Getting old sucks

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Biggbass, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Biggbass

    Biggbass Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    yes, it does.
    Looking at Biceps Distal Tendon reattachment surgery next Monday. Ugh.
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  2. Heart attack 4 years ago. Triple bypass last December. Arthritis all over. Certain things no longer work, at all. Diabetes and now neuropothy(I know that isn't spelled right). Lots of smaller things happening.

    Friends, family, and favorite people dying.

    Getting shut out of job opportunities because of ageism.

    Hearing your favorite songs on an OLDIES radio station.

    Yes, getting older bites. And I'm only 57 still.

  3. Killed_by_Death

    Killed_by_Death Snaggletooth Inactive

    I started to get Neuropathy a couple of years ago & changed my diet for the better, which ceased the tingling in my feet at night.
  4. saltydude


    Aug 15, 2011
    boston CANADA
    Dang and here I am getting bothered by little hairs beginning to sprout on my shoulders that weren't there before. Jeesh I hope things get smoother for yah.
  5. FingerDub

    FingerDub Inactive

    Jan 8, 2016
    My knees hurt.
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  6. tlc1976


    Aug 2, 2016
    Yep definitely. Acid reflux, achalasia, IBS, none of it works right. Blood clots. Cramps. Can't do much physical sustain without getting out of breath. First tooth besides the wisdoms will be coming out soon. It's much tougher to get down and work all hunched over on the floor like I love to do, I don't like working at tables.

    But as long as I can still play bass, I'm good.
  7. Al T.

    Al T. Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2006
    Richmond, VA.
    I'm still working in my chosen trade and I am still in pretty good shape for almost 66. The usual aches and pains but nothing overwhelming. BP pill twice a day and cancer in remission. Much gratitude for still being here.
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  8. T_Bone_TL


    Jan 10, 2013
    SW VT
    ...consider the alternative. That is all.
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  9. It smells like prunes and Ben gay in here.....

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  10. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    "Every day above ground's a good day." Unless one is a spelunker, I suppose...
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  11. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    I'm only 45 and I can clearly see the fork in the road ahead. I'm trying to smooth out all of my remaining bad habits before it's too late.
  12. DirtDog


    Jun 7, 2002
    The Deep North
    It's definitely a turning point. I've injured myself more between 40 and 50 than I did the previous 40 years. We are not made of rubber anymore. I wish my 20 year old brain would get in sync with my 50 year old body! I'm not even counting the various chronic afflictions!
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  13. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    I'm having an affair.
    I go out with Arthur Itis and I sleep with Ben Gay.
    It sucks.
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  14. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Gold Supporting Member

    yes. it does. it sucks. hang in! :thumbsup:
  15. Diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at age 25.
    That's been my prominent health issue for decades now.
    All the other things seem minor in comparison.
    Didn't have a chance to get old before the sucking started.

    Design of the the human body is such that it's good for about 40 years.
    I should have purchased the extended warranty plan.
  16. Nashrakh


    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    I share your pain. Got achalasia at age 20, it sucks the big one. Only seems to get worse, especially the reflux. I already feel old as dirt, and I just turned 30. Still beats being dead, as another poster pointed out.
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  17. Tom Bomb

    Tom Bomb Hypocognitive

    Apr 23, 2014
    Not giving anything away here, but this was a hit when I was a boy - the B Side of the first record I ever got :)

    These days it's become an anthem of sorts :laugh:
  18. Gravedigger Dav

    Gravedigger Dav Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Springtown, Texas
    It's that Foggy Old Fogey blend from Colorado.
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  19. DWBass

    DWBass The Funkfather

    I had the same thing done last May. Actually, my injury was at the shoulder and not the elbow. Arm is not the same though. I'm very careful about how much weight I lift these days.