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Old 01-14-2018, 12:26 PM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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Height is the same, but length has decreased.
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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6' 1" since 18, now at 74 down to 72"
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:54 PM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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has anyone bothered to update the height description on their driver's license?
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Old 01-14-2018, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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has anyone bothered to update the height description on their driver's license?
Heck no, they don't care. Also for me, hip replacement gave me shorter leg and hence lopsided shorter body.
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:18 PM
 
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My brother was 5'8" for much of his adult life and was quite surprised to find that he's measuring 5'7" now that he's in his 60s.

From my last measurement at the Dr, I seem to have also lost an inch in height.

How much have you lost?
At 56 and an active male I have lost a good inch for sure was 5-8, now 5-7. I have lost 15 lbs. and gained good muscle mass and look all the better because of it! I go for a 4 mile walk a few times a week and lift weights at home 2-3 times a week also.
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:08 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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When my husband and I noticed our height measurements were shorter, we brought it up to our doctor, who is also over 50, and she commiserated that she has to adjust her car mirror downwards at the end of each work day.

She told us to go home and measure ourselves in the morning and we'd be taller.

She was right!
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Almost 2 inches. Am now 5'2".

But I have osteoporosis and osteoarthritis so that figures

I have osteoporosis as well. Don't know about the other but I guess I can read up on it and see what it is. If it means sore bones and muscles, I probably do. I have lost an inch to 5'.
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:39 PM
 
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Doctor: How much do you weigh?


Senior Citizen: Oh, about 160.


Doctor weighs.


Doctor: No, actually you weigh closer to 170. How tall are you?


Senior Citizen: Oh, about 5'10."


Doctor measures.


Doctor: No, actually you're about 5'8."


Doctor hooks Senior Citizen up to take blood pressure.


Senior Citizen: @%#$&%$#!


Doctor: Hey, take it easy. Your blood pressure is going through the roof.


Senior Citizen: Well, when I came in here I was tall, slender and healthy and now I'm short, fat and have high blood pressure.
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Old 01-14-2018, 05:54 PM
 
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I'm down and inch 1/4, but gained an 1/8" as I had a herniated disc removed from my neck, and I gained 1/8" according to the neurosurgeon.

I was thrilled to know I grew.

Now Im Only 54, so I could be down from 5'6 1/2" to 5'4" by age 70 if I live that long.

But I also habe degenerative disc disease, so I know I will shrink, at least til they start replacing them and fusing them.

Not looking forward to that.

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Old 01-14-2018, 07:12 PM
 
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I am 68, have actually "gained" height. I was always 5'7.5" and two different doctor offices measured height at 5'8.25". I do get a lot of body work that "stretches" met out. I do have disc compression and other issues. The bodywork and my dance classes keep my posture really good, so I attribute it to that.
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