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Everyday Ageism: FEMAIL columnist CHRISTA D’SOUZA

Everyday Ageism: FEMAIL columnist CHRISTA D’SOUZA, says it’s no wonder they’re considering getting over-50s back into lockdown

  • Christa D’Souza compares medical data and insurance policies with her friends
  • She said at her age her contemporaries have life-threatening diseases 
  • British columnist is not surprised over-50s may go back into lockdown

It’s the last tolerated prejudice. But Femail’s had enough. It’s time we called out those day-to-day moments when we’re patronised for no longer being young…

‘How do I know it’s not a silent heart attack?’ This is just one of the medical questions I asked Google this week.

In my old age I have become such a hypochondriac. Although now that I’m old, I’m not technically so much of a hypo as a realist.

Christa D’Souza (pictured) explains why she isn’t surprised that over-50s might have to go back into lockdown

If I look around at my contemporaries, not only do more of them seem to have properly life-threatening diseases, a few of them have actually died. I’m of that age, I suppose, and I need just to get over it.

But nowadays, all I really want to do when I get together with friends is compare medical data and insurance policy exclusions. My other half calls it having an ‘organ recital’.

And that is exactly what happened last weekend when we met up with a couple and their grown-up children for lunch.

What a picture of boring boomerdom we must have cut at our local pub, shouting at each other about our various symptoms and latest test results with our poor Gen Z offspring cringeing down the other end of the table. Organ recitals. No wonder they considered getting us over-50s back into lockdown.


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