Recently I have noticed that I am slowing down and aching more. I think that age has finally caught up with me, as I am beginning to feel maybe I am over sixty now. Being overweight is not a help to this, but I am slowly getting my diet under control, with the help of Sissy, who is also benefiting from it, but the slowing down sucks - I have always been very strong, way stronger than most people, but now I seem to get tired easily, and my hair has started going gray.
I am not complaining really, just recognizing that life tends to make the body change when you hit sixty. A couple of years ago, still in my fifties I was much fitter, still as tough as nails, and not slowing down at all, but now, I reckon I might lose a fight if I got into one. That would be a first I don't want to experience, so I suppose I need to calm down and accept aging gracefully. Sissy says I still look like someone nobody would want to argue with, so maybe I ain't totally lost yet.
Anyway, just thought I would sound off on the terrors of getting old.
'95 Bronco '03 Excursion
and a few other things - Mack truck, Iveco truck, Freightliner truck, Mahindra 4025, Mechron, grasshopper...
Age caught up to one of my neighbors parents today - a broken pelvis, and he is 85.
Everything he owns is about to be snapped up by this damned state, and he will never be on his feet again. His wife is already in a hospice or nursing home - I could not believe it when I went over there and heard what had happened
HE FELL DOWN! He just FELL DOWN - that is all that caused it.
There is no fix for that... You can get no prosthesis, no pins no bolts, nothing.
And I just talked to him recently when he was over there - he is a good man.
I offered to purchase his Aerostar van (which is a four wheel drive) if they can somehow manage to save it. By time payments if necessary.
We don't know if that can be done, but if it can at least something can be saved and the cash will help the family.
Otherwise the State medical program will take it away and cash it out at auction.
They are going to liquidate everything that the man owns in order to pay for his medical care (?)
There's only one way NOT to grow old, and that's to die young. Not an option.
At 55 I'm half way to 60. I used to be able to run from a fight if it was not going my way. Also not an option any more. Getting better at talking my way out of it!
Please don't consider anything I say as coming from someone who knows what he's talking about!
Glenn in TN
05 PT Cruiser Convertible (RV Toad -- behind Holiday Rambler MH - Ford V10 content!)
Back on the age thing; I've started a daily routine my Dad been doing for 35 yrs; that is every morning drink a 8 oz glass of water with a teaspoon of honey and apple cider vinegar. After 20 yrs in the US Army as a paratrooper Grunt and now 12 plus yrs as a full-time fire fighter; I'm starting to break down. My father (75) is very healthy and still works.
An yes I need to loss wieght as well.
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