Thread: The Damn I'm Old Thread - Putting Up With Being a Geezer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camelogue View Post
    Fairly severe arthritis in hands and feet. 3 operations on hands with not much benefit.
    Stem cell treatments in trials look promising for knees so maybe something to follow.

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    Was cutting some price tags off of kitchen towels and dropped the scissors (partially opened) on my right foot. The two points pierced my walking shoes and hit my big toe and adjacent one......cleaned up the bloody mess and within an hour dropped a fire log onto the Same Foot while making a fire! I guess the puncture wounds didn't satisfy Karma enough so I now have a black & blue & bloody digit!

    I guess I need to improve my grip.....or start wearing my steel-toed boots around the house....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyhead View Post
    Was cutting some price tags off of kitchen towels and dropped the scissors (partially opened) on my right foot. The two points pierced my walking shoes and hit my big toe and adjacent one......cleaned up the bloody mess and within an hour dropped a fire log onto the Same Foot while making a fire! I guess the puncture wounds didn't satisfy Karma enough so I now have a black & blue & bloody digit!

    I guess I need to improve my grip.....or start wearing my steel-toed boots around the house....

    Gettin' old ain't for Sissies.
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    About to reach the ominous 60 mark within a few weeks.

    Tbh, it scares the shit out of me. It’s the ladies, you see. Although happily married, until about 5 years ago I could feed my ego on the fact that sometimes the fairer sex did find me attractive, expressed appreciation, gave me that extra eyeball. My mojo was diminishing but, dammit, I could still muster some male charm.

    But gradually, over the past 5 years, that has all started to fade. Noticeably. I get it- euro-babe runway supermodel types are not interested in a man who descends stairs THAT slowly, clearly uncertain of his footing. Fine. Delusion exposed. But I worry about my wife too, as she’s quite a bit younger than me. How long will she be attracted to me physically? Does she feel ashamed to be seen with a husband who needs a boost stepping into the cab of a truck or inches his way into a swimming pool?

    I don’t need to party like a rock star, never have, but resolving myself to never again getting a second glance from the ladies is a pretty powerful punch to the gut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddy Vengeance View Post
    About to reach the ominous 60 mark within a few weeks.

    Tbh, it scares the shit out of me. It’s the ladies, you see. Although happily married, until about 5 years ago I could feed my ego on the fact that sometimes the fairer sex did find me attractive, expressed appreciation, gave me that extra eyeball. My mojo was diminishing but, dammit, I could still muster some male charm.

    But gradually, over the past 5 years, that has all started to fade. Noticeably. I get it- euro-babe runway supermodel types are not interested in a man who descends stairs THAT slowly, clearly uncertain of his footing. Fine. Delusion exposed. But I worry about my wife too, as she’s quite a bit younger than me. How long will she be attracted to me physically? Does she feel ashamed to be seen with a husband who needs a boost stepping into the cab of a truck or inches his way into a swimming pool?

    I don’t need to party like a rock star, never have, but resolving myself to never again getting a second glance from the ladies is a pretty powerful punch to the gut.
    At 74, trust me (and I WAS once a long, long time ago a LOCAL rock star here in Madison), you'll get used to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by progeezer View Post
    At 74, trust me (and I WAS once a long, long time ago a LOCAL rock star here in Madison), you'll get used to it.
    Yes...going South has much more meaning as you age..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddy Vengeance View Post
    About to reach the ominous 60 mark within a few weeks.

    Tbh, it scares the shit out of me. It’s the ladies, you see. Although happily married, until about 5 years ago I could feed my ego on the fact that sometimes the fairer sex did find me attractive, expressed appreciation, gave me that extra eyeball. My mojo was diminishing but, dammit, I could still muster some male charm.

    But gradually, over the past 5 years, that has all started to fade. Noticeably. I get it- euro-babe runway supermodel types are not interested in a man who descends stairs THAT slowly, clearly uncertain of his footing. Fine. Delusion exposed. But I worry about my wife too, as she’s quite a bit younger than me. How long will she be attracted to me physically? Does she feel ashamed to be seen with a husband who needs a boost stepping into the cab of a truck or inches his way into a swimming pool?

    I don’t need to party like a rock star, never have, but resolving myself to never again getting a second glance from the ladies is a pretty powerful punch to the gut.
    You'll just have to pay attention to the second glances from the ladies of your own generation, from now on.

    you know, the ones who don't run up or down the stairs anymore, have to make a little effort to climb all the way up into your lorry's cabin
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teddy Vengeance View Post

    I don’t need to party like a rock star, never have, but resolving myself to never again getting a second glance from the ladies is a pretty powerful punch to the gut.
    I'm 48, and I don't recall one second glance from a woman since I turned 40 and... I like it! No girlfriend either (but of course female friends), and it has been a good feeling that I'm no longer of interest as I have a lot of freedom.

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    Heck, I haven't even given myself a second glance in a while. Maybe I should be like a vampire or Mr. Sardonicus and remove all the mirrors from the house.
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    ...when you pass by a shop and notice a familiar old fart in the mirror of the window, and ask yourself who the f... was that?

    I have had my share of pussy, no complains.
    As long as my wife through 30 years still takes a second glance, I am content.

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