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Old 04-30-2016, 05:37 PM
 
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My feet. If I could have any part of my 'girl' body back, it would be my fleshy padded feet. I walk up to 10,000 steps a day, more on vacation, and I find that I could keep going except for my aching feet.
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Old 04-30-2016, 05:58 PM
 
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Of the four 'kids' I work with in my design group, not one could name a Beatles song, and one had never even heard of them! Help!
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Old 04-30-2016, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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When you become a great-grandparent. When you oldest grandchild is 30. When your oldest child is 46 and gets asked if he needs a senior menu. When you are the 2nd oldest living member of your family.
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Old 05-01-2016, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Arizona
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I live on a second story apartment and the parking lot is about 20 feet to the building door, then up a flight of steps and another 20 feet to my door. I get 40 packs of water at Costco and load them on my shoulders and carry them up the stairs, but I am a muscular young guy. I can't imagine an older person or woman getting stuff into my unit easily.



There was a thread about me that got legs a few months back. No book, just a bored office worker with little personal life here.
I hope you take this in the spirit in which it is meant. I really want to help you. Life isn't a dress rehearsal. This is it!

You really should get a life. You always come to the retirement forum, ask questions, and talk about your life. You are NOT retired! You are less than half the age of most posters here. What applies to you does not apply to anyone else here.

You should be going out and having fun or life is going to pass you by. When I was your age I went out EVERY night! All of those beautiful young women available and you spend your time talking to old people. You are actually talking about feeling old! I never felt old at your age. I don't feel old now.

You being here is not healthy for you. All of the opportunity and great times you can be having and you come to a retiree board. Go out. Have sex. Lots of sex. That is the normal thing to do at your age.

You are already talking about your ailments. I don't let my friends get away with that and they are all decades older than you. We have a no ailments rule when we do things.

I am afraid that someday you are going to look back and not have much to remember. No memories is a terrible thing.

So do yourself a favor. Go out. Find a woman. Have sex. Rinse and repeat. I guarantee you will forget about this forum. Good luck!
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Old 05-01-2016, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I hope you take this in the spirit in which it is meant. I really want to help you. Life isn't a dress rehearsal. This is it!

You really should get a life. You always come to the retirement forum, ask questions, and talk about your life. You are NOT retired! You are less than half the age of most posters here. What applies to you does not apply to anyone else here.

You should be going out and having fun or life is going to pass you by. When I was your age I went out EVERY night! All of those beautiful young women available and you spend your time talking to old people. You are actually talking about feeling old! I never felt old at your age. I don't feel old now.

You being here is not healthy for you. All of the opportunity and great times you can be having and you come to a retiree board. Go out. Have sex. Lots of sex. That is the normal thing to do at your age.

You are already talking about your ailments. I don't let my friends get away with that and they are all decades older than you. We have a no ailments rule when we do things.

I am afraid that someday you are going to look back and not have much to remember. No memories is a terrible thing.

So do yourself a favor. Go out. Find a woman. Have sex. Rinse and repeat. I guarantee you will forget about this forum. Good luck!
I'm rarely on C-D on my personal time. Strange as it may seem to some on this board, I'm not writing books or profiting from these posts. There's no ulterior motive other than for me to pass the time, mostly at work, communicate with others, and hopefully learn something. Obviously, I'm not busy enough at my current job (used to post at work, but less), the job isn't the right fit, and have kind of just given up on the job and living in Indianapolis.

I do not like my current coworkers a bit, don't have many close friends in this area, and do not find Hoosiers the least bit friendly or social in general. I'm from Tennessee and I'm a chatty type, and this place just doesn't gel with me at all. I made more small talk with strangers in Louisville Monday evening downtown than I'll make in a month in this place. Granted, I'm spending a good bit of my personal time applying outside of the Midwest to try to get back to the South, Florida, or generally somewhere I'd rather be than stuck in a landlocked cornfield in Indiana. I'm only here for employment.

I'm far from some shut-in holed up posting on this board like a madman. I went to an NBA game Friday night then to a bar with some former coworkers and their friends. Most weekends I'm traveling and doing something outside - hiking, kayaking, boating (when I lived in TN), fishing, etc. I'll admit I don't have the social life I did when I lived back in Tennessee, but at this point, I'm trying to make the best of the hand I've been dealt. My former coworkers always remarked on my weekend travel habits as excessive and that I get stir crazy here.

I don't consider my little Facebook check-ins evidence of someone who doesn't get out and doing anything or make memories.



I'll get out and go to bars (you'll have a hard time finding someone that likes to have a beer at the bar more than me) but I'm not just tearing up the women left and right every night. Never been that way and I've had plenty of girlfriends. Sounds more like a frat boy that can't let go of the college bar scene to me than a regular 30 year old.
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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My beard has been completely white for several years, so the option of growing one is off the table.
Hmm. A distinguished white beard is quite nice on guys. The key is good grooming, I think. Why don't you do ahead and grow one if you want to?
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Well, I've known folks in their mid-50's who needed knee replacements and got them. Mid-50's is young from my perspective, and sometimes folks wreck their knees from activities they did when they were younger ( wrestling and other sport injuries come to mind), so knees like that aren't always just indicative of old age.

So in your shoes I'd make that visit to your doctor about your knees, there might be other remedies short of knee replacements, at least for now, that will make your knees feel better. But if it turns out you do need knee replacements, it might well be that getting them will improve things down the road so much that you will feel lots younger, and wonder why you waited so long.
I have actually given this some thought. I wonder if it would be better to have surgery now, or to wait till I'm older. Seems like it would be better now. But I really, really don't want to do it.
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Old 05-03-2016, 02:52 PM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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I have actually given this some thought. I wonder if it would be better to have surgery now, or to wait till I'm older. Seems like it would be better now. But I really, really don't want to do it.
I am late 50s. I had a knee operation and a shoulder (not replacements). I don't regret either but I probably wouldn't regret not having it done either. In both cases, the other side was almost as bad and has recovered about the same with PT after no surgery as the side that got surgery.
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Old 05-11-2016, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Have you tried tart cherry extract (get it from any vitamin department). Seriously, I found it beat the heck out of any otc pain reliever. In fact, four capsules a day absolutely eliminates my knee, lower back, and hip pain.

Actually, I experimented with eating 30-40 black cherries a day and discovered that works as well...but cherries aren't always in season and eating that many cherries is inconvenient.

Try tart cherry extract. Shouldn't take more than two or three days to see whether it works.
I wanted to reply to this post. I ordered pills that contain all of the substance of tart cherries, and began taking them and have been doing so every day. I take one in the morning and one at night. My knees have been better, though not nearly as well as I would really like. They still stiffen after I've been sitting, and they give me pain on some days. Today they hurt when I worked out. I took two ibuprofen today.

Overall though, the knees aren't hurting as much. And--I feel better in general. I don't know what to attribute this to, but several days ago I noticed that I felt much better than I had been. Not as much daily fatigue. And, much of the muscle pain I routinely get after working out is non existent. This latter is really surprising. I always get some muscle pain after working out.

So, I don't know if this is the work of the tart cherry pills or something else.

I want to continue with this, although at $20 per month taking them isn't cheap. I need to find a new source for this stuff. But, I appreciate this recommendation from you, and other posts from others about this. Tart cherry juice or pills is totally new to me.

I am stopping short of recommending this. I need to give it more time to make sure. But so far, so good.

Thanks a bunch.
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