I originally had one topic in mind for this thread but then my brain did a little leap and threw another at me. I'll start with the original idea. Last week I had my annual exam. Everything went fine but I was talking to my NP about a few things that I had noticed. One was skin tags. I don't know what the heck happened but in the last couple of years I've started to sprout these stupid things almost everywhere. I have on on my neck, upper chest, side....all over. I asked her about it and was informed that it's a side affect of getting older. LAST year I asked her about something and was informed that THAT was also from getting older. And during the actual exam? She threw in a "bonus" exam that apparently I'll be getting every year from now on and am soooooo (NOT) excited about. My thing about all of this getting older KOI? No one told me! This was NOT in the manual!!! So...I think we should write the "Things even your friends won't tell you about getting older" manual for women. What do you say? We can all contribute topics, anectdotes, complaints, all of it. AND we'll be brutally honest and talk about EVERYTHING. Honestly....some of this stuff I never heard of being associated with getting older and it's not fun durnit! As for the other topic....I think this has been mentioned before but..... I think we could sell a LOT of books if we wrote a manual for raising a difficult child. Obviously the manual part would be tongue in cheek but with the wealth of experience on this board we could put together a comprehensive book based on all of it. Spotting the beginnings of issues, finding the right psychiatrists/tdocs, medications (or not), diets, behaviour plans, IEP's, BIP's, dealing with "helpful" family members, neighbors, keeping your sanity intact...the works. Our knowledge and experience combined with our humor? We'll be Goddesses. What say you all?