In My 50's

So, is it a mental thing, or do things really start to go downhill when you turn 50?

A few weeks ago I was gathered around a table with about 8 or 9 of my friends.  We all graduated the same year from high school, and had all turned 50 in the past year or so.  We started having a conversation about how things were happening to our bodies now that we are fifty.

Like today.  Today I have a weird pain in my lower left abdomen area.  It isn't my appendix.  Apparently that is located on the right hand side of the abdomen. 

It isn't a constant pain. But it is tender, and it hurts when I laugh...(uh oh!!)

It kind of feels like when you get a stitch in your side when you have been running.

Do I chalk it up to being 50?

I had a big day at work today.  It was the end of a month long activity, and I was in charge of a door decorating contest at the beginning of the day, an assembly at the end of the school day, then a dinner and scavenger hunt in the evening.  By the end of the day I was beat.  I came home, showered and crawled into bed.  I haven't left.  I am exhausted!!

It is because I'm 50?

Remember when we used to laugh at our parents when they would carry on conversations with their friends about their physical ailments?

Oh my gosh.....now we are our parents....now our children are probably laughing at us as we share about our most recent malady!

But I sure don't feel as old as I remember my parents when they were 50.  I look at my mom and dad the year I graduated from high school.....they were 50.

My youngest is graduating from high school when I am 50.....I am much younger!!

Is 50 the new 30?  I don't know.

But I do know that, whatever I go through in my 50's, I have a whole group of 50 something women who will help carry me through.

1 comment:

april said...

absolutely, my friend! :)