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

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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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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 ".

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

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50 was the magic age for me :wacko:

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

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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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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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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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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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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...

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

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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)

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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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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

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About 5 years ago, when I was talking to a pretty 20 something woman, at one of the sites I work. She said that I probably like the same music as her dad because we're about the same age.

Jeff

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I'm 60 and in OK health. my eyes were never very good,and thanks to playing loud music in the 70's,my hearing is not great.

But other than occasional knee problems,I'm good.

What gets me is like last weekend I had this old gray haired guy come over and start talking to me and it turns out I went to school with him! Never would have recognized him if he hadn't told me his name.

And I've noticed the obituaries have a lot of people in their late 50's and early 60's.

Enjoy it while you have it,I guess.

Like Red Green say "Remember,I'm pulling' for ya-we're all in this together"

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My last High School reunion, I couldn't help but notice all the "old people" there.

Jeff

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Uh, about 2 years ago, when I was 42. That's when I got my spinal fusion. Used to be a rough & tough railroad worker, none of that now!!

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Nothing worse than that first "Sir."

I'm 50. Lots of raquet ball kept me pretty healthy. The arm is a bit worn and the knees ache when it cold. It's the mind that is starting to worry me. My fathers' side of the family has a history of

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What was I talking about?

Edited by Scott Colmer

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