Definition of GerascophobiaGerascophobia:
An abnormal and persistent fear of growing old. Sufferers of this fear experience undue anxiety about aging even though they may be in good health--physically, economically and otherwise. They may worry about the loss of their looks, the loss of independence, inactivity after retirement, impaired mobility, the onset of disease, and confinement in a nursing home. Modern society's preoccupation with youthful beauty does nothing to alleviate their fears.
I have never really feared growing old., In fact I never thought much about it until I sold my home and moved 2 years ago. It seemed then as if my life had ‘Gone to h*** in a handbasket.’ One thing after another healthwise that I had to deal with.
Going to h*** in a handbasket
MeaningTo be 'going to he** in a handbasket' is to be rapidly deteriorating - on course for disaster.
I will discuss more of my feelings about this in my next post. beth