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When Did This Happen?

I had a realization last night....as I was getting up in the middle of the night to potty....that I have gotten older. I have always been a very sound sleeper. With the exception of children waking me up at night I rarely wake up at night. Except, as I realized last night, I am waking up more often in the middle of the night to go pee. OMG!! I AM TURNING INTO MY MOTHER!!! I always wondered when I was a kid why she ALWAYS got up in the middle of the night to pee. I get it. Over the past few months I am waking up more and more often to pee. In my mind I am still that wide eyed 17 year old who was ready to take on the world. My body is telling me other things. I have weird aches and pains. My bladder shrank. My hair is going grey. I can't stay up all night anymore. Well, who am I kidding? I have never been able to stay up all night. I have experienced heartburn. I mean, seriously. I am not old enough for these issues. Am I? Before long I'm going to be hitting the early bird specials at the restaurants and wearing my nightgown to Wal-Mart. If that happens please, just shoot me. I'm not going to age gracefully.

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