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In my mind, I’m still young, still thin, and still agile. In my body, I’m feeling my age.

The simple task of putting away dishes have my joints complaining. I can’t take stairs two at a time any longer, but instead have to pull my old bones up with help from handrails. I’m not reduced to plodding along with a cane, but do need a lift sometimes to get out of a low chair.

It sucks getting older.

It’s not so much the slower pace I have to take that’s bothersome, it’s that loud Rice Krispies crunching that’s most annoying.

The 100 Word Challenge is to tell a story in only 100 words. This week’s theme is ‘Age’

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    • It was that sound, which had frightened my young son at the time, that compelled me to seek medical attention…. which then led to a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. I couldn’t sneak up on anyone or anything either.

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  1. I feel your pain. The imagery is great and the word “Sucks” is the perfect one for the aging process. Sometimes I look at my mom , who is nearing 70 and slowing down a bit and wondering “why is she lagging behind?” when in reality I remember her at MY AGE now. Oy.

    Add on the fibromyalgia with me and there are many achy days…thank goodness for Motrin. ;)

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  2. Doesn’t that suck! I still think I’m in my 20s … 30s tops. It doesn’t look that way in the mirror either. One day when the hearing finally fails, so will the creaks and pops. :)

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  3. Snap, crackle, pop! My daughter is in her 20’s and already has popping knees, so it’s not always aging. My joints are pretty quiet, but early onset arthritis runs in my family so I’ve had pain in my joints that started in my late 20’s. But I totally resonate with “in my mind” vs “in my body”.

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  4. Spot on. I will get up to do something and my knees or back or whatever will creak/pop and I’ll look at my wife and kids and say “did you hear that!”

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