Im going grey as

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    May 03, 2013 11:38 AM GMT
    Just shaved my head, its a thing we do on the remote mines of West Oz,

    My god, I don't really mind but I'm going grey as! by years end I think i'll be fully grey.

    My youth, my youth its going.

    What's happening to you/ your body as you get older that's not so much a problem or an issue but more of a reminder that the years are going by so fast!

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    May 03, 2013 11:52 AM GMT
    Both the bit that's left on my head and my beard (and actually my chest) just keep getting more and more gray.

    I say bring it on!
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    May 03, 2013 11:58 AM GMT
    oops is it Gray not Grey?

    EDIT:Just checked its a US UK English thing, both are fine

    My balls went grey/gray years ago so been shaving ever since, I unfortunately am not a hairy man, with a gorgeous hairy arse or chest (like some)
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    May 03, 2013 12:12 PM GMT
    yiboz said
    What's happening to you/your body as you get older that's not so much a problem or an issue but more of a reminder that the years are going by so fast!

    Well of course the gray hair, although mine didn't hit until 53, just a few strays I could pluck before that. But in 5 years my beard went from jet black to nearly all white, my hair to salt & pepper, which it still is. Yeah, these things can happen fast. icon_sad.gif

    Other changes also involve hair: lost most of the hair on my legs, while gaining it on my back and upper arms beginning around 45, then strangely losing it again in my late 50s. Also got hair on the tops of my ears that I have to shave daily, and inside my ear canals that I have to pluck. And I get hairs on the ridge of my nose. All of which means more grooming time & effort, and I begin to feel like a wolfman character.

    Do you need reading glasses yet? That also hit me suddenly, at your age in fact. I was already wearing eyeglasses for distant vision, so by switching to progressive (no lines) lenses there hasn't been that great of a change in how I see or in added inconvenience, nor in my outward appearance.

    Other things get into the medical problems that can be more than reminders, so I won't mention them, though they certainly function as reminders of aging, too.
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    May 03, 2013 12:18 PM GMT
    ART_DECO said
    yiboz said
    What's happening to you/your body as you get older that's not so much a problem or an issue but more of a reminder that the years are going by so fast!

    Well of course the gray hair, although mine didn't hit until 53, just a few strays I could pluck before that. But in 5 years my beard went from jet black to nearly all white, my hair to salt & pepper, which it still is. Yeah, these things can happen fast. icon_sad.gif

    Other changes also involve hair: lost most of the hair on my legs, while gaining it on my back and upper arms beginning around 45, then strangely losing it again in my late 50s. Also got hair on the tops of my ears that I have to shave daily, and inside my ear canals that I have to pluck. And I get hairs on the ridge of my nose. All of which means more grooming time & effort, and I begin to feel like a wolfman character.

    Do you need reading glasses yet? That also hit me suddenly, at your age in fact. I was already wearing eyeglasses for distant vision, so by switching to progressive (no lines) lenses there hasn't been that great of a change in how I see or in added inconvenience, nor in my outward appearance.

    Other things get into the medical problems and can be more than reminders, so I won't mention them, though they certainly function as reminders of aging, too.


    yes my ability to read without glasses went. OMG lol my older freinds told that it would happen and it did. It seems to have happened overnight lol
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    May 03, 2013 12:36 PM GMT
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    yes my ability to read without glasses went. OMG lol my older freinds told that it would happen and it did. It seems to have happened overnight lol

    Mine happened in a single day, or at least how I perceived it. I'd been camping alongide a lake for a week, and drove into town for groceries. First thing I noticed was a STOP sign was blurry. Inside the supermarket I couldn't read the signs over the aisles, to find what I wanted. Yet I could read the labels on the items themselves just fine.

    A few days later I was back on base and went to see a military eye doctor, since the problem was continuing. When he said I needed bifocals at 43 I wouldn't believe him, since I could see fine close up, it was my distant vision. His explanation was that my lenses, now becoming inflexible with age, were getting "stuck" in a near vision focus, and couldn't relax to their distant vision state.

    Muscles pull the lenses to focus up close, but natural elasticity lets them return to distant vision. Having lost that elasticity, the muscles could still strain to produce close focus, but then the lenses got stuck there, causing blurry distant vision.

    It seemed counterintuitive to me, but the doctor assured me that bifocals would resolve the problem. And my eye's lenses would eventually become completely rigid in their distant focus attitude, anyway. And he was right.
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    May 03, 2013 12:47 PM GMT
    I love my grey hair, earned every single one of those mother fuckers... of course they are only in my beard and on my upper chest.
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    May 03, 2013 2:40 PM GMT
    Lol at this thread, we needed a thread for old(er) guys to complain about old(er) guy stuff. Younguns, STFU.

    I've got gray on my uppper chest, and those few strands on my head are multiplying. They're wirier and coarser, so I have to get my hair cut more often. Plus my hairline in the front has started to recede.

    The reading vision went at least 7 years ago, suddenly I couldn't read in the Metro. But multifocal contacts mostly took care of that problem
    Horrible cholesterol problems, inching my way into medication, for the moment I have a medicine chest full of supplements..
    A muppet-sounding skin condition called "Grover's Disease" - that happens to old(er) white men. When it breaks out it's like poison ivy on your chest that doesn't go away. No cure, no known cause, no effective treatments.
    Second round of physical therapy for shoulder impingement, and the ortho is making noises about surgery.
    .

    On the other hand:

    I'm in the best shape of my life.
    I love my job.
    I love my spouse.
    I love my kitties and doggy.
    I love my friends.
    I love our house and farm.

    I wouldn't go back.
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    May 03, 2013 3:22 PM GMT
    Aging is very weird to me because inside myself I feel *much* younger than I actually am. For many years I'd look at my face in the mirror every morning and think, who the hell IS that? By this point I've kind of gotten used to it. I still 'feel' younger than I am and I'm as horny now as I ever was which kind of sucks because I'm not as attractive as I used to be. Most guys aren't into wrinkles and age spots. icon_confused.gif
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    May 03, 2013 3:23 PM GMT
    MikeW saidAging is very weird to me because inside myself I feel *much* younger than I actually am. For many years I'd look at my face in the mirror every morning and think, who the hell IS that? By this point I've kind of gotten used to it. I still 'feel' younger than I am and I'm as horny now as I ever was which kind of sucks because I'm not as attractive as I used to be. Most guys aren't into wrinkles and age spots. icon_confused.gif


    Try Retin A. It works on both of those. icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 03, 2013 3:36 PM GMT
    We were at Walgreen last night, picking up one of his prescriptions, and he asked if I wanted or needed anything adding, with his tone off dislike, "Beard dye".
    Yeah, I started dyeing it a few months back. Funny, though he didn't notice right away, then said he didn't like it.
    Thought it was cool, as it actually started coming in silver in my twenty's; not so cool now.
    Of course, I snarled: "No, I have plenty...do they make it for chest hair?"
    I quickly discovered where the line in the sand is.
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    May 03, 2013 3:46 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidWe were at Walgreen last night, picking up one of his prescriptions, and he asked if I wanted or needed anything adding, with his tone off dislike, "Beard dye".
    Yeah, I started dyeing it a few months back. Funny, though he didn't notice right away, then said he didn't like it.
    Thought it was cool, as it actually started coming in silver in my twenty's; not so cool now.
    Of course, I snarled: "No, I have plenty...do they make it for chest hair?"
    I quickly discovered where the line in the sand is.



    A bickering couple picking up prescriptions at Walgreens : You know you're old when... icon_lol.gif

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    May 03, 2013 3:47 PM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidWe were at Walgreen last night, picking up one of his prescriptions, and he asked if I wanted or needed anything adding, with his tone off dislike, "Beard dye".
    Yeah, I started dyeing it a few months back. Funny, though he didn't notice right away, then said he didn't like it.
    Thought it was cool, as it actually started coming in silver in my twenty's; not so cool now.
    Of course, I snarled: "No, I have plenty...do they make it for chest hair?"
    I quickly discovered where the line in the sand is.


    are you dying it completely or using the new touch of grey dye that they have
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    May 03, 2013 4:21 PM GMT
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    A bickering couple picking up prescriptions at Walgreens : You know you're old when... icon_lol.gif


    lol...didn't get any better in the car later: supposedly I was flirting with the obvious "family" check out guy.



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    are you dying it completely or using the new touch of grey dye that they have


    Started with the touch of grey--thinks that's why he didn't notice, but found I had to do it more often, so went with 'completely', have to work with the time you leave it on to get the right effect--go darker than you think you'll need, you can scrub it off to get it lighter, and don't tell, but it does work on chest hair.
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    May 03, 2013 4:29 PM GMT
    yiboz saidoops is it Gray not Grey?

    EDIT:Just checked its a US UK English thing, both are fine

    My balls went grey/gray years ago so been shaving ever since, I unfortunately am not a hairy man, with a gorgeous hairy arse or chest (like some)


    It for sure spells Grey , Yankees doesn't know how to spell words , they are removing letters from words ( odour/odor , neighbour/neighbor etc ...) replace letters ( arse/ass , sulphur/sulfur ) ....Hahaha , i am just joking ...icon_biggrin.gif
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    dustin_K_tx saidWe were at Walgreen last night, picking up one of his prescriptions, and he asked if I wanted or needed anything adding, with his tone off dislike, "Beard dye".
    Yeah, I started dyeing it a few months back. Funny, though he didn't notice right away, then said he didn't like it.
    Thought it was cool, as it actually started coming in silver in my twenty's; not so cool now.
    Of course, I snarled: "No, I have plenty...do they make it for chest hair?"
    I quickly discovered where the line in the sand is.

    A bickering couple picking up prescriptions at Walgreens : You know you're old when... icon_lol.gif

    OMG yes! I hope we don't bicker too much at Walgreens, but we do get our prescriptions together, and there's a few we can share, good for when one of us runs out. And we share most of the same doctors, including our GP, and schedule our office visits at the same time. Often we're even in the room for each other's exam, like yesterday at his cardiologist's.

    Yeah, you know you're both getting old when... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 03, 2013 4:34 PM GMT
    Lol, a few months ago I was home in Texas visiting family, and went to the Tom Thumb (Safeway everywhere else) for something. Two gay guys walked in, bickering about something, and as they parted in sinde the door, one of them snapped at the other, "Don't forget my minoxidil this time." icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 03, 2013 4:35 PM GMT
    We are all going the way of all flesh, and shall surely wither and die.

    But in the meantime, just enjoy the days alotted to us all. Eat right, play hard, rest well, and don't let the grey get to your head in any way.

    Lord knows I'm not a fan of the increasing amount of silver frost in my hair, but I'll adjust to it. Besides, certain twink/college guys seem to like it for reasons I don't fully fathom.

    One thing I've given up on is trying to dye it back to its younger colour as I remember running into some 60-year old who had overdone his colouring and looked so fake it was laughable.
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    May 03, 2013 4:35 PM GMT
    you know you are getting old when your bum goes flat.
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    May 03, 2013 5:10 PM GMT
    Upper_Cdn saidyou know you are getting old when your bum goes flat.

    squats ... lots and lots and lots of squats
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    May 03, 2013 6:03 PM GMT
    Upper_Cdn saidyou know you are getting old when your bum goes flat.


    dang it--I had convinced myself it was all the time on the Mt. Bike.
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    May 03, 2013 6:13 PM GMT
    Try being gray and allergic to beard dyes. Suddenly you skip a decade.
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    May 03, 2013 6:24 PM GMT
    I just started having to shave every day... ugh getting old is rough, am I right?

    But really that 50/50 grey or dark grey look is really fuckin hot, none of you should be dying it. NONE.
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    May 03, 2013 6:49 PM GMT
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    buttface saidI just started having to shave every day... ugh getting old is rough, am I right?

    But really that 50/50 grey or dark grey look is really fuckin hot, none of you should be dying it. NONE.

    Unfortunately there's only one of you.....and so, so many of us. icon_cry.gif

    Polygamy is legal right?