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Offline Daisy55

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Re: Older age with HA
« Reply #50 on: April 06, 2014, 05:43:02 PM »
Thank you 2jrts.    I appreciate the helps

Any others 50 and up, join the Wire group if you would like.
Now we just need to start talking.  lol

I think we have a group chat box too. 
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Re: Older age with HA
« Reply #51 on: April 06, 2014, 07:13:39 PM »
Here is my immediate issue. I am having a mammogram tomorrow and it is the first in two years. The reason is, i had a false positive two years ago and have been turned off ever since. I am going to be worried until I get my results. Ahhhh!
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Re: Older age with HA
« Reply #52 on: April 07, 2014, 06:04:04 AM »
First of all - what is the wire thing everyone is talking about?

I don't have as much time to come on here as I wish I did, which may be a good thing but I so much do want to talk to others my age who are afflicted with this terrible fear.  I think of it more as health depression than health anxiety because whenever I am faced with a possible disease I get extremely depressed, not anxious.

I also find my disease of fear changing as I get older.  It used to be mostly cancer, but now as I start getting "symptoms of aging" I also fear things such as heart disease and ALS, two biggies that are going on right now.

Another is the fear of dementia which I am sure I have right now.  I am not sure if the dementia is from Alz's or some other disease going on but I feel so befuddled and confused sometimes, the right words come to me, etc.  And my handwriting has gone downhill tremendously - I remember reading an article a couple years which said that can be an early sign of alz's.  I am so not ready for getting older.

Greend - good luck with your mammo.  I hope they will be able to give you the results right then and there so you don't have to suffer through the torture of waiting. 
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Re: Older age with HA
« Reply #53 on: April 07, 2014, 08:25:58 AM »
Thanks for the good wishes elethorpe. I am in Canada, and we normally don 't get our results immediately. I will have to wait for some radiologist to look at it. I really do have to learn patience.

I am not sure what this wire thing is.
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Re: Older age with HA
« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2014, 10:53:23 AM »
I agree that a Board for over 50's would be great.

I just turned 62.  I agree with the other comments that we can no longer use the excuse that we are too young for certain illnesses.  On the contrary, we are in or approaching "Prime Time" for health issues.  We're those "older" folks the health insurers don't like, for good reason.  We cost them a lot more in claims.

My most recent aches and pains, it turns out, relate to kidney stones confirmed by CT scan of the abdomen/pelvis and a cystoscope (not as bad as I'd feared).  Urologist said kidney stones my size (1 inch) take years to develop and now the biggest needs to come out surgically.  So, it's no longer only health anxiety at my age, it is health issue realty.  And I still have my health anxiety, now related to the recent X-ray and pelvis CT on top of all the other abdominal X-rays I've had over the years for Crohns Disease. 

So, yes, health anxiety still exists and even worsens after age 50, if you ask me.
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Re: Older age with HA
« Reply #55 on: April 09, 2014, 07:03:43 PM »
I am over 50 too and think that one problem with aging is that all blood tests, scans, doctor visits, etc, will have something wrong, so we never really get a break from the HA. Right now I am dealing with high liver enzymes (being sent for an liver ultrasound), and a few months back it was an ovarian cyst and menopause. Add to that routine colonoscopies, ekgs, mammograms, and my always present high cholesterol, and I feel like I never get a break from the worry. And don't forget all the little pains and creaks and things not working perfectly due to age. It is seriously mentally exhausting. I wonder how other people are able to just shrug and ignore it. I can sometimes convince my rational brain to relax but my subconscious makes the low level background worry a constant (with occasional flares of panic of course). Sigh.
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Re: Older age with HA
« Reply #56 on: April 09, 2014, 07:40:57 PM »
I started the 50+  in the Wire section of AZ.   IT looks like we have a chat there too.  Not a forum board section though.
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Re: Older age with HA
« Reply #57 on: April 09, 2014, 07:46:50 PM »
A common thread seems that as we age they keep finding something or a nothing something.   Me too.
With HA, that is never helpful, as then we think about it all.


I don't think we could have a board or forum section alone. 
The Wire is like an AZ ***** in a way.  To the right top of the main AZ page is Check Out Anxiety Wire Zone.  Click on that and it will take you there.  Sign in with your usual AZ log in.  Go to the top bar where it  says More.  Click on that and you will see 50+ to choose to click on.

The **** is the censore.   fase book
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Re: Older age with HA
« Reply #58 on: April 10, 2014, 01:43:04 PM »
With so many of us 50+  having common thoughts and concerns, I hope we can talk in AZ Wire.  There is a spot for discussion.  Feel free to start.  And we have a chat box too.   
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Re: Older age with HA
« Reply #59 on: April 10, 2014, 02:04:10 PM »
I tried to sign in to the wire using my regular email and password and it isn't accepting it. Is anyone else having problems?
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