Kim
...feeling okay Kim @Foody

Coping

Does anyone know a really old person with Psoriasis? If you do the research you will know that having this condition can shorten your life. I'm 58 and just lately problems with my health have started and I do not like it one bit!

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john
john @chewbacca

hellokim, sorry about your health :( ,i dont know if related, my back sidefrom my hip up to my rib cage on theside gives me jip,has been since december,dont know if related or not to psoriasis though, it wouldnt surprise if it is ? i know one lady around 70 odd other lady around 80 odd in the nursing home,the one who i spoke of last has her legs egytion mummy style now,all bandaged up .not good


Kim
Kim @Foody

Hi John. I've seen moderate to severe can shorten your life by 5 years. I am not in that category but recently things are happening to me that are are not happening to my brothers and sisters. It makes you wonder!


john
john @chewbacca

i dont want to get too old kim anyway,i am sorry about this kim,i may see docs again about my problem,i dont know,i suspected vasculitis as that is inflammation and can be linked to psoriasis? thanks


john
john @chewbacca

strange, yesterday , i had a second or 2 of bad heart pain,hope it was normal but, it did pass,only seconds though,if i drop dead as long as it quick then thats ok, in a good way,dont want to suffer


Kim
Kim @Foody

I'm sorry to hear John that your back and side are playing up. I wonder if it's connected to your hernia? Hopefully you will feel better after this week.


Kim
Kim @Foody

I felt like you John. But now I have my grandson I want to live forever!
I think the pain you are feeling is your anxiety to Thursday! Don't leave it though, see a gp and get checked. Any heart pain must be checked and followed up. Don't leave it.


john
john @chewbacca

thanks kim, its on the other side of it,i hard chest problems last winter, i was smoking then,i stopped but noticed uncomfortable feeling on my left side,hurnia is on my right side, it van feel tight and its a bit annoying and my back plays up,i did have xrays and they saw something like amass then sent me to mri and they said, theres nothing but, i am still not right but, i live with it, may get it checked,i get paid aswell by my girlfriends insurance just for a check up etc,only a small fee though,she wants her moneys worth so, may do that


john
john @chewbacca

thanks, kim, unless it happens again then i wont worry,you could be right, could be anxiety with heart pain thank you very much kim :) couple days to go then done with with operation, i amnot too bad now thanks :)


Kim
Kim @Foody

Hi John. Just get it checked. Even if it's nothing it will put your mind at rest. Good luck!!
I think if your body is fighting something it can have an effect on your general health and well being.
See how you feel next week.
I hope you will be ok.


john
john @chewbacca

glad your thoughts are for your grandchild kim, thats great :)


john
john @chewbacca

i will kim, i see the doc soon, maybe kindneys or something with my side up to ribs?sometimes not bad sometimes can be uncomfortable, girlfriend gets offended i turn other way when go to bed as i cant lay on it too long, could be worse though :) thank you :)


Darren
Darren @darrenl

Ha! I've had psoriasis since I was 5 and now I'm 52. I'm so doomed.


john
john @chewbacca

darren, please dont think you are doomed ,you are not i am sure,be good to yourself


Shelley
Shelley @Quiltingshell

My aunt had psoriasis and she lived to be 92.


Darren
Darren @darrenl

Thanks John! I'm just kidding--sort of. As a child, I was kind of a guinea pig among doctors in my area. I swear I remember one even trying low dose radiation on a few of my patches. It's possible I'm not remembering it correctly though; I was just a tyke at the time.


Jim
Jim @jim1235

Iโ€™ve had p my whole life. Iโ€™m now 68. Just had my knee replaced but generally in good health. Never heard that psoriasis can shorten your life. But how would anyone know for certainty if on the day they die they would of had more years to live if it wasnโ€™t for psoriasis.


Rosalind
Rosalind @rosalind

I have had psoriasis for 47 years this year has been the worst it has ever been, but dermatologist has prescribed [...] Foam, it has worked wonders in just 2 weeks, has anyone tried it .


Joel
Joel @joel

Yes, I am a PTA that works with the elderly. I have had full blown psoriatic arthritis patients outlive their spouses. With current treatments who knows. Remember, psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are tremendous obstacles but not necessarily a death sentence.


Nan195
Nan195 @lynnie

Hi Everyone, As we age we will develop aches and pains and health issues that should be seen to early and not left...but...we are alive to be with our loved ones especially our beautiful Grandbabies and family, alive to do the things we love to do and to watch another sunrise and sunset.
I'm 67 and every time I wake up I feel happy to enjoy the day.
Positive thinking does a lot for our body.
Kim, so sorry that you have health issues now, get better soon ๐ŸŒนโค๏ธ


Nan195
Nan195 @lynnie

Hi John, get better soon, we need you โค๏ธ๐ŸŒน


Susan
Susan @godcares

Honestly, no. I don't know any old people with psoriasis but I bet there are some in the seniors homes.


Susan
Susan @godcares

Nan195 I too wake up and embrace the day. Was just talking to my guy tonight about death, so get busy living today or get busy dying. Love that quote! John I kind of get what you are saying about wanting not to live to be old...


john
john @chewbacca

thanks kim,darren,nan,susan,i think its because i see people in a bad way all the time,we have one guy in his 50s in our home who is bed ridden,thats young,he had a stroke,its not a life at all,i am not being depressing or anything same goes for the elderly with dimentia and all that and some in pain,when you see this ,who wants to end up that way,i know i dont,the new lady in her 70s who has severe psoriasis ,the other lady with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis who is in her 80s has dimentia ,both are nice ladys,i spoke to the 70 odd year old yesterday,she said, your face looks red,i know i said, its psoriasis,i have had to put steriod on it not good, dont look good,think my psoriasis has gone from my body to my face , still got a way to go yet,it was fading alot then come back up again,i see by december how things are then with my face :)the lady is seeing the derm next week i think she said,its bad


Allison
Allison @allison109

My nan died at 94....she suffered with psoriasis


john
john @chewbacca

thats a good age allison,sorry about her passing though


Harold
Harold @harold

Hi Kim. Statistically when one is ones 50s then of those health problems start. Personally I think that if by your fifties there are no conditions popping up then you've has lived a rather boring life. I think that along with P, some of them's a bit worse.


Andie
Andie @andie

my gran was 95 she had pso all her life,My late brother was 63, He had pso since he was 15, but also he had type 1 diabetes. [swings and roundabouts].


Nan195
Nan195 @lynnie

I've decided to live as long as I can to get my own back on my children...pay back time and my Grand-daughters fully agree with me ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐ŸŒน


Nan195
Nan195 @lynnie

Oh John, I feel for you.
Stay positive no matter what and spread some of your magic around like you do here๐ŸŒŸ
Get better soon, smile and know you are very special โค๏ธ๐ŸŒน


Susan
Susan @godcares

Harold I tend to agree. Without some sort of health issues, a few life scars be it emotional or physical, you quite possibly might not have truly lived life with a few risks. Risks allow for an adventurous life, which I know I have had and continue to have. My memories are NOT boring, and to tell you the truth, neither is my everyday life. LOL.


Kim
Kim @Foody

Thanks so much for all your comments everyone and good wishes. Im glad there are elderly ones like us!
I have to say though, that my health is not as good as my siblings. I have spent the most time with health professionals and I am a middle child, not the youngest. My 60 year old sister still teaches aerobics and shows no signs of stopping whereas I am stiffening up and have now got joint problems.


john
john @chewbacca

sorry kim, is it psoritic arthritis you think? i spoke to the resident today who has psoriasis and she says she has spinal problems, shes never been diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis and yet she had it for quite a few years, i was saying that these 2 things are tied together i said, do you get bad joints yes she said , but shes been diagnosed for osteoarthritis,mmmm i am thinking thank you nan195 , i hope i live a bit longer ,who knows thank you :)


Kim
Kim @Foody

Iโ€™m not sure John. They said my bloods werenโ€™t inflammatory so I donโ€™t know.


john
john @chewbacca

i hope to wait and see soon kim,how is your hands doing?, is the arthritis better or no kim?


Janice
Janice @Immy

My Great Grandfather had it bad and he died in his 90's roughly 65 years ago and for a man to live that long way back then was rare. My mother was 55 when she died from breast cancer and she was covered in it. My best friend died 3 years ago from lung cancer at the age of 58, she had P mild and her mother died from bowel cancer at 70 and she had P moderate. All of the latter 3 received chemo and radiotherapy and when they died their skin was completely clear from psoriasis. I am almost 70 and had it for 60 years and yes I do have lots of other problems caused from autoimmune system disease but I have every intention to see my two granddaughters reach their teenage years who are currently 5 and 2 just to see how our son handles these difficult years, he put us through hell for 12 years from the age of 13 but thanks be to God he is now a wonderful son for whom we are so proud of and he has achieved so much at the age of 39.


Susan
Susan @godcares

Janice I don't think we can die young from psoriasis. Other autoimmune diseases though we can die from, like the stupid lupus diagnosis I received many moons ago. Hence my thoughts had to change. I will die an older woman who haas led an abundant life of experiences. Maybe tomorrow... Who knows but God. Glad your son found his way. Many people had issues with their teens so, you as a momma, are not alone.


Nan195
Nan195 @lynnie

Is it the name Flaym that lets people think this is a Dating Site or is it because every member here is amazing, great looking and they sizzle ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€


Susan
Susan @godcares

Nan it's cause we are simply AMAZING!!


Hellen
Hellen @hellen

I'm 63. P started at 62 just out of the blue.


will21
will21 @will21

i seem to have gotten rid of mine. lots of fluid , moderate exercise... low weights - high reps....walking and rowing.

it's really a mechanical problem, not medical


will21
will21 @will21

63 tall and thin


Susan
Susan @godcares

Good for you will21. Exercise plays a big part as it is great for stress relief and renewing of the mind. Overall health really.


john
john @chewbacca

thats great will21,:) i thought i saw a puddie cat :)


Annette
Annette @annette79

It is an old problem and I don't think it shortens your life but as you get older other things take over that leave psoriasis as minor. Too be honest

Kim
Kim @Foody
London, United Kingdom

Have been a flaker for 48 years. I'm happy in my skin. Please don't message me, I will report you.



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