How old do these ilnesses make you feel?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mai, Apr 26, 2006.

  1. mai

    mai New Member

    Hi Y'all!
    I am 55 but feel as though I'm at least 90! (I know it's a great generalisation, but I think you know what I'm saying)

    Love & Peace To All Mai Xxx :)
  2. suzetal

    suzetal New Member

    I do feel real old on my bad days.Im 53 ,on my good days I still dont feel my age .I cant do anything.
  3. mbofov

    mbofov Active Member

    I'm 54 and live in a senior mobile home park, and most of the people here, many of whom are in their 70's and 80's, do better than me. I see them out walking and feel rather embarrassed because I hardly ever get out, and never to walk. Always have to take my car.


  4. suzette1954

    suzette1954 New Member

    Its awful isnt it!!

  5. jbennett2

    jbennett2 New Member

    I'm 52 and most of the time feel more like 82. My 85 year old mother gets around almost as well as I do. And she had a quadruple bypass!
  6. sisland

    sisland New Member

    It's really sad when your mind and your body feel different ages!! if you know what i mean!!
  7. suz9601

    suz9601 Member

    I'm 28 and feel like I am near I am 100 years old. Its so sad what these DD do to us..
  8. Ranigar

    Ranigar Member

    Since that is the age of my FIL and he tries to console me at timesLOL.He whispers to my husband when I've had a bad day even though I didn't say anything.He has neuropathy too in both legs so we have so much in common.He offers me his cane when I take him to the Drs. because it's down several steps and sometimes the knees don't want to work.We're a pair I tell you.It's so sad but true so I have to laugh.What else can I do?
  9. sisland

    sisland New Member


    cute story!! My Dad had a stroke many years ago and has a lame right leg and hand! but still walks without a cane (if you can imagine) so when we are walking togeather it's kind of commicial too!!..............................Doesn't it amaze you what some older folks go through and still they keep on going??
  10. kaiasmom

    kaiasmom New Member

    I'm only 26, but I feel about 85. In fact, my husband's 82 year old grandmother feels way better than I do! It is a little embarassing.

  11. code34me

    code34me New Member

    but feel so much older than that! I have a 3 year old son and a 13 year old daughter. I am thinking OMG when I take my son to kindergarden they are going to think I am his grandma and the other moms are going to be so young, bubbly and all chit chatty! I am going to be like bye I am going home to take a nap now! LOL!

    Take care of you! Codey

    P.S. FM/CFS person here.
    [This Message was Edited on 04/27/2006]
  12. Ranigar

    Ranigar Member

    So you know what I'm talking about.Dad came to live with us in Jan. around the same time as my DX and maybe there was a reason.He has probably kept me going.If I didn't have to care for him and keep him active I think I'ld have curled up in bed all day but if he can get around then it motivates me to do as much as I can even if it's not always as much as him even.
  13. UnicornK

    UnicornK New Member

    I'm only 46, but I walk like I'm...well, old! I even have handicapped plates on my car. People see me pull up and I'll get a dirty look until I get out of the car. Then they look kinda of embarrassed. LOL

    Sometimes I use a cane also. An 85 year old friend gave me hers. LOL I cracked up, but now she uses a walker. I hope she doesn't give me that! LOL

    Gotta keep a sense of humor about it.

    God Bless.
  14. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    but I feel like I'm in the geriatric years. I'm envious when I see old grandpas twice my age out for a walk in the park. To go to the park, I need a wheelchair!
  15. rosemarie

    rosemarie Member

    Accourding to my Mom { since she is the one who birthed me and would know when I was born} I am 50 years old. Although It upsets me that my mother gets around , has a job, can get up off the ground, and walks more than me. And she is 78 and has several things wrong with her,she has had blood clots in her lungs, uoknown bleeding . She is on coumidin and pregnzone and other meds and still she feels better than I do most days, she is able to work for 4 hours a day and I have been told NO more working for you.

    So I guess that I feel most days around 79+ and on bad days I am really OLD 100 I would say.
  16. MamaR

    MamaR New Member

    I haven't been here much don't think that we have met. But, just in case we haven't.....Greetings!

    Well, I have thought about this. I am 54 this October...and I don't know how old a 54 year old person is suppose to feel like, but, I never dreamed that I would feel this bad at this age!

    I see women in their 70's and 80's doing things that I can't do! This drives me batty!! I have always loved to be active, and that is the worst part....I guess.

  17. Smiffy

    Smiffy Member

    I'm 54 too but feel well over 100.
  18. kriket

    kriket New Member

    what my grandmother says she feels like. She is 89. I am 28.

  19. nanarose

    nanarose New Member

    this is my 1st day on the message board, and i feel old, too. i'm 44, but feel at least 74. and my mom is only 64, but she's 100 x's more active than me. she works 2 jobs, about 60 hrs. a week, and i had to quit work 10mos. ago., i used to work 2 jobs too. i can't even pick up my 3yr old granddaughter, and barely can pick up my 1yr old grandbaby. that sucks more than anything! trying to stay upbeat. wish it wasn't so hard to handle!
    but glad to see others that i can relate too! [This Message was Edited on 04/27/2006]
  20. gerrijohnson315

    gerrijohnson315 New Member

    I am 35 and it discourages me that my 75 year old Grandmother walks faster then I do sometimes. She walks 3 miles everyday and I have days I am lucky to walk to my car. It is very frustrating to have been a very active person, with 12 & 14 yr old boys, who are involved in sports & theater. I used to be out on the field with them, but now I can't. It's amazing how this disease messes with your mind just as much as your body.

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