Suddenly feeling very old

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Registered: 01-20-2005
Suddenly feeling very old
Thu, 06-23-2011 - 11:52pm

Turned 50 a couple of weeks ago and it hasn't really bothered me.

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Registered: 11-04-1999
Fri, 06-24-2011 - 8:12am
HI, sorry on all the health concerns. I go to an exercise physiologist so he has a masters degree and modifies everything as I am post neck surgery and post left ankle fracture and some arthritis. He doesn't come cheap but is helping me get better. Just a thought! take care, Josie
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Registered: 10-10-2007
Fri, 06-24-2011 - 7:33pm

I think it is a very good thing that you are getting some excercize.

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Sat, 06-25-2011 - 6:52pm


I sometimes feel old, but I am much younger. I do also have physical issues as well, tendinitis(not to bad...), I certainly have knee issues right now in which I will be looked at again in two weeks. The knee issue is causing problems for me, and so it frustrates me too. Going to the gym and getting someone to modify things seems like putting the trainers out of their way, but thats what they are there for to help you out. You don't want to hurt yourself...I know I am seeing a sports medicine doctor and i will be asking him in regards to my knee. I received a referral so I am lucky. I try to bike, but it does hurt...swimming laps does hurt now when i push off the wall.

The bottom line is that you are doing the best thing for yourself and you are trying! You seem to be determined as well. Don't let that stop you. At the same time, make sure you do the modifications as well, it is for your own good. Exercise is good for you as well as you said. Pat yourself on the back as well, because it is hard to get out there and work out and trying to find that energy to do so....its not easy, but you are making that effort! I commend you for it! I'm thinking of having a hot bath with epson salt...apparently it helps with is something I was told once a while back. Try that too, see if it helps you as well!

Once again, I commend you and continue doing what you are doing as well! :smileyhappy:

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Registered: 01-20-2005
Mon, 06-27-2011 - 10:15am

Thank you all for your support and encouragement.

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Registered: 08-06-2009
Tue, 06-28-2011 - 11:10am

Don't give up on the water aerobics!

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Registered: 01-20-2005
Tue, 06-28-2011 - 10:11pm

Deb, I really enjoyed yoga but with my glaucoma I have to be careful of the inversions and the gym was remodeled and it is now being held in a room designed for HOT yoga - yoga in a suana.

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Registered: 07-04-2011
Wed, 07-06-2011 - 12:33am

I certainly don't have it as bad as you...though my body does not work the way it used to. I hurt my wrist in a fall weeks ago--feels like it is going to hurt me forever.