@JC said in Aging:
@NTA said in Aging:
Back on Aging: someone mentined having to get up to pee in the middle of the night. I now try to avoid any form of caffeine after 3PM and even stop water and other fluids after dinner. But at 4AM I'm still getting a kick from the bladder?
Think I need to exercise more. In my 30s when I got fit, I don't remember having any issues sleeping through the night.
Guys. Prostate check. Get it done. No joke, just get it done.
Completely agree @JC
As my Uncle passed away from it, my Father has it (along with dementia) and is being treated and managed but at age 77 he is more likely to die from other age related illnesses (especially the dementia) rather than the prostate cancer getting him and finally, my brother at 44 was diagnosed,
He had the new robot aided surgery and the after hasn't been fun for him and his wife.
Only just now, 3 years later can he get an erection with just the phizer rizer (blue pill). Previously, he had to take the blue pill plus inject some other drug directly into the old fella. Can you imagine just how much guts that takes, inject directly into the penis!!!
Needless to say, there sex life wasn't great the past three years but is improving now.
Aging certainly sucks. At age 52, like others have said, often having to rise in the middle of the morning to pee, then it's shite to get back to sleep.
Recovery from a decent session is now measured in weeks rather than hours (20's) and days (40's).
Funnily, like a previous poster wrote, my knees which gave me heaps of troubles throughout my late 30's and 40's are now fine but my wife, who is 9 years younger is often complaining of her knees bothering her.
Currently suffering from the rather unpleasant effects of an auto-immune disease, mesenteric panniculitis, which I've likely had for many years but is expressing itself much worse these days due to the body not being able to cope as well when you age.
Supermarkets, interesting topic. I've lived in Sydney (North Sydney these days to be precise) for 25 odd years and my observations as to the quality of produce is that it varies wildly. Depending on where you live and whether said supermarket has any local competition, you can get utterly shite but expensive produce or you can live in an area where the three big names, Coles, Woolies and Aldi are all in competition and prices will be down and quality up.
Funnily, I've also found some of the more affluent areas have some of the worst quality produce.
One thing I've always noted on my trips to NZ is that the shopping seems cheaper, certainly the alcohol is(!!!), the quality generally better but the range more limited.
Especially if you are shopping for in season produce, NZ rocks, Aus not so much. For example (or as per @NTA's latin lesson e.g.) we rarely buy apples from the supermarkets. They will be floury. soft and lacking in any flavour. Often, the are cold storage from the previous years.
However, it should be noted that some new apple varieties to hit the Aussie shelves such as the Jazz apple are actually seasonal from the supermarkets.
I can also say we hardly ever buy a orange for similar reasons, dry and often awful tasting.
Now to booze, as alluded to earlier, I'm like a kid in a candy store when walking into any NZ supermarket. All those awesome craft beers at prices which we pay for dross here! And yes, I am a real craft beer piston wristed gibbon, sans beard and beer gut.
The killer is, I was in Taupo last year for my cousins wedding, went to the supermarket to buy some beers and found that James Squires beers, brewed just across the bridge in Camperdown, are cheaper by half in NZ than in Sydney... now that right there was a WTF moment!