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When did I get old? Ageism at its best.

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Daisydoo2 Tue 17-Oct-17 14:43:59

After visiting my GP I feel i have aged overnight. Post menopause symptoms are greeted with: these things happen at your age and the latest bowel problem was pronounced as: ladies of your age get..... I want treatment not a declaration of knackerdom and put in the done box. I am only 57. Feeling slightly miffed to say the least. And there I was thinking I looked and feel quite good...... for my age! Anyone else on the receiving end of rude tactless and ageist comments?

GrandmaMoira Tue 17-Oct-17 15:20:17

Yes, it happens in lots of places and seems to start around the age of 55 when we are well away from pension age and are definitely middle aged, not old.
Around age 55 I was told by an NHS H.R. Manager that staff in their 50s were elderly. My response was that was incorrect as the NHS only put over 75s on Care of the Elderly wards.