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The Missing Body Parts of Women Over 50

December 30, 2011

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(The following is the ninth in Life in the Boomer Lane’s new series, “Old Posts to Dredge out on Slow Weekends Because When I Posted Them Originally People Cared More About the Economy and World Peace Than My Blog.” Although nothing has changed, it’s the start of a really slow weekend, blogging-wise.) LBL’s tonsils have been gone […]

Take my knee. Please.

December 22, 2011

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NBC News yesterday evening came out with a breaking (No pun intended. But I wouldn’t believe that last sentence, if I were you.) story about the upsurge in hip and knee replacements among boomers.  Boomers have long felt that they were only as old as they believed themselves to be. For this reason, they consider […]

The Missing Body Parts of Women Over 50

June 26, 2010

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 It occurred to Life in the Boomer Lane recently that she has fewer body parts than she used to have. Her tonsils have been gone since 1954.  Since she has never understood what, exactly, tonsils are, she never missed them.  And she also knows that after my generation, doctors seem to have decided that whatever […]