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What it's really like to get old



Published: 2018-01-17T05:30:00-08:00

 



Encouraging News: U.S. Cancer Death Rate Has Dropped. Again.

2018-01-17T05:30:00-08:00

Here's something I didn't know about cancer and I'll bet you didn't know either until now: ”...the lifetime probability of being diagnosed with the disease is slightly higher for men than for women, with adult height accounting for about a...



Cancer Treatment: It's Always Something (and a Book Giveaway)

2018-01-15T05:30:00-08:00

In a repeat from last November, I appeared at the clinic for my Wednesday chemotherapy infusion last week but when the usual blood tests came back, my red cell count was too low for treatment. The infusion was canceled and...



ELDER MUSIC: Recent Discoveries

2018-01-14T05:30:00-08:00

This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor attempts at musical presentations that I asked him to...



Sorry: No Interesting Stuff Today

2018-01-13T05:30:00-08:00

It's Friday evening as I write this and I'm just now home from the two nights in the hospital. Cancer related, of course. It was due to a repeat performance of November when I had extremely low red blood cell...



What It's Really Like to Get Old

2018-01-12T05:30:00-08:00

Here are the two winners in the random drawing announced Monday for Malcolm Nance's book, Defeating ISIS: Who They are, How They Fight, What They Believe. Two days later, I rolled the handy-dandy, online random number generator and... Drum roll...



Housekeeping Notes for This Blog

2018-01-10T05:30:00-08:00

On Saturday, TGB reader and frequent commenter, Simone, left this message in answer to a comment from Ana on a 2008 post about being old without children: ”Ronni has set the standard here. It's a safe place, and we all...



Unsettling Changes and a Book Giveaway

2018-01-08T05:30:00-08:00

Two items today – one that is probably close to universal among people past a certain age, and a second that undoubtedly has a more limited audience. Doesn't matter – it's all good. Let's start with CALVIN TRILLIN'S "ALL THUMBS"...



ELDER MUSIC: Toes Up in 2017 - Part 2

2018-01-07T05:30:00-08:00

[Toes Up in 2017 - Part 1 is here.] This Sunday Elder Music column was launched in December of 2008. By May of the following year, one commenter, Peter Tibbles, had added so much knowledge and value to my poor...



INTERESTING STUFF – 6 January 2018

2018-01-06T05:30:00-08:00

A KID'S DESCRIPTION OF OLD PEOPLE TGB reader, Marian Methner, sent this very short story about growing old and her grandson, Zeb. “My mother, who was quite 'wrinkled' would often remind me to 'use moisturizer,'” wrote Marian. “I too have...



Early January Cancer Update

2018-01-05T05:30:00-08:00

When I began chemotherapy in September, six months of treatment sounded like an eternity, not something I needed to think about for a long time. Instead, I reasoned, just show up once a week for the infusion, take the oral...