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Old 06-10-2007, 08:13 AM
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Is it just me or do others feel the same. It seems like in the last six months my body is starting to ache and hurt in places that I've never hurt before. It's like I've hit an invisible wall. My mental attitude is great, but physically I can sense that I'm just not as strong as I used to be. If I pull a muscle while working out or workin on something, it seems like it takes alot longer to get over it. I have also realized that I'm not as motivated to do things that take alot of muscle or endurance to accomplish. I changed a lawnmower blade the other day, and the last time I changed it I broke the bolts loose with one hand, but this time I had to get a cheater bar and was sore for two days.

It also seems that my shoulders are starting to curl forward. I always had huge shoulders and they seem to be getting closer and closer together and tend to be curling forwards. I've always took pride in my physical condition but damm it seems like I'm freakin falling apart at the seems. Like I hit a brick wall.
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:10 AM
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bug....how old are you?............im a few months shy of 60 and still do all the stuff i always did,......surf, snowboard, softball, sex, etc... .....BUT.. even though i have been blessed by good genes i can sure start to feel the difference in strength and stamina..(experience tends to help make up for the loss)......i figure if you live a long and active life you.re lucky to feel the difference...and no one is immune.......all you can do is accept it graciously and keep moving forward
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Aw, Bug, I think they call it.."we gettin old" syndrome! Don't know your age but, we are in our late 40's and are feeling it too!
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Maybe get yourself checked for Lime Disease.
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I'm just 42. I've always lived my life to the extreme, sort of on the edge, and have some pretty wicked scars to go with it. Talked to my doc about it and he says that the arthritis from those injuries is likely to infect the rest of my body. He also said that from what he sees from my X-rays, that I'm lucky not to be on pain meds. High tolerance for pain I guess. But here lately, last six months, it's been getting progressively worse. Starting to feel like my ligaments are high tension wires. Seems like I'm starting to tense up from the pain.
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Drink more beer
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Drink more beer
Usually after about 3pm or so the pain just magically subsides.
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first.....try and seperate stress from pain......its amazing how much better you can feel physically if your minds right.....then approach it as a problem to be solved......everyone is different but find out what combination of physical, ( streaching, yoga, therapy,) pharma, (drugs, vitamins, glucosamine) and mental (this ones up to you) starts moving you in a positive direction......i hear you...my nickname used to be "bombs away" i beat myself up pretty good.......but with age comes some wisdom and a little restraint............you seem to be a pretty gung ho , goal oriented guy...make it your goal to feel better.....it wont stop you from aging but it will bother you mentally and physically a hell of a lot less
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RI Builder - 6/10/2007 9:19 AM

Maybe get yourself checked for Lime Disease.
I did. Also for tetnus (sp?) Doc said alot of "hard" miles, I said, he!! I though I was just havin fun. He said, now you gonna pay for it.

Oh well.
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RI Builder - 6/10/2007 9:19 AM Maybe get yourself checked for Lime Disease.
I did. Also for tetnus (sp?) Doc said alot of "hard" miles, I said, he!! I though I was just havin fun. He said, now you gonna pay for it. Oh well.
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I believe fubar has it just about right on that one.
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Bugbuster - 6/10/2007 11:32 AM I believe fubar has it just about right on that one.
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i feel your pain.the stuff i did when i was younger is starting to catch up with me.mostly all the car wrecks is what hurts the most.



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Sounds like its time for a desk job with no stress.
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Old 06-10-2007, 12:31 PM
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Bugbuster,

If I were you, I'd get a check up, ASAP.

Irregardless, keep in mind that age is mostly just a number. I've fished offshore with guys who were well into their 70s (including one overnight trip last year with Al Ristori), and they took it in stride. So, in the end, I'd conclude that how you feel is mostly up to you.

I've had more broken bones, herniated discs, cracked ribs (etc.), and I've smashed more digits on my hands and feet than I'd care to admit. Because of this, I'm better at predicting the weather than NOAA, yet I try not to let a little pain get the better of me. It now takes me a day or two to recover from a (24-48 hour) offshore trip, but I damn well know that it was worth it in the end.

I lost a close fishing buddy to cancer (inoperable brain tumors) several years ago. He was so hell bent on getting in one last trip, that he went out on a party boat while he was in a wheelchair, just a couple of months before he passed away. That sort of puts things in perspective for me.

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I still felt like I was in my 20's until 2001. That's when I suffered several injuries in an accident.

First thing I noticed was I could no longer "walk through the pain". Then it took so dang long for me to heel. Now 8 years later, it seems like everytime I try to take on another project I suffer another injury.

Presently I am hobbling around with an ankle that is positively killing me. 6 weeks now. Turned my ankle the last week in April.

I guess it's age. Like you said Bugbuster lots of hard miles.
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Told my doctor I thought, at 74, I was getting impotent. He asked when I first noticed it. I said last night and again this morning.



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Have you considered taking a relaxing vacation in Key West to relax your joints?
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Tireless - 6/10/2007 10:00 PM

Have you considered taking a relaxing vacation in Key West to relax your joints?
Nope. I have a fear of the public restrooms down there.
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