Tuesday, June 17, 2008


The Perils of Getting Older

I am so appreciative & blessed that I am basically a healthy person and have the ability to do so many things. I have had an opportunity to see and do so much. I feel young, energetic and have the confidence that I can conquer the world. So why in the heck is my hair thinning out? I have notice that since I entered the mid 40’s several things have happened. My hair was basically thick and long and now it’s thin and long, thinning right in the top area. What’s a girl to do? Another thing is when I am going down steep stairs with heels on, my knees ached. I am happy to have the opportunity to mature and grow older, but dang I want my own thick hair. Even though I like braids, probably will never wear them again though, I hate weaved hair on my head….

Getting older is a blessing….I just have to accept I guess what goes with it….

14 comments:

GC said...

heels hurt me too.

Cherlyn Michaels said...

Haaaaah! I'm right with you Rose. Even though I work out, I noticed pain in my knees when I'm going down steep steps with heels on. And I almost ALWAYS wear heels! I'm coming out of the braids too. After 10 years, it's just time...lol

Talulazoeapple said...

Go natural. That's how to cure the hair loss.

Sometimes it's hormomal.

Getting old is a blessing. Not getting old and your dead.

kathi said...

Hon, I'm right there with you. I think most womens hair thins as they age. I've thought about thickening shampoo. As for knees, oh my...don't get me started.

Deb said...

I have been losing my hair for years now. It is sooooo thin. I think it's the hormone loss leading up to menopause.

LadyLee said...

I feel you. I am getting older. I have an autoimmune issha that gives me a case of aloepecia, and my meds have causes some ostteoarthritic problems. Rough, because we are women, and love our hair and have a certain amount of inherent vainess!

But with all that... One thing holds true and keeps me REAL happy.

I am here. I am still here, and I will live life to the fullest. That trumps my thinning hair allll day long. All day long.

Luke Cage said...

Us men go through that too. Although I wish to God that I didn't grow another grain of hair, the part of my body that shows that I'm aging is my thighs. They scream on fire when I work out or when I've been on my feet a long time. Didn't start experiencing that until my late 30's. But I should be happy that's all it is now...

BostonPobble said...

Oh, I laughed as I read this. After two days of moving, I turned to Lithus and said "You know, 38 isn't 18 any longer." I'm right there with you, Rose! Grateful for the chance to discover what my body can and can't still do...and a little shocked at the same time!

Momma Bear said...

I know just how you feel; the same thing happened to me. As far as the knees go, just don't claim it and let the Lord handle it. That's what I have been doing and it works. Be Blessed

TJ said...

I have been really big on wedge heels lately, but it's something how things change over time.

Brownsoul said...

Rose, I hope that I mature as well as you are. Of course, I need to take better care of myself. For the first 22 years of my life I felt pretty much like I could do anything even with all the extra weight I'm carrying, but somewhere between 23 and 25 (almost 26 now) I've been feeling the effects from the years of carrying on this excess weight. My knees hurt (especially when descending the stairs in the morning). My back aches when I walk farther than from my house to end of the street. I'm prematurely aging myself.

And I do feel you concerning hair. I've always had a very good grade of hair as my granny would say--long and thick. In late 06 I began to notice it breaking off and refusing to grow and I finally cut it really short. I'm hoping that some changes in my diet, returning to my strict hair care regimine and taking care of myself in general will help restore the beautiful hair that I've enjoyed all of my life.

JerseyTjej said...

My hair is also thinning on top...I am so thin, that I am also looking into Rogaine... Diet is not a factor and unfortunately age is.

princessdominique said...

Great post, I promise to not be so much a stranger. But don't get me started on the aging process :)

Believer 1964 said...

You're not alone with the body acting and feeling different. I’ve heard getting old isn’t for wimps. Boy, they weren’t kidding. Still, I wouldn't trade wisdom gained or life experienced for the thick hair of my youth.