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Old 04-28-2022, 10:39 PM   #1
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Retired May 22, 2020, turn 69 on May 20, 2022!

Problem is everything seems to be falling apart on my body. Major shoulder surgery in 2020 on my left shoulder, 4 anchors.

Now, cataract surgery on my right eye but the date is not determined yet.

Carpal Tunnel and Ulnar elbow surgery on my left arm on May 19th. 6 weeks recovery on this surgery.

I do not feel like I will be 69 next month, but my body and these surgeries are telling me I am an old fart!

I need more Bourbon!
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Old 04-29-2022, 06:53 AM   #2
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At 62, here's my list of surgieries and issues:
- Tonsiles out
- Appendix out
- Gall bladder out
- Right knee ACL surgury
- Coke bottle glasses
- Liver transplant
- Ears ring all the time. Can't hear an armadillio at 10-yards!
- Arthritis getting started in both hands.
- Cholesterol, blood sugar, and triglecerides are all high.

At my annual check up last week, the "20 something" doc's assistant asked if I'd had any falls lately. Kind of ****** me off that she asked that. I'm not THAT old.

Fortiunatley I'm still as hunky and handsome as ever.
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Old 04-29-2022, 06:56 AM   #3
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Old 04-29-2022, 06:58 AM   #4
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Gotta be tough to get old! But better than the alternative!!
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Old 04-29-2022, 07:01 AM   #5
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Yep, if you live long enough you will get old.
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Old 04-29-2022, 07:34 AM   #6
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Old 04-29-2022, 07:36 AM   #7
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You ain't seen nothing yet young feller.
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Old 04-29-2022, 07:51 AM   #8
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Im not as good as I once was
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Old 04-29-2022, 08:05 AM   #9
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Gettin old ain't for sissies!!
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Old 04-29-2022, 08:11 AM   #10
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I wish someone of told me I would live this long. I would of taken way better care of my body. Oops too late...
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Old 04-29-2022, 08:20 AM   #11
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Thing that gets to me is my can-do can't keep up with my want-to!
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Old 04-29-2022, 08:23 AM   #12
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"If I'd known I was gonna live this long, I would have taken better care of myself"!!
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Old 04-29-2022, 08:24 AM   #13
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Thing that gets to me is my can-do can't keep up with my want-to!
I find I point at things getting done more now than when I use to say get out of the way let me do it.
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Old 04-29-2022, 08:34 AM   #14
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Dang, and I thought turning 40 was bad.
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Old 04-29-2022, 08:37 AM   #15
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If it don't hurt, it don't work. After all I put myself through, I'm just glad to be here.
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Old 04-29-2022, 08:41 AM   #16
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At my annual check up last week, the "20 something" doc's assistant asked if I'd had any falls lately. Kind of ****** me off that she asked that. I'm not THAT old.
I chuckled at this. Super funny....but I definitely won't find it amusing when I get asked this
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Old 04-29-2022, 08:52 AM   #17
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"If I'd known I was gonna live this long, I would have taken better care of myself"!!
Youth is wasted on the young!
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Old 04-29-2022, 08:58 AM   #18
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Yep, it takes a lot of work to maintain quality of life as we mature. 67 years and battling, but the issues keep adding up.

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Old 04-29-2022, 08:59 AM   #19
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But I am as good ONCE as I ever was!!
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Old 04-29-2022, 09:02 AM   #20
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I chuckled at this. Super funny....but I definitely won't find it amusing when I get asked this
105 baby!
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Old 04-29-2022, 09:13 AM   #21
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My main gripe right(68.5) now is it takes a 6 iron for what was a 7 iron. So, I guess I'm lucky.
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Old 04-29-2022, 09:26 AM   #22
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Oct 19th, 1989 I had my first heart attack. I was only 43 at the time. 3 more since then. Last one was 2013. Two stints and medicine every day for the rest of my life. Been shot twice, malaria 3 times, appendix ruptured and a few other maladies. Worst of all I have survived two colonoscopies and still kept my manhood. So all you young whipper snappers stop complaining. I'm a 1946 model war baby. Been a fun ride so far. Especially since I got the speed limiter on my truck raised to 140.
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Old 04-29-2022, 09:42 AM   #23
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Oct 19th, 1989 I had my first heart attack. I was only 43 at the time. 3 more since then. Last one was 2013. Two stints and medicine every day for the rest of my life. Been shot twice, malaria 3 times, appendix ruptured and a few other maladies. Worst of all I have survived two colonoscopies and still kept my manhood. So all you young whipper snappers stop complaining. I'm a 1946 model war baby. Been a fun ride so far. Especially since I got the speed limiter on my truck raised to 140.

Kinda hard to follow that one!


At a recent hotel stay, I'm headed to fourth floor the door opened on the 3rd and I proceeded to leave as a lady was getting on. I noticed it was the wrong floor and did an about face and got back on. I mentioned I could see myself swiping my card at the wrong door and wondering why it didn't work- Lady replies- "I just did that very thing".
and followed it with
"they call them the golden years, but it's a lie, they ain't so golden".
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Old 04-29-2022, 10:05 AM   #24
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At 69 next month, i get ask everytime I check in to a Doc office they ask if I have fallen lately. Guess this is normal now for us old farts!
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Old 04-29-2022, 10:05 AM   #25
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At 62, here's my list of surgieries and issues:
- Tonsiles out
- Appendix out
- Gall bladder out
- Right knee ACL surgury
- Coke bottle glasses
- Liver transplant
- Ears ring all the time. Can't hear an armadillio at 10-yards!
- Arthritis getting started in both hands.
- Cholesterol, blood sugar, and triglecerides are all high.

At my annual check up last week, the "20 something" doc's assistant asked if I'd had any falls lately. Kind of ****** me off that she asked that. I'm not THAT old.

Fortiunatley I'm still as hunky and handsome as ever.
"Fortiunatley I'm still as hunky and handsome as ever." That's all the girls care about anyway
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Old 04-29-2022, 10:11 AM   #26
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Old 04-29-2022, 10:13 AM   #27
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I'm a youngster retiree compared to this crowd! Retired Mar. 1,2022 at 59 1/2
Still can do the same things, just takes me 2 days to recover!
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Old 04-29-2022, 10:27 AM   #28
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Yes, to the OP statement. Going to be 82 in July. Still can do things I did 20 years back, but first I think about it, plan how to do it, then it take 2-3 days to complete it. But life is good and I thank God every day for keeping me for that day.
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Old 04-29-2022, 10:42 AM   #29
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I’m right there with ya brother. I was so proud of myself when I turned 60, no health problems. Not on any meds. Heck, just about everyone I knew, and most of them younger than me, was taking something to stay alive. I though I was doing pretty great and definitely blessed. Then I hit 62 and everything went to crap. Now I’m 65 and taking several meds and supplements to keep me alive just a little longer and the ailments just keep stacking up.
Getting old ain’t for sissies.
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Old 04-29-2022, 11:19 AM   #30
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Getting old wasn't too bad. Getting OLDER is going to be quite a bit more demanding.
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Old 04-29-2022, 11:33 AM   #31
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What I used to do all night now takes all night to do.
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Old 04-29-2022, 11:47 AM   #32
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WOW, this has turned out to be one of the best self-pity parties I've ever participated in!! Let's keep 'er goin' folks!!
Tmag, Burnadell, whur y'all at??
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Old 04-29-2022, 11:57 AM   #33
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WOW, this has turned out to be one of the best self-pity parties I've ever participated in!! Let's keep 'er goin' folks!!
Tmag, Burnadell, whur y'all at??
Now I haven't even said anything about my back surgery, gall bladder surgery, 4 stents, 10 pills a day and that I have the knee's of a jelly fish.
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Old 04-29-2022, 12:30 PM   #34
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'are you go Randy! Let's get our GOF due!! It hurts to sit down. It hurts to stand up, It hurts to lie down... bein' perfectly still so far is still good!!
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Old 04-29-2022, 12:40 PM   #35
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You either have an indomitable spirit or you don’t, you are either optimistic or you ain’t, you either believe in Jesus or not.

I spent over 20 years in the Military, had close to 17 surgeries by the time I was 28 years old. Been beat up, blown up, shot up, cut up, broken up, had Cancer, and the pain clinic gave up on me.

I only take reading glasses, Tylenol sometimes, and a few shots of Tequila.

Life is what it is and eventually you get to where you ain’t even “as good once as you ever was”.

SUCK IT UP !
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Old 04-29-2022, 12:42 PM   #36
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WOW, this has turned out to be one of the best self-pity parties I've ever participated in!! Let's keep 'er goin' folks!!
Tmag, Burnadell, whur y'all at??
Burnadell is getting ready to meet my son for a TBH Xpress!
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Old 04-29-2022, 12:43 PM   #37
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I like the old saying “ It takes me all night long to do what I used to do all night long”. Heck the only thing I can do all night long is pee!!
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Old 04-29-2022, 12:44 PM   #38
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You either have an indomitable spirit or you dont, you are either optimistic or you aint, you either believe in Jesus or not.

I spent over 20 years in the Military, had close to 17 surgeries by the time I was 28 years old. Been beat up, blown up, shot up, cut up, broken up, had Cancer, and the pain clinic gave up on me.

I only take reading glasses, Tylenol sometimes, and a few shots of Tequila.

Life is what it is and eventually you get to where you aint even as good once as you ever was.

SUCK IT UP !

Yes Sir! SUCK it up & I tell everyone, I'm in my prime! All a mindset!! At least some of the time. LOL!!
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Old 04-29-2022, 12:44 PM   #39
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I like the old saying It takes me all night long to do what I used to do all night long. Heck the only thing I can do all night long is pee!!
LMAO!! I can relate!!
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Prayers sent for your son.
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I like the old saying “ It takes me all night long to do what I used to do all night long”. Heck the only thing I can do all night long is pee!!
Good ones !

Dang urologist was all concerned about how often I got up to pee at night until we measured it. I get up to pee because I gotta pee, guess I drink a lot of liquids. I pee close to 60 ounces per night between going to bed and getting up for the day.

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Old 04-29-2022, 12:59 PM   #42
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That's right Voodoo, FIDO.
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Old 04-29-2022, 01:07 PM   #43
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Oh it's not all a mindset... If it was, I'd still be chasin' womens day n night... The mind is willin' but the body, not so much... I'm kinda like a dog that chases cars... He ain't got a clue what to do if he should catch one!!
Last female, lady, womens I chased tole me, "you gonna have a lot harder time turnin' me loose than you did catchin' me!! She was right! I caught her in '76... ain't been able to turn her loose yet!! I still shake her around ever chance I get tho!!
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Old 04-29-2022, 01:48 PM   #44
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Heck - I'm turning 40 this year and even now I miss my 30 yr old self, lol. Recovery time seems to have doubled in most everything I try to get out and do. Haven't even had the surgeries, but the body definitely feels the age.
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Old 04-29-2022, 02:28 PM   #45
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I'm not even gonna start. I don't wanna be up for two days explain-n it all.
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Old 04-29-2022, 02:32 PM   #46
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I think I can beat all of y’all with all my crap, and I’m only 48.
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Old 04-29-2022, 03:19 PM   #47
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Oh it's not all a mindset... If it was, I'd still be chasin' womens day n night... The mind is willin' but the body, not so much... I'm kinda like a dog that chases cars... He ain't got a clue what to do if he should catch one!!
Last female, lady, womens I chased tole me, "you gonna have a lot harder time turnin' me loose than you did catchin' me!! She was right! I caught her in '76... ain't been able to turn her loose yet!! I still shake her around ever chance I get tho!!
Im not sure if you know this but you said all of that out loud Charlie. LOL
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Old 04-29-2022, 03:58 PM   #48
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You don't rekon he was dreaming during his nap, do ya?
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Old 04-29-2022, 04:05 PM   #49
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Wait, what... Somebody say something??
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Old 04-29-2022, 04:05 PM   #50
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I sneezed last night and my back went "Oh hell no ya don't" :/
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