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June 04, 2005

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I am about your age and having read some of the material here and looking at your picture, you both remind me of what I would term aging, old hippies. You loved that old 'give me a cause' feeling that you might have enjoyed during college and you either can't or won't shake it. Move on, it's a whole new world out there, with rich and exciting adventures and relationships. Explore beyond your self imposed, extended adolescence. I was once where you both are for a very long time, but was able to get past that stage in my life. Hope the best for you as well.
Other than that, you sound like cool people.

I'm 43 and I shrunk 1 inch and 3/4 already. I need to have a bone density test done. I wouldn't worry if I only shrunk 1/2 inch

5/28/09
I WAS SO THANKFUL WHEN I FOUND YOUR BLOG...I JUST WENT TO HAVE A PHYSICAL AND FOUND AT I HAVE LOST AND INCH AND A HALF - DON'T KNOW QUITE WHEN OR HOW THIS HAPPENED (I'M A 65 YEAR OLD WOMAN - WENT FROM 5'8" TO 5'6 1/2" - I WAS DEVASTATED) FELT BETTER AFTER I READ ABOUT YOURS AND YOUR WIFE'S EXPERIENCE.....

Like you I DON'T CARE if it's normal. I have always strived to be above normal. I am 66 and have lost 2½ inches. so I have lost more than you..............and I was only 5' 3½ " to start with. I never wanted to be "tall" but this isn't working for me, well I guess it is, but I don't have to like it. I have longevity in my family so I wonder how much I'll shrink? I am looking on the net to see what I can do to reverse it. That's how I found you

I'm a 55 YO male who was 5'-11 1/2" in 1974 when I graduated HS. My philosophy has always been work hard play hard. I am an avid snow skier and usually take several trips out west each year. In 1998 my wife, kids and I started measuring our height. I was amazed that I had shrunk to 5'-10 1/2". I was 43. Well yesterday evening the measuring board came back out. We looked at the progress of our children's growth and relished the memories until my daughter put a new mark on it for me. I am now 5'-9 3/4".

I have had back injuries over the years and know much of my loss is in the discs as is typical of most people even w/o disc issues. It's plain to see in my x-rays. Secondly, if you measure yourself in the morning you will find that you are a god 1/4" taller than you are at night after being on your feet all day as gravity works against you. So the moral of the story is we all shrink. We can eat a well balanced diet rich in calcium, we can stay away from cliffs especially while skiing, but never measure your height at night!

My grandpa was 6'1" when in college at abt age 20 where he played football and threw the shot put.. He was abt 6' or so in his early 40's when my dad was born. He then dropped another half to full inch by his early 50's. When he passed on at age 65, he was 5'11 to 5'11 1/2". He had developed weight and then heart problems in his 40's.

I just turned 54 yrs. old and my height was measured during a med exam. I've been 5'3 1/2'' since I was 14 yrs. old. when asked by the nurse how tall I am, I responded and her answer was no way! Sure enough I was 5'2''. My bone density test was ok. What could cause this? I've always worked on my feet and have noticed my arches have fallen. I have several spurs. Could this be the reason. Will it slow down or will I die at 4'10"

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