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Old 07-17-2017, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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I was always 5'-10" and for work I always work a 38" waist with 29" inseam. I can wear a 30" inseam but oftentimes I find myself on a construction site and the last thing I want is pants to long picking up mud.

I will turn 70 in a little over a year from now.

Earlier this month I visited the doctor and they said I was 5'-8 1/2" tall even though my drivers license always said I was 5'-10" That and I determined my pants should have a 27" to 28" inseam not 29" I always had. For comfort on the job I would prefer 27" with 28" on more formal clothing.

I can not believe I am shrinking!

Have you shrunk as you got older and, if so, by how much? This sucks!
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Yes I have lost an inch - cant believe it. The DR MUST be wrong
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:35 AM
 
Location: USA
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My aunt had severe osteo and lost 4 inches before being put on proper medication


I noticed my dad has shrunk also
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Old 07-17-2017, 11:36 AM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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I vividly remember the day I walked into my mother's house for a visit and for the first time in my life I was eye-level with her. She was in her late 70s at the time. I am only 5'3" and my mother was always 5'6" (never grew as tall as either of my parents) so it was very obvious she had shrunk. So far I am maintaining my 5'3" stature.
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Old 07-17-2017, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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I used to be 5'9.5 and now I am 5'8. I'm only 61!
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:18 PM
 
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I was always 5'10." A few months ago I was at the dr's office and the nurse asked how tall I was. I said "Ya know, I've always gone by 5'10" but now that I'm almost 60 I'll bet I'm closer to 5'9" by now. So, she takes my height and says: "Nope, you're still 5'10"

Maybe 60 is too early?
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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We shrink as we age, and the smaller/older we get, the bigger car we drive.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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We shrink as we age, and the smaller/older we get, the bigger car we drive.
How true.

I drive an old suburban that has lots of miles but it's a smooth ride offering the protection of a tank plus it has heated leather seats. They will have to pry the keys from my cold dead fingers before I give it up.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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How true.

I drive an old suburban that has lots of miles but it's a smooth ride offering the protection of a tank plus it has heated leather seats. They will have to pry the keys from my cold dead fingers before I give it up.

The Suburban is a good car.
I read somewhere recently that the Ford Explorer is now considered the best car for old folks.
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Old 07-17-2017, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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As best as I can tell I'm still 6' 2" tall. My height was established many times, as I had to get a flight physical every year and every year they measured my height. I can still touch an eight foot ceiling. When I can no longer do that, I'll know I've shrunk!
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