When did you first truely realize your not the young buck you used to be?
Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:04 PM
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 ".
Posted 05 February 2013 - 11:13 PM
Sounds like you may want to call the people at Hoveround!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:35 AM
50 was the magic age for me
Edited by trogdor, 06 February 2013 - 01:36 AM.
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.
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!
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.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 02:05 AM
At 45 (four years ago) I was diagnosed with a muscle disease.
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....
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.
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!
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.
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...
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!
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.
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............
Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:43 AM
In 96' after a failed back surgery at the age of 45.
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...
Edited by Ace-Garageguy, 06 February 2013 - 07:35 AM.
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.
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