Age - it sucks.

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  1. plumcolr

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    Just put new brakes on my expedition.

    What I usedta could do all day long - - Now takes me all day long to do.
    An' don't even mention sex.
     
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    Don't feel bad. I'm on the bad end of the longest sexual dry spell. Otherwise good women just do not want to be with a fat guy.
     
  3. Garbageman

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    I resemble that
     
  4. RANCHEROROB

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    Ha, tell me about it.
    At 67 YO I just did the transmission on my 70 F250.
    I thought I was in pretty good shape but the next day I was so sore I could barely walk.
    AND THAT WAS JUST TAKING IT OUT . On the plus side I have a transmission jack which made it mucho easier
    and I saved about $1,400 doing it myself.
     
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    I'm 66. And I'll SPEND the $1400 and then walk the next day, without any NEW pains (that we all can do without) ;):cool:
    My flatbackin' days of transmission work have been over for a while. :oops:
     
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    I'm just too damn cheap to pay someone to work on my Ranchero. Besides, it's a simple design; I can't think of much I couldn't do on it. But I wouldn't touch my wife's Honda- that one goes straight to the dealership if it needs anything.
     
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    For me, if something has to be done, I get it done. But then I absolutely pay the price for it. I need to replace Babe's fuel pump, and I'm dragging my feet about it.
     
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    Used to do everything but wheel alignment (could get it close enough to drive for a couple days) and slushbox transmissions, though have swapped a couple of them. For my car and ranchero, my wife's and my 5 boys. Did a starter on an 86 mustang jammed in tight in a downtown Newark hi-rise parking garage for #1 son once. But no more. Didn't have any problems with the day-ago brake job, but my body is still complaining. My body no longer bends, too rigid. Oil changes only from now on.
     
  9. T16592

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    Geez, things taking longer with more pain :D I am there and then some. I will also add that - eating all and anything I want has ended for me. Ahh the days of eating until full , then waiting for 10 minutes to go back for dessert . Now, its soups and other soft foods. ;)
     
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    Put yourself in my size 16's. I've been a compulsive overeater since childhood. Abuse destroys you little by little, and you do it to yourself, willingly. So everything that happens to me, it was early-learned behavior, and breaking it fifty years on is not impossible, but it is bloody hard. Anyway, I said all that, so I could say what my doctor once told me: that even if you're driving a one-ton truck, when it's overloaded all the time, it's bound to break down at some point.
     
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    I am hoping that the same amount of technological advances made on cars will be made in medicine. Cars are 500HP +, faster, more MPG, less pollution, digital memories and all done with the AC on. I am hoping they will have replacement parts for the heart, back, joints , muscle and balance upgrades. I can wait for an upgraded memory, I still have lots of post-It note pads....everywhere :D
     
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    I understand the angst but being a physical therapist for a lot of years (I'm 70, sheesh, how did that happen?!) your body is made to move and a little consistent rightly performed exercise will go a long ways in alleviating problems...
     
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    Moss on my roof. Dragged out the ladder, climbed up - BUT as I started to clamber on to the roof, I thought. No way. They'd need to call the fire company to get me down. True story. Last week. Before the brake job. Discretion better than valor (or embarrassment).
     
  14. Jeff B

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    At work, (the Float place) we work on everything that moves and a few that don't. No rack or pit, just jack stands and a moving blanket. I have lost 35 lbs. and during float season there is not a position or crevice that I have not been tucked into. There are days I go home good and sore, but they are becoming less frequent. I won't let this one kick my butt, and at 62 years it has been a challenge but a lot of fun at the same time. It has shown me first hand that I have to keep active and moving.
     
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  15. plumcolr

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    Good grief, this is a young crowd !
     
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    Young, yes. Save for us that are older than dirt - - And some rocks.
     
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    It is true that movement is necessary to alleviate stiffness, but it doesn't alleviate the associated pain, especially when parts are worn, or were broken at one time.
     
  18. plumcolr

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    Gotcha beat. Closer to your dad's age. But not a lot closer.
     
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    Reminds me of the tshirt I saw a while back that read; "When did people my age start looking like old people?"
     
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    I believe it is not the years that age us, but the miles.
     

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