Irrational Aging Fears – What are yours?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Twyla_Smith:  On the vanity end, I worry about getting an even thicker middle than I already have.  I’m not overweight by any means but I’ve always carried pudge in my stomach, and I’m super self conscious about it.  I also worry about saggy boobs–mine aren’t little and they’re bound to fall to my belly button eventually.

But more than the appearance stuff, I worry about things like dementia and not being able to take care of myself.  Those are the things that actually terrify me.

Post # 4
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Twyla_Smith:  I would really hate to have vericous veins but I know they can be fixed.

I work with the geriatric population exclusively in a medical office and there would be too many things to list about possible problems down the road. I just try and look at it as ‘when I get there, the treatments will be better’. (fingers crossed)

Post # 5
9526 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m only 30 and I have fairly ucky joint pain with I’m in the same position too long or when I’m doing things that are very active, so I shudder to think what I’ll feel like in another 30 years.

Post # 6
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m TERRIFIED I’m going to be incontinent! I have no basis for the fear, aside from that my Mother has a weak bladder from childbirth (I was an extremely traumatic birth)

Post # 7
1817 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2

IBS seems to run in my family so I’m dreading that. Also dreading putting on weight post 35 or whenever and more eye wrinkles.

I am however looking forward to bring a proud mum/grandma and owning my own place, do aging’s not so bad!

Post # 8
1826 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

No…none. I’m 43 and I plan on spending my time enjoying life not worrying about things that I cannot control (or should I say will not control in this day and age).

I would rather age gracefully…wrinkles and all then look like the ‘stretched’ celebrities out there!

Post # 9
2305 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I guess I’m nervous about saggy boobs… and how my tummy is gonna recover post-babies.

Post # 10
2915 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

I don’t know if it is irrational, but I certainly spend a lot of time worrying about wrinkles. I have so many anti aging creams. I wonder if they are working ha.

Post # 11
3735 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Twyla_Smith:  You can get a lobectomy much easier than a face lift. I wouldn’t sweat the lobe thing but I do see it. It definitely limits earring options later in life.

Post # 12
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I think I’m going to be a really strange looking old lady. All the old ladies I’ve ever seen are short and have their white/gray hair cut short and permed. I’m hugely tall at 6’1″ and I’ve never in my life had short hair, except as a baby. I’m going to look deformed, I just know it. 

Post # 13
8498 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t have many fears vanity-wise.  But I would be afraid of not being able to take care of myself or alzheimer’s (luckily I have no family history of either).  I also want to stay in shape, but I know if I keep it up throughout my life there is no reason I can’t be in good shape at 80.

Post # 14
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

@Twyla_Smith:  On the vanity side I fear saggy elbows. I lotion my elbows every day to prevent it as best I can.

Post # 15
5392 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

I don’t have any fears, and should escape a lot of common problems because I’m not having children. Similarly, putting on weight doesn’t concern me as you can just diet; I plan on staying roughly the same weight I am now through a healthy diet and exercise.

If I ever feel very very unhappy with anything, I would consider cosmetic surgery to fix it; I think we are fortunate to live in a time where we don’t have to just put up with things if we don’t want to (my mum recently had face-lift surgery as she was extremely unhappy with her jaw-line and neck; money very well spent IMPO as she feels a lot more confident, has started wearing her hair up for the first time in years, etc).

My concerns about aging tend to be more in terms of finances/savings, and physical health.

Post # 16
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Well, I am 45 and don’t have any fears because aging is part of life… I try to keep a young attitude, dress cute and keep it moving… Luckiy for me, I have good genes, so we have a tendancy to look younger than we are.  Would like to lose a few pounds, that’s why I am back to excercising… I celebrate all 15 gray hairs and I am not dying them, I celebrate my little pooch belly and love the fact that my man loves me just the way I am,  even got a little arthiritus, can really feel it when it starts to rain.. but none the less I am thankfulful for all of my years of wisdom.

and FYI my earring hole is starting to strech.. but it hasnt stopped me from wearing my big earrings.

so no fears here.

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