My World Is Getting Smaller

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  1. Bill Boggs

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    Thanks for reading but realized after reading it over again its not it's not all that swift or appropriate.Maybe too gloomy and should be thought about for some time before exposing to daylight. Didn't feel too good about saying all that stuff when it wasn't true. After all I'm a man of conscience, a retired boxer, trying to find a new occupation . My, my. it is getting late, isn't it. Have a good sabbath, Cheers.
     
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    My mom lived like that the last few years. She died last June of respiratory failure and complications of emphysema.

    She started out being on oxygen just a few times a day and then in the last two years she was on it 24/7.

    She was very active until then. If not for her emphysema she'd probably still be alive...she had no other health issues. She was 83.
     
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    @Bill Boggs , so sorry, not really sure how to respond, but hope that each day you find a bit of energy to smile, and
    be happy with what you can do. Take care.
     
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    You could have said "Hey, you old goat, don't blame me for your problems."
     
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    I know several who never smoked and still have breathing issues. But I understand your need to tickle the keys:p
     
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    Bill, the best part of being on a senior forum is that we have something
    in common that has to do with our 'golden years'.

    At our age, we can recall the same things, the same feelings for the time we grew up in.

    If you are on another site with one type of interest, you'd chat with people of all ages, from
    very young to very old.

    We are a select group. We share a certain 'time', so we have a base to work from.

    I think we tend to get more personal. When one of us post, we generally can relate.
    We may be going through it or something similar.

    For me, reading the 'Good Morning' thread helps me get going in the morning.
    Seeing a picture posted or a song they are listening to, helps me see that I'm not
    the only one trying to get through this thing called " Growing OLD".

    When I'm feeling down or out of sorts, I'll log on to the site and things just seem to get better.
    If you would have told me in my 40's that I would be a part of a Senior Forum, I would have laughed.

    So, you just keep on posting and we'll keep on reading.
     
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    @Bill Boggs , your original post could have been written by my late DH. He had COPD for many years. He was able to help me in the kitchen right up until the last. He thought that what he did was not enough but, believe me, it helped a lot.

    When he passed away, it was not from COPD but from some kind of antibiotic resistant bacterial lung infection.

    One thing that he enjoyed was going to Walmart and just sitting on one of the benches there. There were several old men who did that. People that they knew would stop and chat for a while. Sooner or later, everybody goes to Walmart. :D
     
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    @Bill Boggs ..hey Bill ...your world may be getting smaller...however me butt is getting bigger :D:D:D:D:D:p:p:p:p
     
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    Just knew you were going to say welcome to my world
     
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    Butt, butt, butt, Gloria, that's a lotta butt. :D
     
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    @Bill Boggs
    You're a light shining in the darkness to me, I truly enjoy people posting their thoughts
    So pleased you are enjoying the forum, we sure do enjoy your participation :)
     
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    Yeah, it happens.
     
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    Actually when I stumbled onto here I was looking for an ill reputed abode. So why do the English drink so much tea?
     
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    Hey, it sounds good to me. I'm always looking for something to say,
    combing the backroads of my mind for something that'll make my pen
    glide smoothly or my fingers slide along the keyboard, meaning I
    know a little of which I speak. I appreciate your comments, Tim.
     
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    Oooer Bill - there's plenty of them places out there, this definitely ain't one of them
    As for 'tea' - we do love our cuppa cha, but for me - the past few years I've become more of a coffee drinker, so its
    about half and half now :)
    I 'think' the English went for tea, because the upper class made such a song an dance about it and when the likes of us
    got our hands on it, it became less of an item, although the uppers stayed with their fancy drill of serving it :p
    And don't forget the little pinkie finger when you drink it :rolleyes:
     
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