I had a colonoscopy towards the end of last year, with deep sedation, which required an anaesthetist. Anyway, there I was all prepped up and just waiting for the doctor to come in and do his deed when the anaesthetist entered my age into a computer. "Fifty-nine," he mumbled, then louder "I would never have thought it." One of the nurses piped up, "I'm thinking the same thing." Until then, I just thought that when people told me I look younger than my age, that they were not looking closely enough. But in this case, I was being looked at very closely indeed.