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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 11:36 AM Thread Starter
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At what point do I need to quit thinking of grown men as kids?

I moved a new safe into the house last week. Not going to lie that thing was too heavy by a lot for the worn down 57 year old me. 20 years ago me and the wife likely would have gotten it in.

Anyway I wrangled a couple 30 year old kids to help. Iím pretty sure they could have eaten it. Iíve been moving things with a hand cart for over 20 years to make a living, Iím well conversed in the subject.

Rarely if ever asked for help in the past. Love my daughters but a son in law is a useful thing to have around these days. Iím old and not exactly happy about it.


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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-13-2019, 11:40 AM
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At 57 your really not all that old, yet.
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Thatís what I thought. The last year or so has made me wonder.

I might have been above average and have slipped to average. Drs give me the what are you talking about speech.

Really hurt my rotator cuff a year ago. Itís affected everything. Plenty I simply donít do anymore. Surgery is close to a coin flip as to helping.


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57? Heck when I was 57 I could still bench press 400lbs! Ok ......I never could bench press 400lbs. 400 lbs is what they make fork trucks for. I do understand what you are going through though! A fella has to swallow his pride and ask for help in accordance to the aging process. It becomes less strain on the pride to ask for help as time marches on....trust me!
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You'd better change your attitude about what is old. I have 19 years on ya and I don't consider myself old, I'm just more experienced. Yeah, there are things I don't do anymore, because experience tells me that there's a better way to do stuff, or not do it at all.

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Your 57 and wore out
Hate to break it to you but, your in for it,Itís Donít get any better only faster
I got 8 or 9 on you, I would honestly
give a lot, to get back what I had a 57

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Well, I got 12 years on that 57, and both shoulders have had the rotator cuff tore, along with several other things.

So from 69+ I'll say; you ain't seen nuthin yet.

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My wife liked me better when I was 57 too.....just saying.

My dad just turned 87 and he sold over 100 loads of firewood last year. He cut and split wood almost every day from the middle of April until the middle of October. Then he delivered wood from October until April. I was home a couple of weeks and told Pops that he looked to be behind on the wood cutting. Dad solemnly told me to take his Stihl MS 390 home with me as he was done with the wood business. I know there comes a time for everyone but it was the first time that I have ever seen my dad waive the white flag. I'm pretty sure that I'll be waiving mine well before 87....
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i guess i'm the oddball here, (my wife would "big suprise...NOT") but at 57, i'm in better shape than anytime in my life. i enjoy doing things that younger men shy away from, and that's a big part of why i'm in good shape, not to mention God gave me an over-abundance of energy! the aches and pains do remind me that i'm no spring chicken, though. dee, i've dealt with a little of the joint issues, but not to that level, yet. i'm sure it's going to catch up with me, and i dread that time! gpa, cutting and splitting wood is one of those that has me in the shape i'm in. i'm sorry to hear your dad is waving the white flag, but i suspect i will have done so by that age!!
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Thatís what I thought. The last year or so has made me wonder.

I might have been above average and have slipped to average. Drs give me the what are you talking about speech.

Really hurt my rotator cuff a year ago. Itís affected everything. Plenty I simply donít do anymore. Surgery is close to a coin flip as to helping.


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Wow EQ, that's what they think is wrong with my shoulder. But I won't know for sure until I get the MRI next
Thursday. No broken bones or a dislocated so far but it sure does hurt. I have fine mobility in all directions
except one.
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