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Ageing. It's a Bugger....

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Mullardman, Apr 23, 2021.

  1. Mullardman

    Mullardman Moderately extreme...

    I joined PFM at 54 yrs old.. in 2003...

    I'm now 72.

    Makes you think... That time has flown over..

    I was remarking on another fave site that in 12 months I've gone from being able to walk several miles.. to struggling with a mile. Also gone from generally active and strong..to feeling weak .slow etc...

    I do keep trying to do stuff.. but it feels like a losing battle.

    Anyone of similar age with views on this?

    Clearly.. we are all going... but I'd like to stay active..

    Any views from other old Gits?
     
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  2. DimitryZ

    DimitryZ pfm Member

    First, don't despair. You have many years and decades ahead of you!

    Second, walking a mile is excellent! Those of us with spinal stenosis and other conditions, would find it an excellent accomplishment.

    Third, connect with your family and friends. You are FAR from being unable to provide in many meaningful ways to multiple people.

    Chin up! Get another cartridge, I say!
     
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  3. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    I’m 57.

    Thanks for cheering me up on this sunny Friday morning :(
     
  4. Monitor Gold 10

    Monitor Gold 10 pfm Member

    I started a Frisbee Group last year. We've members from 11-72... Daughter and Father at either end and all ages between. Frisbee is a brilliant form of Excercise... Just a thought! :)
     
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  5. fegs

    fegs pfm Member

    I'm 54, the same age as when you joined PFM

    Thanks for that ;)
     
  6. Goldenmouse

    Goldenmouse pfm Member

    I'd be calling Dignitas.
     
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  7. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    I’m 54.Maybe I should leave PFM. It’s cursed!
     
  8. Fatmarley

    Fatmarley Agnostic

    Aren't there some hormones or steroids you can take to make you feel young again? I was watching a YouTube video a while back about older MMA fighters that were taking something that was making them fight like younger men. IIRC it was all legal and above board but controversial. I also didn't see any mention of it not being safe to take either.
     
  9. Barrymagrec

    Barrymagrec pfm Member

    I was 54 once. Not recently though.
     
  10. Del monaco

    Del monaco Del Monaco

    Shame
     
  11. Tony Lockhart

    Tony Lockhart Avoiding Stress, at Every Opportunity

    One of my workmates suffered a stroke about five years ago. He was in his mid-30s. Then a couple of weeks ago, against drs orders, he was on his Peloton bike and had a heart attack. He died twice. Has a young kiddie, a demanding wife, and what sounds like a defibrillator permanently fitted.

    He’s 41.
     
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  12. slavedata

    slavedata pfm Member

    I would strongly recommend Pilates. For years now I have been going once a week to a 1 hour class. It first off cured my chronic back problems acquired during the years when I was driving 35 to 45K miles per annum. During the lockdown the class stopped and recently the back issues started to come back. So 3 weeks ago I started with the same teacher using Zoom. Quite painful to start with but already improving. I was shocked how weak my left side had got compared to the dominant right - I'm right handed. Its a clear case of use it or lose it and a structured workout balanced across the body is well worthwhile.
     
  13. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    It's weird, in my mind you lot are all about 50 and I'm in my late-30s. I'm actually 48 so it's no surprise that some of you are... are age-appropriate wiser ;)

    I wonder if there's a phenomenon called 'forum age' whereby the age you join a forum is the 'virtual age' at which you remain on that forum till death do you part. I joined in September 2012 so I'm virtually only 39 years old - result!
     
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  14. canonman

    canonman pfm Member

    Fully booked
     
  15. davcoll

    davcoll pfm Member

    Good Morning from sunny France.

    I joined PFM Jan 12 2004.

    I realised over the last few years how much body strength I was losing when moving 1 metre long logs and cutting them in half. Then last year I developed a carpel tunnel problem. While seeing the surgeon for said problem he said ok just an ECG then next week we will operate. After the ECG I was trundled down the corridor to see another Doc. Chatting after further tests he said well you have had a heart attack in the last year!!!

    A few weeks later after 4 stents and being informed that part of my heart was knackered here I am still plodding on.

    My life was pretty full, dog walking and photography, now I can barely pick up my camera and 500mm lens (bird photography), waiting to come off blood thinners, so I can have my carpel tunnel op. I am 78 by the way.

    Dave.

    P.S No grammar police please English grammar is not my strongest point.
     
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  16. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    You could follow the example of Prince Siddhartha

    (I’m not being entirely frivolous. I really believe that there is no other “solution”)
     
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  17. cctaylor

    cctaylor pfm Member

    No need for the grammar police.

    What an interesting story.
     
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  18. JensenHealey

    JensenHealey pfm Member

    Is there a waiting list?
     
  19. herb

    herb music live

    I am 72 as well. I used to walk for miles but the journey of 3 miles each way to get my jab ended with a few days of serious muscle pains. Light exercise only is possible. I have a few age related illnesses, nothing too serious.

    I can do gardening for short periods only. The big news this month was to buy a self propelled electric grass mower. Otherwise I was going to pay for a gardener. Despite being a petrol head I gave up driving a few year ago, lack of trusting my thought processes in fast cars.

    Fortunately my collections of philosophy books and CDs keep me very occupied and fulfilled.
     
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  20. Suffolk Tony

    Suffolk Tony Aim low, achieve your goals, avoid disappointment.

    I was 57 when I joined pfm, now 71. Yes Mull, getting old can be a real p*sser, and the speed at which time passes appears to increase at a scary rate. Bits wear out, other bits hurt, but I've learned to mostly accept this and carry on as though these things will get better eventually and think about the things I enjoy, even though some of these are becoming harder or just impossible to do.

    I've just renewed my passport (now a pathetic little black booklet) for probably the last time. My walking boots will no doubt outlast me, as will my stereo speakers (if SWMBO doesn't put an axe through them first). I've owned sports cars since I was nineteen, and my latest will be my last. But in some ways, these things are strangely comforting, it simplifies life as you become less and less able to cope with change.

    Anyway, it's a lovely day & I'm off to the garden centre. Spring is here! Might as well enjoy the few I've got left...
     
    Dave J, darrenyeats, Ponty and 9 others like this.

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