I had my annual physical this week. I still need to get blood work done, but the report was very positive, she said I'm doing great. Weight's good, blood pressure's good, etc.
I, being a worrier, told my doctor I was worried because I still have a cough left over from being sick last month.
Doc to Bob: "We're getting old. You were really sick last month," things tend to stay inflamed or take longer to heal when we get old. She said not to worry, I'm doing great.
Of course, it's a little jarring being told I'm old by somebody my age, as opposed to, say, my kids.
I think, technically speaking, she was jumping the gun. I'm still in middle age. I think next year, at 55, I'm in "late middle age."
Late-Middle-Aged Martial Artist?