythmn
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Posted: 6/29/2010 11:36:10 AM
i think it is people who betray their bodies. they maintain their cars, more than they do themselves!
 Blue-Eyes-Shine
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Posted: 6/30/2010 2:28:49 PM
No, but my mind and heart does sometimes.
 Patien$e
Joined: 2/2/2010
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Posted: 7/3/2010 6:30:25 AM
I count quitting smoking as one of the big achievements of my life. Quitting is very, very difficult. I think I tried 3 times before I made it. There are those who can put the things down and walk away without a backwards glance but I think the majority of us struggle to quit. I recommend patches. I used them 10 years ago. It isn't a cake walk but the patches take the edge off and make it possible, for me anyway.

As for bodies failing, I am forever looking for glasses and sometimes even then can't read the fine print. It's so annoying.
 marisia
Joined: 10/25/2008
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Posted: 7/11/2010 11:12:18 AM
My body hasn't only betrayed me, its laughing its socks off as well.
 marisia
Joined: 10/25/2008
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Posted: 7/11/2010 11:12:32 AM
My body hasn't only betrayed me, its laughing its socks off as well.
 DragNFlyBuzzez
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Posted: 7/14/2010 4:58:09 PM
My body has not betrayed me, I used it quite well and plan to get further miliege out of it................tomorrow I will be 54 and so much more
 Blue-Eyes-Shine
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Posted: 7/14/2010 8:49:45 PM
^ Happy Birthday! May your body continue to not betray you.
 satx78218
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Posted: 8/7/2010 8:33:04 PM
"very lucky"

"the harder you work, the luckier you get" is more true in the later decades. Hard work and attention to diet is not an attempt to stay young, but to avoid impoverishing, debilitating disease, to maintain a quality of life up to the end.
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