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Old 04-04-2007, 02:40 PM   #21
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It's weird, I have fewer health problems today than when I was 40 and I'm probably stronger. Getting out of a cubical and retiring to a rural location seems to agree with me.

When I grow up, though, I want to be like my 76 year-old neighbor. Yesterday he was splitting wood, green Douglas Fir ... with an ax. He does about 8 cords a year. Says about 30 years ago, he finally purchased a chain saw, but he can't see any reason to get a power splitter.
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Old 04-04-2007, 03:09 PM   #22
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Get an X-ray before it gets worse, and you'll know when it gets worse.

My knees are pretty much shot, I had some cartilege removed from my left knee and now it clicks when I climb the stairs.
I have the same problem, I was a catcher for 14 years and my knees do the same thing. I've had various surgeries over the years. I second the x-ray recommendation!
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Old 04-04-2007, 04:03 PM   #23
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Who would have thought that middle-aged guys who are obsessed with beer would be so out of shape?
ROTFLMAO!

Anyone care to do some backcountry skiing in New Hampshire to get whipped into shape?

 
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Old 04-04-2007, 04:29 PM   #24
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I've got arthritis in my lower back and my neck from vertebrae that where fractured in my early 20's. I can still lift like I used to (well, not quite, but not because of my back, just generally out of shape) but I have to be very careful to lift properly and if I over-do it, be prepared for a few days of extreme soreness and stiffness. Naproxen rules! Vicodin and Skelaxin are nice too.
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Old 04-04-2007, 08:21 PM   #25
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I turn 40 in a couple weeks. I try to work out a few times a week. I've slipped lately, due to domestic issues, but last summer I was going for 50 mile bike rides. I was bagged when I got home, but a few days later I felt great !

I ran 8K on Sunday.

I've had pain in my upper back and neck since I was 20. I have no idea why. It hurt like hell when I did a lot of computer and desk work. I got an MRI. Specialists, etc. The diagnosis was degeneration in the join. Nothing you can do about it. Live with it.

A few years ago we got a good high end weight machine in our basement gym. Hmm... my shoulder started to feel better. Then I changed the ergonomics of my desk setup. Better again. Then I started working out with an Eliptical trainer, lots of arm motion. My pain is almost entirely gone now !

It isn't how old you are, its your physical shape. We live next door to an 87 year old lady. Up until her hip surgery a few years ago she golfed 18 holes 3x a week, pulling her own cart. She still shovels my sidewalk if I'm working and the snow is light.

"Anyone care to do some backcountry skiing in New Hampshire to get whipped into shape?"

I absolutely love backcountry skiing. Its a tremendous workout and great for the soul. Nothing like skinning a 40 pound pack 10 miles into a backcountry hut and then spending a few days Telemarking on the surrounding slopes.
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:00 PM   #26
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Too many problems to list. I'm just gonna get a t-shirt made up that says "Everything Hurts, All the Time"
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:02 PM   #27
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Welcome to gettin' old Dude. When Iwas forty my body went on strike, and it took an entire year to re-negotiate the contract. Damned unions! I contracted glaucoma in one eye, had three surgeries and two lazer procedures on it and lost the eye anyway. In the same year I got kidney stones on both kidneys and had to have them zapped. Blech.
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:20 PM   #28
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Too many problems to list. I'm just gonna get a t-shirt made up that says "Everything Hurts, All the Time"
LOL!

Reminds me of the joke about an old couple waking up in the morning. The

Wife says: Don't touch me.

Why?

Cause I'm dead.

Waddayamean yur dead?

I don't feel any pain. LOL.



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Old 04-05-2007, 12:08 AM   #29
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OK here's my list at 48.

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 3 years ago and I'm on 2 meds twice a day for that.
I've had two teeth break in the last year. One was pulled. The other broke last week and I'm deciding what to do with it.
Both shoulders, elbows, and knees hurt most of the time.
One joint in my right index finger is constantly sore.
I have to use bifocals in my stinking glasses. Dang I hate my glasses!

Other than that I'm in great shape...
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:13 AM   #30
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Just remember:
Growing old beats the alternative.
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