Getting old

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Jagermeister, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    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.
     
  2. txpossum

    txpossum New Member

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

  3. Donn

    Donn Active Member

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

    rocshaman New Member

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

    eatmydust New Member

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    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 *****in 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!!!!;)
     
  6. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Well I feel like I am getting old. But it sure beats the alternative!!!
     
  7. RUG3R44

    RUG3R44 New Member

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    Gettin' old ain't for sissies!!
     
  8. SleazyRider

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    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!
     
  9. CrazedJava

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    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.
     
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  10. shouldazagged

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    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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  11. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    That`s for damn sure................
     
  12. shouldazagged

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    My primary doc just retired after I'd gone to him for 27 years. He had a strange sense of humor. Once he told me, "Well, at your age," (he was eight years younger than I) "if you wake up in the morning and nothing hurts, chances are you died in your sleep."
     
  13. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Well ,well now , may I join in..? :p I'm pushin 61 and still beautiful..! :D My hair has turned an attractive dirty blonde and parts , well , I lost a few through-out my history , casualties of life . Pain , (THE GREAT MOTIVATOR)..! Attitude for sure , BRANG IT..! Just a fact of life.! I'm payin for all the stupid , fun things I've done and to look back on it , I'd do it again,,! I expect to feel beat and , I do.! :) To be alive , to feel "PAIN" is good.!:D When the pain stops , then I got a problem..! :confused: :D
     
  14. kfox75

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    Back when I was in my early 20s, I worked as a bouncer at a bar in Lackawana NY. I was told by more than one of my friends who were 35 and older, that I would regret all the abuse I put my body through when I hit 40. Turns out they were about a decade off on that one.

    By the time I was 30, I had been through 5 surgeries on my left knee, 3 facial reconstructive surgeries, and I had (and still have) enough metal in my body that if it was all removed, i could use it to make a reproduction 1940s Hudson hood ornament. I was born missing the 4th rib on the left side of my chest, and the corresponding half of the vertibrae that it would be attached to. At age 31, I had to have my left foot amputated from the ball of the foot forward. By age 33, I was blind in my right eye. This is not even counting getting shot (1 arrow, 1 bullet, (both in the right leg), stabbed,7 times (2 were accidental, and were caused by my own stupidity), 39 staples ( skin graft on left foot) and more stitches than I can count.

    OP, I feel for ya man. Iv'e pushed to far at work before, and paid for it dearly the next day. the last time I did so, I entered the hospital with 10 toes, and left 7 weeks later with five. Relax, take some Ibuprofin, put on a heat pack, and get better. I also recommend learning what your limitations are, and being more careful when you decide to exceed them. I don't recomend learning whatthey are in the manner in which I did. I can vouch for the fact that it sucks.

    Hope you feel better man.
     
  15. unclebear

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    well hell you all make living sound like hell lol hows this one for ya'll I'm 20 years old I started working at 14 with logging and firewood. After doing it up till 17 I have a bad back I go to the chiropractor once a month to be realigned. I've almost lost my leg in a instance involving a falling tree and flying chain saw (damn knee still aches on cold mornings) and I broke my hip after falling from the back of a truck while we going down the road and I'm still working through life. Don't take this as *****in you all just make me feel old lol

    But you know what you all are lucky, you have more experience and have more knowledge about things then I do or might ever will I respect you all for making it this far in life. Hope you feel better dango.
     
  16. Jagermeister

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    Well, they gave me some reeeeeally good meds! I feel good as new. Plus my wife owns a spa, so the massages hit the spot. Doc told me to remember I am not young anymore. I feel strong, but to try to learn my limitations. Still, I am quick on the draw and still shoot straight, so I guess that is all that really matters:D I am hunting three nights in a row and teaching some newbies at the range tomorrow. My weekend is going to be great! As the Drill Sgt. says, "carry on!"
     
  17. kfox75

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    Sounds good man, although, I am a little jealous! I'm the one who gives massages in my household, but I never get to be on the receiving end.:p

    Glad to hear you're feeling better.
     
  18. KimberFan

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    I'm in my 70's and I gotta lot of cheap whiskey to drink and bacon to eat before they call me Purina Worm Chow. They say exercise is good for you when you get older too...I found that when I feel like exercising, if I go lay on the couch for 30 minutes, that whole idea goes away. ;)
     
  19. kfox75

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    You sound like you are in about the same shape I was by 20. All of my metal, all but one of my Knee surgeries, and the facial reconstructions were caused by a car accident when I was 17. By the time I was your age, I was very familiar with pain too. Glad to know someone else who is young, and keeps going in spite of the pain. Keep it up unclebear, you have my respect as well.
     
  20. DrumJunkie

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    I used to be eight foot tall and bullet proof. Now I"m looking at 50 this year and I have figured out I was really-rally wrong. But, as cool as Imight be I can't change the past. A trashed back, bad left shoulder (left handed too) and I really don't have any complaints. I've always said we get one go around here so make it count. I tell the wife when I'm hurting worse maybe I'm getting the stuff to give some other person a break for the day. And it that is the case I'm fine with that.

    At 21 I thought I'd never make it to 30. Now at 49 I've decided to leave this place the way I came in..screaming and naked. And I'm on no mood to rush things.