The difference a decade (or two) makes
It doesn't seem all that long ago (no, really), that if I found myself in a Doctor's waiting room or a hospital outpatients department, I would be reading the free literature appropriate to my age and lifestyle.
"Are you practising safe sex?"
"Attracting the opposite sex"
"Coping with being a teenager"
"Drinking in your 20's?"
... etc, etc and so on and so forth, blah blah blah.
Today I had an appointment at the hospital for my ever troublesome ankle (it's been over a year, dammit!!!) and, as you do, I picked up the literature appropriate for my age and lifestyle.
"Living with rheumatoid arthritis"
"So you're going to have a steroid injection?"
What happened there? Is this really how it goes; a seemingly gradual (but not nearly as gradual as I'd like) slide into middle age?
I think I'm gonna buy me a skateboard!!