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Jagermeister 03-21-2013 09:52 AM

Getting old
 
I am stuck in bed today because I jacked up my back lifting heavy stuff at work. Thank god for workman's comp. I guess things start going downhill in your forties. I guess I will watch the Hobbit today. My advice for today is....the makers of the zip22 gun should get into the staple gun business. I would buy your product then.

txpossum 03-21-2013 11:28 AM

Just wait until you hit your 50's. Every morning you wake up to see what hurts that day.

Donn 03-21-2013 11:31 AM

As an old friend of mine told me some years back, "You hit the double nickel, (55), and pieces start falling off."

rocshaman 03-21-2013 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Donn (Post 1184645)
As an old friend of mine told me some years back, "You hit the double nickel, (55), and pieces start falling off."

I'm 56 and I can say without a doubt, that is absolutely right. I wake up with little pains everyday.

eatmydust 03-21-2013 12:02 PM

C'mon men, I'm 53 and I may be blessed to have another 30 years or 3 minutes on this earth, I know not which, but Ill be damned if I'm going to waste my time bitchin about life!

I've had chronic gouty arthritis since I was 22 yrs. old. It comes and it goes, and yeah I've got aches and pains daily, but do we have to sound like the octagenerians in an old folks home here!!

We are the lucky ones!

Hopefully, what getting "old" has done for us is give us the perspective to know a good day when we have it!

We don't stop having fun because we get old, we get old because we stop having fun!!

Join me in dying a young man at a very advanced age!!!

Deal with it and rock on!!!!;)

Rick1967 03-21-2013 12:38 PM

Well I feel like I am getting old. But it sure beats the alternative!!!

RUG3R44 03-21-2013 12:53 PM

Gettin' old ain't for sissies!!

SleazyRider 03-21-2013 01:25 PM

More than ever, now is the time to get in shape, especially with regard to one's weight. In your 40s and 50s especially, you'll find that those aches and pains will almost disappear. Back problems are oftentimes brought on by excess baggage, not to mention other maladies too numerous to list. Those of you who have no time for your health, will almost certainly make time for your sickness.

Everybody at "our age" should be exercising vigorously for at least 20 minutes a day, and taking a daily coated aspirin product, and getting routine cholesterol checks. If you're not trim---and I mean trim---get some professional advice and support from your local WeightWatchers group. Get fit and turn back the clock a few decades!

CrazedJava 03-21-2013 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by SleazyRider (Post 1184701)
More than ever, now is the time to get in shape, especially with regard to one's weight. In your 40s and 50s especially, you'll find that those aches and pains will almost disappear. Back problems are oftentimes brought on by excess baggage, not to mention other maladies too numerous to list. Those of you who have no time for your health, will almost certainly make time for your sickness.

Everybody at "our age" should be exercising vigorously for at least 20 minutes a day, and taking a daily coated aspirin product, and getting routine cholesterol checks. If you're not trim---and I mean trim---get some professional advice and support from your local WeightWatchers group. Get fit and turn back the clock a few decades!

Eat less and exercise worked for me. More push ups and more pushing away from the table.

I'm not 40 yet, but I notice a lot more aches and pains when I let myself get heavy. I'd been putting a lot of weight back on after a traumatic event a few years ago. Finally stopped making excuses and got back into the game.

I don't want to be an OFWG. I can't stop the O, I don't mind the W, I like the G, but I can control the F.

shouldazagged 03-21-2013 02:11 PM

If you're a smoker, FOR GOD'S SAKE, STOP! I'm 75, and quit smoking 21 years ago, but it was too late. I smoked two and a half to three packs a day for forty years, and today my lungs are pretty much gone. COPD, bronchiectasis, the whole package. Even so, quitting smoking is one of the best things I've ever done for myself. I'd have been dead long ago if I hadn't.

As for pain, I haven't had a pain-free day for over twenty years; but until the lungs and knees went I could do most anything I wanted to do. You learn to ignore the pain and go on.

Now I can't hunt anymore, but I still have a pretty damn good life--broke, but content, with a lot of interests and a lot of friends. But as Mickey Mantle is reported to have said late in his life, "If I'd known I'd live this long, I'd have taken better care of myself."


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