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When did I get so farking old?

 
 
Reply Thu 10 Jan, 2019 08:51 pm
I have never been in super awesome shape, but I was athletic. I played rugby in college, basketball from 16-30, hiked, camped and could generally move heavy objects.
2 years ago I ripped my rotator cuff getting out of a chair... I have an appt to get a cataract out of my left eye this month... now, just like 60 minutes ago I was moving a piece of marble that I have moved so many times and I literally felt the tendon in my left arm rip as my bicep gave up the ship.

How did this happen? when did this old man appear?
 
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jan, 2019 08:56 pm
When you're old, every body part not in constant use begins to atrophy. Once out of shape it gets harder each year to get back in. I recommend a boot camp regimen and bungee jumping.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jan, 2019 08:57 pm
And Teeter hanging.
neptuneblue
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jan, 2019 09:01 pm
I inherited my grandmother's rings. On Christmas Eve, my daughter asked me why my hands look so "old." Crepey skin I say. She tells me, there's a creme for that.

I didn't know whether I should laugh or cry.

McGentrix
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jan, 2019 09:17 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

And Teeter hanging.


teat hanging? thats gotta HURT. They call you horse?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jan, 2019 09:35 pm
One of these
https://dks.scene7.com/is/image/GolfGalaxy/16TEEUTTRNXTSNVRSMEC?wid=1200&fmt=jpg
oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jan, 2019 09:42 pm
@edgarblythe,
That looks like a medieval torture device.
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oralloy
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jan, 2019 09:43 pm
@McGentrix,
McGentrix wrote:
I have an appt to get a cataract out of my left eye this month...
I recommend having it done at an eye surgery center where all they do is eye operations all day long. That's where I got my eyes done.

And you might want to make sure you think about what sort of lens you want in your eyes. Fixed/distance in both eyes is probably the best option, and probably what you will get by default if you don't choose. But you might want to think about it and make your own choice.

Your choices are:

a) fixed/distance
b) fixed/medium
c) fixed/near
d) Lenses that attach to your eye muscles and flex to change focus.
e) Lenses that have a whole bunch of fixed focal lengths all at once. Your brain needs to take a couple months to rewire itself to adapt to the new input.

Some people get fixed/distance in one eye and fixed/near in the other. I think that's a screwy idea. But it's another option.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jan, 2019 09:51 pm
I think the eye doctor college is best. You get it at a fraction of the cost
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jan, 2019 10:20 pm
@McGentrix,
I've got what they call Early Onset Rigor Mortis. Age related, but mine is coming on earlier than usual. I'm 74, by the way.
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roger
 
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Reply Thu 10 Jan, 2019 10:24 pm
@oralloy,
That's good information.

I had the operation in one eye, and did it without anesthesia. They totally numb the and the anesthesia is only to keep you relaxed during the procedure. I just hate recovering from anesthesia and feel like this was one of my good decisions.
jespah
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jan, 2019 07:22 am
@oralloy,
I never knew there were choices. That's really good to know, thank you.

And McG - on your behalf "Ouch!" Also on your behalf: "Hey you kids, get off my lawn!"

And now, a musical interlude.
oralloy
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jan, 2019 06:29 pm
@jespah,
Here are a couple pages that describe the various options.

https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/cataracts-iol-implants

https://www.huntingtoneyecare.com/cataract-surgery-intraocular-lens-choices/

Insurance usually will only pay for a fixed-focus lens. If you want a lens that flexes or does multiple focuses at once, you usually have to pay for the lens yourself, although insurance would probably still pay for the surgery.
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NO-NAME
 
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Reply Fri 11 Jan, 2019 10:17 pm
@McGentrix,
Your dying it's a terrible slow process that everyone hates.

the human body was made to rejuvenate but we have lost that understanding overtime I can relate to you on the rotator cuff I tore my left one about 8 years ago on top of about 20 other torn muscles in about 20 other broken bones
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Lash
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2019 06:12 am
@edgarblythe,
I’m sure his teeter is hanging.
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Lash
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2019 06:14 am
No major injuries yet, but I can pull a muscle with a sneeze.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2019 08:17 pm
@McGentrix,
Same farking time I did!
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2019 11:02 pm
You do know you're not likely to get much sympathy from this crowd, right?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2019 11:04 pm
@edgarblythe,
Now that's just goofy . . . if I brought home a woman who looked like that, The Girl would kick my @ss.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 12 Jan, 2019 11:07 pm
Mine would laugh at me for thinking I had a chance.
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