I found this site in a panic just after I had turned 60 I was having a major wobble about the whole thing, who wants to be 60 it seems so old. I'm old enough to realise that time runs away so quickly so 10 years will come around in the blink of an eye then ill be 70 and that is old. Well that's what was going through my head at the time. To top it all i started to notice that my joints had gone from feeling warm to feeling hot and sore in the morning, even with glasses my eyes ached if i read to much. Iv gone from loving parties to hating them ( i had to pretend to enjoy my 60th party organised by my children) I'm the oldest person at work. So I was hoping for some reassurance really. Then the day after I joined and a week after my 60th while i was feeling sorry for myself my dad died, quietly, without fuss,alone. I'm starting to come to terms with the shock. On the one hand I think 'ooh stop thinking and better start living. on the other I feel anxious about the generation above me who have loved me all their lives and who's lives are drawing to a close. Scary I haven't felt so emotional since I was a teenager.