Started Phd at age 64 Hello all, At age 64, I have started work on a PhD in Business Administration at Northcentral University. This is a reintroduction because I had joined DegreeInfo back in 2004. At that time, I had just started work on an MS in Information Technology at Capella University. During that year, I started to have excruciating pain in my back, legs, feet, arms, hands, and fingers. As it turned out, I had two sever medical problems – multilevel degenerative disc disease, and peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy has symptoms similar to multiple sclerosis except it attacks the peripheral nervous system rather than the central nervous system. I had to withdraw from Capella, leave my job, and go on full social security disability. It has taken 6 years of spinal surgeries, physical therapy, and different medication treatments to reach a point where I can walk with a cane, and keep pain levels down to a dull roar such that I can concentrate. I still have five herniated discs in my back, and can now only type with one finger on each hand due to nerve damage. My back will only let me sit for about an hour at a time, so working on a PhD online is ideal for me. Dictation software has come a long way such that I can voice dictate most of my writing assignments. I got an ‘A’ in the first course, so my gray matter seems to be working. Currently I am taking a required statistics course. The academic rigor at NCU is certainly on par with any course I took for my MS at the University of Arkansas. What better way to spend the golden years than continuing to learn, and walking across a stage to have the hood of a PhD placed onto your shoulders?