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When did you first truely realize your not the young buck you used to be?

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#1 mnwildpunk


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:04 PM

This past weekend we decided our old matress was shot. So we went and got a new one. A real bed not the thin cheap matress we all had when we were single. Delivery who needs delivery not us. Well we kicked the old mattress to the curb and grabbed the new one out of the truck. Once we got it inside we had already started rethinking the delivery and we still had a flight of stairs to go. Half way up well our energy was gone but we couldn't quit now. My wonderful women decided she needed a break and thought leaving the beds full weight trying to push me down the stairs was ok. I assured her it wasn't! We finally made it to the bed room after trying to bend it around a corner. We flopped it down on the frame and both collasped on our new bed. In that moment my thoughts crystalized on the fact I can't do things like this anymore without a fist full of painkillers or a few drinks afterwards. My question to you is what age did you fully understand your not superman and your not going to do stupid STUFF like carrying a mattress up stairs anymore!

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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:44 PM

My time came when i was 50 when i climbed under a valueliner mack truck ,simply to re- tighten the speedo tooth counter on the gearbox . Getting in there was easy but when it came time to get out the truck had lost some air so it sat lower . Yer it had done this before and i've just climbed up between the chassis and tailshaft to get out , well just twisting and turning to start to get out i realized , " I'm too old to do this stuff anymore ".

#3 CadillacPat


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Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:13 PM

Sounds like you may want to call the people at Hoveround!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:35 AM

50 was the magic age for me :wacko:

Edited by trogdor, 06 February 2013 - 01:36 AM.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:39 AM

Until about 40 I was pretty good. After that things don't heal as fast or as well. I've got knee problems now that persist, bursitis in my left heel that limits how long I can walk.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:50 AM

LOL, you guys are making me feel a lot better! Being 6'6" tall and 280lbs, people think you can carry cars around on your back and me being stupid in my younger years (I'm 45) I would be the first to offer to lift something heavy or carry something too big. Boy, do I regret it now!!!!!!! Feet, legs and back sore all the time!!! I remember one of my bosses telling me "don't be a hero" when I went to pick up a 400 lb transformer for a job we were doing. I understand now why he said that!

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:52 AM

Been there done that...LOL...  Me it came early after the accident but was feeling it a bit before...still get into trouble too stubborn I guess. 

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:05 AM

At 45 (four years ago) I was diagnosed with a muscle disease.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:35 AM

l have had ms since l was 26 but never really hit me until l was 40, l realized with age l can't do what l use to and now 7 years later l feel my age so much more....

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:00 AM

I decided that a long time ago, seems other people have different plans for me. We moved when I was 30 and I remember starting to black out from back pain carrying an old style TV up the stairs. On our next move, a year later we hired a moving company. Some one old, on the other hand is 10 to 15 years older then your current age. At 62, I feel it every morning when I first roll out of bed, then it comes and goes all day.We have a Sleep by Numbers bed so it is light as  air, very easy to move, maybe you should try one next time.  Now, I think old is going to be when we can't make it up the stairs any more and have to move our bed down stairs, I don't want to ever move again from this shack.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:11 AM

I played touch football with a bunch of friends every New Years day from 1970 to 1996. The last time was about a month before my 45th birthday. I had to drive 150 miles to play the game and 150 miles home afterward. When I got home my wife, very wisely, said," You know, you should think about retiring from the game before you get hurt". She was right and I did. I still miss it! She always tells people I think I'm 18 and act like I'm 12. I can live with that!

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:19 AM

i was driving down the road and there was a young girl hitch hiking. i put my foot on the brake and then realized i was too old to pick up teen age hitchhikers, so i accelerated and kept going.


this was 30 years ago.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:40 AM

I realized my youth was over less than 1 month after my 49th birthday when my heart decided to try and quit. Now I'm no longer able to work or enjoy being active like I was. I miss being a dedicated worker...

#14 High octane

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:53 AM

In the early 90's or 22 years ago. Wow. I fell like the "Engergizer Rabbit" as I just keep goin' and goin.' LOL!

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:05 AM

Pretty recently, actually.  Just seems like I don't have anywhere near the energy I used to.  I'm dieting now, so hopefully that'll change for the better.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:33 AM

I realized I was not a young buck any more when I was about 28 and was still looking at hot 19 year old girls and wondering............

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:43 AM

In 96' after a failed back surgery at the age of 45. :(

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:17 AM

When someone showed me a picture of me they'd taken, and it was of an old guy. Up until then, I had no idea... B)

Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 06 February 2013 - 07:35 AM.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:21 AM

The day my son was born and i did the math... When he is 16 I will be lucky if I am not the one needing a diaper change.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:26 AM

Interesting question! I'm 58, and for me it was about 15 years ago. The cute little girl at McDonalds called me "sir" Ooooooo  :o