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Today I turn 50. What is ahead of me is a mystery....

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posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 10:59 AM
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Well, I'm 50. Big whoop. I made it this far, been through 4 career changes, 7 moves of residence, and a late life stint in college to stay ahead of the curve to continue to provide for my family. I've been through numerous surgeries, and family crisis' including managing my school time through my dad's losing battle with Alzheimer's disease, my working time through my mom's recent (and continuous) battle with cancer, and my working time through my father-in-laws' battle (losing some toes in the process) with advanced diabetes. So, I will stop looking back and now begin to look forward.

What lies ahead?
What challenges will we (me and family) have thrust upon us that we must overcome?

I don't know. But, I will refuse to succumb to them, and will fight them head on one-by-one.

To steal a phrase, "I will not go gentle into that goodnight!"


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posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 11:07 AM
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!



posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 11:09 AM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

Happy Birthday!



posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 11:11 AM
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Happy Birthday!... It's also my birthday today as well, so I've just turned 22. I still have a lot ahead of me, and I still feel more mature than my peers.

May this day be a good one for you (and for myself as well)



posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 11:12 AM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

Happy birthday!!!!! You have lived such a life already, imagine how much more prepared you are for the future. The future can only be brighter because you are aware and have so very much to offer younger people who are trying to understand and cope.

Yeah the body gets more troublesome but I love getting older. This body is but a shell.

Happy, happy birthday! Hope it's an awesome one.




posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 11:13 AM
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"I will not go gentle into that goodnight!

You are ONLY 50! My husbands grandfather died recently at 95 and he lived active and well all those years, you may be only at the halfway point!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY and very best wishes for you in the coming years, it sounds like you have done well so far!



posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 11:13 AM
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originally posted by: VoidFire
a reply to: Krakatoa

Happy Birthday!... It's also my birthday today as well, so I've just turned 22. I still have a lot ahead of me, and I still feel more mature than my peers.

May this day be a good one for you (and for myself as well)


Then a Happy Day to you as well. All I can offer is advice for you going forward in life. Do not take anything for granted, seize the opportunities as they arrive, and never let life get the best of you. Fight it with perseverance and zeal.



posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 11:15 AM
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At about the age of 50, it comes earlier or later for some people, there is a change in metabolism that requires an adaptation to the diet. This depends on enzymes you have a reduction in. Now you will need to search for a new appropriate food selection to maintain the same health level at this time. We have cycles in life, our DNA does control this. Other changes occur around your mid teens, your late teens to early twenties, and a little after thirty. The one at thirty is easier to adjust to than the one around fifty because we get set in our ways the older we get. If you do not adjust, you start getting forgetful and can't handle stress as well. This leads to a deterioration of health.

Other than that, I wouldn't believe in half the preventive medicines doctors push, just modify the diet and you should be all right. Our digestion gets slower around fifty, so eating boiled spinach or pickled beets can help a little. Other veggies also contain betaines. Either that or try taking betaine supplements or TMG supplements occasionally if you eat a lot of meat in a meal. This helps some people. It helps with inflammation for a lot of people.



posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 11:21 AM
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Thanks everyone. I do have one thing to say looking ahead in the future years.

Someone,somewhere, better find and present incontrovertible scientific evidence of life outside this little blue ball before I leave it behind. Life, any life even a bacterium would suffice. I am sick of blurry photos, obvious hoaxes, and lies.

SHOW ME THE SCIENTIFIC AND PEER REVIEWED EVIDENCE!


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posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 11:58 AM
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We have astronauts in space, that is evidence of life outside of this little blue ball. I wouldn't be signing up for one of those commercial trips going outside of this ball yet though,their track record isn't the greatest.



posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 12:02 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

Happy Birthday!!!




posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 12:20 PM
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Half way to 100. You're still a baby. Hang in there.



posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: VoidFire

Happy birthday to you both. Live long and prosper.



posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 02:58 PM
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7 Jubilees plus 1 year is a grand jubilee. In each Jubilee, debts are forgiven. A Grand Jubilee is 7X7+1, or 50. It's a new start really.



posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 03:32 PM
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Happy Birthday! Over the Hill...Old man! lol!
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You just have to go with the flow! I too had to change careers, had a daughter die at 15, died twice myself, 23 major surgeries, and on and on.....

I am right behind you brother! However, I may be going first into the ether, or wherever. I don't have much longevity according to the statistics and friends already gone. I will say this though: One of my daughters died in 2005 and the family has had what I consider contact. I havd a younger daughter that was seriously devastated by the loss of her sister. She had a friend spend the night and this girl woke up in a fright. She said her sister was sitting on the bed and told her, "I can't wake my sister up." High Strangeness occurs at times. I had her come in a lucid dream state and we had a discussion. It was a little traumatic for me. I also died twice before but was brought back by medical professionals. I once had a body bag called for me. On another occasion I was written up as a fatality. Both times were amazing in my experience and I fear death no more. In fact, I would be more than happy to save someone's life by sacrificing mine. I even offered to perform dangerous missions in law enforcement or other government activities so someone good doesn't have to risk their life. Unfortunately, if you do that, you might as well figure you are causing them more concern about your mind-state than anything. To me, it is pure logic. I am going to die anyway. I have been shot and broken every bone down my right side, multiple spinal fractures and scapula was shattered.

I wrote about it in other threads, so I won't reproduce it here. However, some kind of control system is in place. I became "part of the All" is all I can really say in words. I was connected to everything in the universe through some kind of field. Then the super-massive download of information started like the knowledge of the universe was being downloaded into my mind. The weird thing is I felt just like myself, but without any pain or anything. I underwent a brain scan and they told my family I had none. They were shocked when I came back fighting off the surgical table. The thing that ended the experience was I suddenly panicked. I realized my body was back on Earth dying. I was snatched back into my body almost immediately after I panicked.

So, I know it isn't a lot of comfort to someone without any experience. There was no pain, it was absolute comfort. And for the skeptics, I didn't get pictures. Damn! No camera. Science is understanding that now. It is pretty common knowledge amongst the trauma surgeons, but most don't talk about it.


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posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 03:57 PM
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Well one thing that isn't a mystery is that you will turn 51 next year!

I know! I know, this is an impulse post just read the title.




posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 04:01 PM
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After reading your post, congratulations on your journey and keep it up! We can't predict the future we can only decide how we react as it unfolds.

Half a century! Done! Cheers!



posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 05:23 PM
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U know what's ahead...no.going back either...its gone.
Make the most of each day u get up.
And welcome to the Geritol generation.



posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 05:57 PM
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Happy Birthday!!

I don't care how it's downplayed, the big five-oh is a milestone. Might not be as much to someone attaining 'drinking age', but you and I both have realized the worth of that by now (grin).

The nicest thing for me: Nobody cares to count by years after 50. They start counting by decades.



posted on Nov, 2 2014 @ 06:01 PM
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Happy Birthday!





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