Growing Old—Death Approaches!

Are you growing older?

  • Yes, I am

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  • No, I'm getting younger

    Votes: 20 20.2%
  • Sorry, I don't understand the question

    Votes: 14 14.1%
  • I'm a Mod; I think adding silly polls to chat threads is pointless

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Floyd1

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You know how you notice things and look them up?

One of the effects of ageing, it seems, is a slower digestion.
As my diet is already about 4/5ths as fibrous as a bison's I'm not sure how to improve on it to counteract the dangers of constipation. :thought:
Er, strawberries?
 

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Just curious - what do you use the dry ice for?
That's a very good question @hunck , given that I get 18 x 10 Kg bags delivered a week. Transporting things that need to be kept frozen I suppose, researchers can also use it in a vapour trap so that solvent fumes cool to become liquid and not sucked into a pump. But if you don't use the dry ice within a couple of days, it just evaporates. Have no shortage of dry ice pellets at the moment but cannot get hold of carbon dioxide gas cylinders. Ironically seems to be a world shortage of CO2 gas.
 

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You know how you notice things and look them up?

One of the effects of ageing, it seems, is a slower digestion.
As my diet is already about 4/5ths as fibrous as a bison's I'm not sure how to improve on it to counteract the dangers of constipation. :thought:
A handful of sugar-free Haribo gummi sweets.

 

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It's no surprise that lager killed bitter with the number of rubbish bitters around in the 70's and 80's.
"Woke up in the morning with nothing to do
Decided to give meself a beer shampoo
Looked in the mirror - well fancy that !
The top of me head had gone all flat."

"Must have been Watney's"

(Fred Wedlock).
 

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Topics that are usually taboo is sex and when you are old“ constipation “.

I know there are several products on the market for constipation, but I decided to take a more natural approach.

I am eating fiber bars made out of Chicory Root Extract, soy, wheat, rice, flour, oats, barley, and corn fiber.

I hope all will work its way out.

G I impaction is actually a life and death situation.
 

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I'm not exactly constipated, just a bit less like this than usual -


:chuckle:

G I impaction is actually a life and death situation.
Yup, can be very serious as you know and older people are more likely to suffer from it. My approach is to constantly stuff myself with fruit and veg.
 

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Topics that are usually taboo is sex and when you are old“ constipation “.

I know there are several products on the market for constipation, but I decided to take a more natural approach.

I am eating fiber bars made out of Chicory Root Extract, soy, wheat, rice, flour, oats, barley, and corn fiber.

I hope all will work its way out.

G I impaction is actually a life and death situation.
Porridge. Apart from the fibre/roughage content, force of gravity can work wonders.
 

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Topics that are usually taboo is sex and when you are old“ constipation “.

I know there are several products on the market for constipation, but I decided to take a more natural approach.

I am eating fiber bars made out of Chicory Root Extract, soy, wheat, rice, flour, oats, barley, and corn fiber.

I hope all will work its way out.

G I impaction is actually a life and death situation.
Senna tea. These days it's packaged at the supermarket.
 

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As Shatner said, the enormity of the blackness of space, but I don’t plan to go to space.

Where is the Quaker Oats cereal in the cabinet ?

The Chicory Root Extract has been good.
 

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So I frequent a `Sports Bar` - not because I like sport but because it is spacious and has quick service and affordable beers. Television screens are positioned around the place so that you can't avoid them.

When they are not showing some football - and I'm always happier when they aren't -these are permanently tuned to MTV.

Now MTV is currently doing this section where they rebroadcast the `Hits of the Noughties`. So it's a raft of early Beyonce, early Justin Timberlake, the Sugarbabes, that rock track from the first Spiderman and a whole heap of rap shit. It's not my thing at all but it's all stuff that I recognise and feel sort of comfortable with. To me it's sort of...contemporary.

Except that this stuff is twenty years old. Twenty! And the show isn't aimed at me - it's for their late teen/ twentysomething viewers for whom it is a nostalgia fest, and maybe a bit of a historical curio.

So I think back to when I was a late teen/twenty something - in the Eighties. Every now and then I would borrow a cassette from the library that featured music from the sixties. Say, The New Faces, for example. In other words, music from twenty years earlier. To me in those days it felt like I was excavating some buried ancient artefact from the dim and distant past. No doubt this is how the young MTV watchers view this `contemporary` music from the noughties!


I'm not old I'm not old. Well, only a bit old. Not THAT old. Not all THAT old. Okay, quite old. Okay oldish. But I'm not like other old people. I'm differently old. Okay than, I'm old. I'm old. So what? I'm old. I'm old. Fuck!....I'm not old! I'm not old!...[Repeat]

 

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A good innings!

The world's oldest living international cricketer has celebrated her 110th birthday.

Eileen Ash played for England in the 1930s and 40s, and contested the Ashes in Australia in 1949. As well as raising a glass to celebrate with family at her care home, St John's House, Norwich, she received birthday greetings from England cricketers.

"I've been so lucky in my life and done some lovely things," said Mrs Ash, who received cards from around the world. "It's absolutely amazing. I've been very close to my family and have been very lucky to have been healthy for so long."

As well as a successful cricket career, Mrs Ash worked for MI6 during World War Two, and for a further 11 years.

She and her husband moved to Norwich to retire, and took up golf. She finally hung up her clubs at the age of 98.

She passed her driving test at 105, a feat that was filmed for ITV show 100 Year Old Driving School, and on her 106th birthday was taken for a flight in a Tiger Moth plane.

Aged 107, she was shooting hoops after opening the Eileen Ash Sports Hall at the Hewett Academy in Norwich, and said she wanted to take up martial arts.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-59102578
 

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An Alabama man nicknamed "Nimblewill Nomad" has become the oldest person to hike the entire Appalachian Trail at age 83.
‘Nimblewill Nomad,’ 83, is oldest to hike Appalachian Trail

An 83-year-old from Alabama started walking when he retired more than a quarter-century ago — and never stopped.

M.J. “Sunny” Eberhart strode into the record books Sunday as the oldest hiker to complete the Appalachian Trail.

Eberhart, known by the trail name Nimblewill Nomad, acknowledged that despite having tens of thousands of miles under his belt, the trail was tough going at his age, leading to quite a few spills on slippery rocks.

“I’ve a got a couple of skid marks on me, but I’m OK,” he said in a recent interview. “You’ve got to have an incredible resolve to do this.”

He hiked the trail out of order, in sections, to take advantage of optimal weather, and had already completed northern sections including Maine’s Mount Katahdin. He completed his final section in western Massachusetts, in the town of Dalton, in the same year in which a 5-year-old became among the youngest to complete the feat. ...

Joining Eberhart for the finish was the former record holder, Dale “Greybeard” Sanders, who lives outside Memphis, Tennessee. He completed the hike at age 82 in 2017. He’s not sad to see the record fall.

“My dear friend Nimblewill is taking my record away from me, and I’m happy for him. Records are made to be broken,” Sanders said. ...
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/lifestyl...labama-maine-07890eda2a8dc653bb69c68629e20a8f
 

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Motitech should make him their spokesman.

Kenneth Judd may be 99-years-old, but he is a cycling tour de force.

The almost centenarian last month gained a silver medal in a global cycling competition that had more than 5,000 entrants. To win second place Mr Judd pedalled 2,348 miles (3,779 km) over 26 days. That's an average of more than 90 miles per 24 hours, a distance that many of us of a younger age couldn't cycle in one day, let alone for another 25 in a row.

While he cycled, Mr Judd was able to enjoy quiet country lanes in his native Yorkshire, and the Lake District. Yet he was actually moving on the spot, using a high-tech exercise bike at a care home in Warwickshire.

Now in its fifth year, the worldwide event is called Road Worlds For Seniors. Open to elderly people, and those with dementia, participants cycle on stationary bikes made by Norwegian firm Motitech. The cycling machines are connected to a laptop or other computer, which in turn is linked to a TV or monitor. So when the user cycles they see themselves moving through the scenery on the screen.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-59317505
 

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Good news! Vid at link.

Rochdale veteran, 96, presented with new medals after theft​

A World War Two veteran has been presented with replacement medals after his original ones were stolen.

Ninety-six-year-old Jim Marland, from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, was surprised at half-time at a Rochdale AFC match. The medals had been donated by a fellow veteran after he saw an appeal on social media.

Mr Marland said he wanted to thank everyone who had "been so nice".

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-manchester-59411075
 
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