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Old 11-03-2017, 10:36 PM   #1
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Getting Old Sucks

I've probably mentioned over the years that I am sort of a walking science experiment...no colon, bypass surgery...not a big deal, cuz it is me.

My wife has been diagnosed with congestive heart failure. She's been struggling with fibromyalgia for a decade or so already, and probably has some cumulative cognitive/expressive issues related to at least three concussions in her life.

Existence, survival...even the littlest things one used to take for granted...like grocery shopping or walking to the bathroom from the other side of the room...is harder now.
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Old 11-03-2017, 11:57 PM   #2
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Really? Getting old makes life harder?
Well, I'll be damned.

Drugs used to be fun, meds are not, even though half promise blurred vision and dizziness. Most say avoid alcohol, some avoid Nitrates, and one even avoid real or artificial sunlight.
Next summer I have to get my battery changed, and I don't have a Tesla.
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Old 11-04-2017, 08:43 AM   #3
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Spode you did say in the other thread that you don't know age... except in this way we all do

I feel the same way; I don't want to act old, except that parts of me have started failing.

Yesterday night a band I love played downtown, and the only reason I didn't go is that it was standing only, and I don't think I can really do that for 3-4 hours. Being the only old person there was not really a factor.

But yeah the hardest part is that people around us have also started failing, and have started dying. That's the part that really sucks, that a lot of our loved ones are starting to feel pain and death.
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Old 11-04-2017, 09:22 AM   #4
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There doesn't seem to be an easy glide path to the grave. Death I embrace, all the little humiliating cuts between here and there not so much.
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Old 11-04-2017, 11:23 AM   #5
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You guys had your chance to avoid all this by joining the military. Die young, go out looking good, that's why men have wars. Of course, if you don't do it right, you eventually end up being around a bunch of old people complaining about their aches and pains anyway. I had a chance to be a dead hero but messed it up. Now I'm paying the price. Not complaining though mind you.
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Old 11-04-2017, 11:44 AM   #6
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Damnit, now you tell me.
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:23 PM   #7
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As if you hadn't tried with that mountain biking.
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:39 PM   #8
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so fix it!
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Old 11-04-2017, 03:07 PM   #9
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the next video might be more on point

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Old 11-04-2017, 04:09 PM   #10
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Oh boy, videos! Just the thing to take old people's minds off their ailments.

Good thinking.
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Old 11-04-2017, 05:06 PM   #11
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As if you hadn't tried with that mountain biking.
My riding partner and I have informal instructions regarding dnr.
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Old 11-05-2017, 12:23 AM   #12
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Ha ha ha, good move, Griff.

Do I want the to extend my life another 40 or 50 years? Hell no, not in this condition. If they could restore me to when I was 40 or 50, yes go for it.
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