Be Advised: Aging Sucks

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Be Advised: Aging Sucks

Post by UncleBob » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:24 pm

Besides the fact that most all the members here are terrified that they will age into FredS, aging sucks. I banged my knee on a table--nothing massive or noteworthy, really--and now it aches like I took a 100 mph fastball to the tibia. WTH? Thanks, Obama.

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Re: Be Advised: Aging Sucks

Post by Jocose » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:31 pm

FredS called, asked if I had my reading glasses handy. He hung up before I could answer.

I banged my knee looking for my readers.

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Re: Be Advised: Aging Sucks

Post by gaining_age » Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:56 pm

I began to wonder if banging into things is a momentum issue...we're bigger, we're older and those catlike reflexes just aren't what they used to be.

So,banging into things is a lot more painful and a lot more lasting.


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Re: Be Advised: Aging Sucks

Post by serapion » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:11 pm

When some young whippersnapper starts whining to me about getting old, I just tell them, "Look buddy, it beats the alternative!"
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Re: Be Advised: Aging Sucks

Post by Thunktank » Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:50 pm

I find myself cussing at whipper snappers who are driving too fast. Idiots! In reality, I miss my old reflexes and it pisses me off that I can't drive like a bat out of hell in traffic anymore.

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Re: Be Advised: Aging Sucks

Post by Goose55 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:38 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:24 pm
Besides the fact that most all the members here are terrified that they will age into FredS, aging sucks. I banged my knee on a table--nothing massive or noteworthy, really--and now it aches like I took a 100 mph fastball to the tibia. WTH? Thanks, Obama.

Aging sucks.
I can sympathize. My right knee is pretty much worn out. Bicycling is the only aerobic I can do. Walking is too high impact.
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Re: Be Advised: Aging Sucks

Post by FredS » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:09 am

One of the benefits of aging is that we get to share our ailments with friends. In the last six months:

- I've got a hearing aid 'cause I'm damn near deaf in one ear.
- Had to get new bifocals 'cause my eyesight continues to fail.
- Had to start some new diabetes med.
- Had to get another steroid shot in my bad back.
- I have gashes on my arms that should have healed in two days but now it takes two months.
- Yesterday I picked up a machine and mask to wear at night so I don't die when I sleep.

I'm reminded of a song by Bobby Bare titled The Winner.
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Post by DepartedLight » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:23 am

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Re: Be Advised: Aging Sucks

Post by Rusty » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:43 am

I'll just point out that none of you are very old. I think Goose is my age but the rest of you are younger so far. Tatanka, Cliff, CWSpook, Gscott, Steveh, Hov are all older. You don't see them whining. For some it may be mileage instead of age.

Bob... 50 yo is the new 25. Keep telling yourself that. UB is turning 50 this year. I think Serapion is turning 60. Gabe is turning 40. These are all somewhat voluntary though somewhat traumatic conditions. Be nice to these people this year.
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Post by SlowToke » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:46 am

I concur. I try to play basketball with my kids only to find out that my feet are like bricks and my hip feels like it's going to snap at any second. Getting old sucks! On the plus side, my 9-year-old son thinks I'm cool because I can dunk it when he lowers the rim all the way down to where it's about a foot above my head.
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Post by Cleon » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:58 am

It's not all bad. I am now more aware of what I can and can't do physically, which is really quite good. Not a lot of, "Hey, y'all, watch this!" going on anymore and as a result I think I'm actually healthier and safer. Kind of the counterpart to what Thunk said about driving in traffic. I guess I'm wiser, yeah, wiser.
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Re: Be Advised: Aging Sucks

Post by Del » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:01 am

FredS wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:09 am
One of the benefits of aging is that we get to share our ailments with friends. In the last six months:

- I've got a hearing aid 'cause I'm damn near deaf in one ear.
- Had to get new bifocals 'cause my eyesight continues to fail.
- Had to start some new diabetes med.
- Had to get another steroid shot in my bad back.
- I have gashes on my arms that should have healed in two days but now it takes two months.
- Yesterday I picked up a machine and mask to wear at night so I don't die when I sleep.

I'm reminded of a song by Bobby Bare titled The Winner.
Still around to complain and that's good, right?

I'm gonna have to get one of those blasted CPAP masks so I can lie awake at night like this guy.

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Re: Be Advised: Aging Sucks

Post by hugodrax » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:36 am

Sorry about the knee, Bob. Praying for a quick recovery.

I don't want to sound like a juker here. It's honestly not my intention. After last year's scare, I intend on living as long as I can within reason. Nothing crazy. Not going for a hundred. But I am going to welcome every sore spot, every ache and pain, every annoyance as a gift.

Bet J-B agrees with me, too.
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Re: Be Advised: Aging Sucks

Post by FredS » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:51 am

No complaints here. Most of my niggling maladies are due to choices I made as a younger man. It's been a fun ride and I wouldn't change anything if I had a redo. (Except maybe that weekend in Stockton.)
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Re: Be Advised: Aging Sucks

Post by Goose55 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:08 am

Rusty wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:43 am
I'll just point out that none of you are very old. I think Goose is my age but the rest of you are younger so far. Tatanka, Cliff, CWSpook, Gscott, Steveh, Hov are all older. You don't see them whining. For some it may be mileage instead of age.

Bob... 50 yo is the new 25. Keep telling yourself that. UB is turning 50 this year. I think Serapion is turning 60. Gabe is turning 40. These are all somewhat voluntary though somewhat traumatic conditions. Be nice to these people this year.
This is a good post. Bravo, Rusty!
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Re: Be Advised: Aging Sucks

Post by infidel » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:14 am

50 is definitely NOT the "new 25".
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Re: Be Advised: Aging Sucks

Post by Rusty » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:19 am

infidel wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:14 am
50 is definitely NOT the "new 25".
It wasn't for me either. But it has to be for somebody.... It's all in the mind. I would have told him that it's the new 15 but I'm a little concerned by the impact.

Is that a confession of decrepitude?
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Re: Be Advised: Aging Sucks

Post by infidel » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:57 am

Rusty wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:19 am
infidel wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:14 am
50 is definitely NOT the "new 25".
It wasn't for me either. But it has to be for somebody.... It's all in the mind. I would have told him that it's the new 15 but I'm a little concerned by the impact.

Is that a confession of decrepitude?
Let's just say I'm not as svelte as my avatar would have you believe.
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Re: Be Advised: Aging Sucks

Post by gaining_age » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:17 pm

I can relate.



I'm in recreational coed softball-- Friday is the second (and third/final) round of our playoff tournament. My mantra to myself has been "don't get hurt".
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Re: Be Advised: Aging Sucks

Post by Rusty » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:33 pm

gaining_age wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:17 pm
I can relate.



I'm in recreational coed softball-- Friday is the second (and third/final) round of our playoff tournament. My mantra to myself has been "don't get hurt".
How were you expecting to get hurt in "coed softball"? I thought coed meant no-hurt, be nice to the girls?
If it was coed aussie rules rugby - ok I can understand. But coed softball? Maybe it's the heat?
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