I am banging on once more on the downside of aging. If your are under fifty read no further....I have no wish to depress anyone!
For my age I'm not too bad! I can still walk a fair way, I sleep well and cook and eat well.....but some parts are going the way of all flesh!
I've always worn specs even before the kind optician told me it was downhill all the way once I was 40!
I do turn the sound up on the TV most nights now....but I am told its not serious.....
My main problem is my memory! I forget names and other important things to an embarrassing degree. Usually I can bluff my way out of an encounter with someone I married but whose name has disappeared into the ether!
The most recent memory lapse is not just embarrassing it's also a bit worrying.
Before going away for two months I locked up various things, my will, the stocks and shares etc....I wrote on the notepad on my iPhone where I'd left the key!
Fine....that bit worked well....
Last week I kept finding things in the fridge that had gone slightly off! A bottle of milk was solid by the time I tried to use it.......it took nearly two weeks before I remembered! Before going away I'd turned it off!
I don't usually turn the fridge off because it stands over a freezer compartment. But this time I did.....kind people had put various items in to welcome us home and I just forgot!
Not just embarrassing but potentially dangerous.....food poisoning a possibility so I've now chucked out anything slightly dodgy!
Old age is not for wimps.