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Getting Old Sucks

Old 08-03-20, 11:49 AM
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I got my first knee injections over the past month. The popping in my knees had reached a pretty violent level, although there was rarely pain. Xrays looked good, so the doctor suggested some injections. We'll see if that helps the issue over the next few weeks.
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Originally Posted by John Galt View Post
That's kind of what I was getting at. I just listened to FM/Satellite radio through about 2010 and always found plenty of music I liked (mainly rock and country). Now I can't get into any new music that comes out on the commercial stations and have to search out blogs and word of mouth to find all the indie stuff I now enjoy. There's plenty there, just harder to find.
Gotcha. I guess that because most of what I listen to was very rarely played on commercial radio stations back in the day (e.g. Metallica got very little radio play in the mid-80's and zero play on stations in my area), I got used to listening to music on LP/Cassette/CD instead of radio (until things like Spotify came along) so the decline of the quality of music played on the radio flew completely under my radar.
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Usually my husband does the yard work, but I decided to do it today since I'm unemployed and need to feel useful. After about a half hour of weed wacking, I'm sitting on the couch having a glass of wine. And I'm drinking like Trump, because when I try to drink with one hand, that hand and arm shake uncontrollably. I'm just out of shape and have no upper body strength, but I'm thinking Trump drinks 2 handed to stop tremors since that's the only way I can stop mine now.
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Anyone else?

"I'm gonna watch season 2 of (insert show)" followed by: "Oh crap! I can't remember what happened in season 1".
Every year there are a lot of new Star Trek shows that I apparently haven't seen before. I thought they stopped making the ones with Kirk and Spock and Piccard a long time ago, but I guess not.
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What age is considered "getting old"?
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You'll know it when you feel it.
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Originally Posted by tasha99 View Post
Usually my husband does the yard work, but I decided to do it today since I'm unemployed and need to feel useful. After about a half hour of weed wacking, I'm sitting on the couch having a glass of wine. And I'm drinking like Trump, because when I try to drink with one hand, that hand and arm shake uncontrollably. I'm just out of shape and have no upper body strength, but I'm thinking Trump drinks 2 handed to stop tremors since that's the only way I can stop mine now.
weed wacking often does that to my hand/arm too. I used a palm sander for about an hour last week and it did a similar thing.
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^Me three
Old 08-07-20, 09:13 AM
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You know the stereotype about becoming forgetful with age? It seems to be real for me. I swear I seem to be a lot more forgetful that ever. Trying to make coffee and forgetting to put water, or coffee grounds, in the brewer. Forgetting where I put things just a few seconds earlier, etc. Last weekend I filled up the gas can for my mower. Between the gas station and home, I forgot about it. It was only a 1/2 mile drive. Later in the week, driving the car, I there was an overwhelming gas smell and realized what I'd done. While driving, it had tipped over and leaked a bit. Fortunately, the trunk has a rubber liner. But some of the stuff in the trunk is trash, and the car still reeks of gasoline.
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Old 08-07-20, 10:53 AM
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Re: Getting Old Sucks

Yeah, I can be kind of forgetful, too.

I don't know if it's age-related or not. I've been kind of an "absent-minded professor" type, where I'll walk out of my house without my phone, or forget to set the timer on the oven when I'm baking something.
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Yes, "senior moments" happen, call it forgetfulness if you want, but it's much less of a negative if one just calls it a senior moment. Ha! I'll be 73 years young later this month and it seems to me that some folks here are complaining about "getting old sucks" who are probably only in their 40's or 50's. You all know, right, that you're not old until you tell yourself that you're old. Once you say "Oh, poor me, I'm an old man/woman now" then you truly are old!
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Old 08-10-20, 04:55 PM
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Here's another one:

You workout for 6 months and you feel great, then you just happen to sit a little askew on someone's couch one evening, and you wake up the next morning going "ouch! ouch! ouch!" and trying to figure out how you will get out of bed. Sigh...
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What's crazy is that I'm only 4 years older than him.......so I feel young.
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The first thing my wife and I talk about in the morning is how often we got up to go pee during the night.
Old 08-27-20, 08:50 AM
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My memory has definitely gone to shit as I got older and I'm also having a hard time "keeping up" in my job.

I'm constantly forgetting things - either stuff that I did or stuff that I learned. My manager brings up things we've apparently talked about in the past in which I either have a vague recollection of or don't remember at all. I often ask "what are you talking about?".

I work in IT and juggle a lot of stuff and I'm finding it hard to keep up on the changes in technology. Back in the day I'd be "excited" about new technology and sinking my teeth into it, but now it's more of a nuisance ("ah, I have to learn something new now?"). The younger co-workers seem to adapt to the changes a lot easier and quicker than I do. It maybe also be because IT has burned me out, but I definitely know that age is a factor as my worsened memory is making it harder to stay on top of things.
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Old 08-27-20, 09:07 AM
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So....does the OP still have the eggplant sub?

I started here in 2003, so when I was 30. That was a very ling time ago. Memory ain't what it used to be, and the body don't do the running thing anymore. Now though, I code which seems to be sharpening my mental skills a bit. That combined with the fact that IT people and Devs in particular are significantly younger than I am.
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Originally Posted by Coral View Post
My memory has definitely gone to shit as I got older and I'm also having a hard time "keeping up" in my job.

I'm constantly forgetting things - either stuff that I did or stuff that I learned. My manager brings up things we've apparently talked about in the past in which I either have a vague recollection of or don't remember at all. I often ask "what are you talking about?".

I work in IT and juggle a lot of stuff and I'm finding it hard to keep up on the changes in technology. Back in the day I'd be "excited" about new technology and sinking my teeth into it, but now it's more of a nuisance ("ah, I have to learn something new now?"). The younger co-workers seem to adapt to the changes a lot easier and quicker than I do. It maybe also be because IT has burned me out, but I definitely know that age is a factor as my worsened memory is making it harder to stay on top of things.
Oh, I hear you, I'm having the same issues at work. Luckily my manager is about 10 years older than me and is having the same issues, so he understands where I'm coming from. Still, it sucks.
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I'm 61 and try to stay active. I rode my mountain bike 115 miles over Anaheim Hills on Tuesday, then walked several miles yesterday to relieve some of the leg cramps from the day before. I've always had difficulty remembering names my entire life. When I see someone I've known for a few years I'll say "What's up, Dude" or something similar.
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I got my first knee injections over the past month. The popping in my knees had reached a pretty violent level, although there was rarely pain. Xrays looked good, so the doctor suggested some injections. We'll see if that helps the issue over the next few weeks.
What were the injections of?
I have badly popping knees too, and am wondering what can be done.
My hips also get sore if I'm walking for an hour or so.
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Originally Posted by Max Bottomtime
When I see someone I've known for a few years I'll say "What's up, Dude" or something similar.


I'm like "what's up! can you remind me how long we've been friends?"
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My visit to my stubborn 94 y/o father has resulted in my bringing him home to live with me in Kansas. We're halfway there, staying the night in Madison, Wisconsin. Wish me luck! And any of you who have cared for parents are welcome to chime in with advice.
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^ Road trip movie with Melissa McCarthy as "Vibs" and Sean Connery as her cranky dad.
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Anyone with memory problems should examine their sleep. I know as a sleep specialist Iím biased, but sleep really does affect people MUCH more than most realize. You need to be getting at least 7 hours of good sleep nightly, and donít ignore shit like sleep apnea if you have that going on.
Oh, and one other thing that personally affected me... Iíve always had insomnia issues, and eventually melatonin quit working for me consistently. Ambien came with itís own set of problems, so I settled on diphenhydramine as my primary OTC sleep aid for many years. This is the same thing as Benadryl, Unisom, and most generic store-brand sleep aids. Itís a first generation antihistamine but is used as a sleep aid since drowsiness is itís most common side effect.
What I recently discovered is that diphenhydramine is HORRIBLE for you if you take it long term like I did. It affects memory and increases your chances of developing Alzheimerís or dementia later in life. So I had to detox off that shit, and finally feel like my memory has improved, plus Iím a lot less groggy when waking up.
Anyway, sorry for the random tangent, but I thought it was pertinent to the theme of the thread. Stay frosty.
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Originally Posted by Coral View Post
My memory has definitely gone to shit as I got older and I'm also having a hard time "keeping up" in my job.

I'm constantly forgetting things - either stuff that I did or stuff that I learned. My manager brings up things we've apparently talked about in the past in which I either have a vague recollection of or don't remember at all. I often ask "what are you talking about?".

I work in IT and juggle a lot of stuff and I'm finding it hard to keep up on the changes in technology. Back in the day I'd be "excited" about new technology and sinking my teeth into it, but now it's more of a nuisance ("ah, I have to learn something new now?"). The younger co-workers seem to adapt to the changes a lot easier and quicker than I do. It maybe also be because IT has burned me out, but I definitely know that age is a factor as my worsened memory is making it harder to stay on top of things.
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