Category Archives: Our bodies, our health

Healing help

Cindy, Age 73 I remember looking in the mirror and saying out loud, “When did I get so old, and who is that woman in the mirror?” Gravity has discovered me in toto. Ugh!!!! Broke my first hip on June … Continue reading

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Ready to start living my future

Kay, Age 70 Hello again. This is my 2nd entry . My 1st was when I was still 69. So on 2/10/15 I turned 70! It just sounds “old” but I am exactly the same. I know I was afraid … Continue reading

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A wake-up call

Star, Age 71 I first wrote to 70 Candles upon turning 70 and since then have enjoyed reading other’s stories. Some have been uplifting and some have been poignant. But all have grappled with the aging process. I have been … Continue reading

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A survivor at 70

Janet, Age 70 I just ran across this blog and really wanted to add my little thoughts. As you can see I was born in 1944 a war baby. I had a horrible childhood, a battered child my life was … Continue reading

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Should I move?

Anonymous, Age 74 Sitting here reading through this site, like what I’m reading and seeing, especially since it’s mostly women my age, yea, you understand. I’m wondering if anyone else has done what I think I might want to do … Continue reading

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Negative feelings about being old

Anonymous, Almost 73 I am almost 73…I have the feeling that most comments sent to you are on the positive side….But I have very negative feelings about being old….I dislike that the physical beauty I once had is gone….I dislike … Continue reading

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8 concerns of women in their 70’s

We heard from women in their 70s here n our blog at 70candles.com and in 70candles discussion groups across the country, from New York to Texas. With decades of life ahead for many of us, it’s a great time to … Continue reading

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When we outlive our joints and our senses

Jane, Age 74 We seniors are fortunate to live in an era of robotic advancement. ¬†As we age, and our parts wear out, we can turn to medical science to find replacement joints, organs, and sensory implantations. Ellen is back … Continue reading

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Confessing ageism

Amy, Age 29 OK my confession, I must thank you for your inspiration. I however must admit I am no where near the wisdom levels that you have achieved. I have come across this site by a stroke of luck … Continue reading

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Make what’s left of life count

Barbara, Age 70 Today Sept. 12th 2014 is my 70th birthday and I believe finding this web site was one of the gifts God has given me today. I live in Phoenix, AZ and married for 51 years to a … Continue reading

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