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« Reply #38265 on: Sunday, June 4, 2023, 08:22:53 »

Quote from: Quagmire
The last page or so of this thread perfectly sums up the joys of getting old.

Any youngsters reading - look what you have to look forward too!

and once you hit 30 time seem to gradually speed up!

"the trouble is, you think you have time"

doesn't have to be morbid stuff, but your body can say no to things earlier than you think (thanks a lot knees)
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« Reply #38266 on: Sunday, June 4, 2023, 08:25:32 »

and once you hit 30 time seem to gradually speed up!

"the trouble is, you think you have time"

doesn't have to be morbid stuff, but your body can say no to things earlier than you think (thanks a lot knees)

Yep.

32 I am, and I’m on a waiting list to have my achilles operated on.
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« Reply #38267 on: Sunday, June 4, 2023, 08:42:48 »

Yep.

32 I am, and I’m on a waiting list to have my achilles operated on.

Snapped both of mine, neither a particularly great experience! The Physio to strengthen the muscles back again was a toughy.
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« Reply #38268 on: Sunday, June 4, 2023, 08:45:11 »

Snapped both of mine, neither a particularly great experience! The Physio to strengthen the muscles back again was a toughy.

I made the mistake of trying to carry on running every day even though I had tendinitis in it.
Silly idea.
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« Reply #38269 on: Sunday, June 4, 2023, 08:49:59 »

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« Reply #38270 on: Sunday, June 4, 2023, 09:02:28 »

and once you hit 30 time seem to gradually speed up!

"the trouble is, you think you have time"

doesn't have to be morbid stuff, but your body can say no to things earlier than you think (thanks a lot knees)

I got the opportunity to retire early, and be reasonably comfortable, if not loaded.

I could have worked another 10 years to get a bigger pension, but just thought fuck it I’d rather spend the next 10 years with my wife doing what we wanted before stuff started dropping off.
I guess my decision was influenced by my first wife passing away at just 54.

I’ve had the colonoscopy, in fact had two, both without any sedation and they were fine, although as many have said the laxative drink wasn’t pleasant.
I had an endoscopy years ago, for which I was sedated.
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« Reply #38271 on: Sunday, June 4, 2023, 09:17:18 »

I essentially stopped ‘working’ at 48, although 10 years training greyhounds was a tough, but enjoyable, time. A couple of years of part time work before heading for Greece and that’s me heading for the pearly gates. Wouldn’t change much, tbh. Health has overall been pretty good - just the usual ‘getting old’ things.

STFC has been a huge part of my life and not knowing how things will pan out in the future is a bummer.

C’est le vie!
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« Reply #38272 on: Sunday, June 4, 2023, 09:36:04 »

if I could afford to retire I would!

gonna need state pension top up (hopefully it still exists)
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« Reply #38273 on: Sunday, June 4, 2023, 11:37:56 »

I'm 59 and can afford to retire now just have to pick the right time to suit everyone involved.
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« Reply #38274 on: Sunday, June 4, 2023, 12:49:54 »

if I could afford to retire I would!

gonna need state pension top up (hopefully it still exists)

For me it's going to be around the time the mortgage on the house is paid off. That's currently about 12.5 years when I'll be 56 so hopefully not too crusty.
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« Reply #38275 on: Sunday, June 4, 2023, 13:45:11 »

"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."

Mark Twain
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« Reply #38276 on: Sunday, June 4, 2023, 18:32:20 »

I’ve got to have a colonoscopy. Anyone had one?

Yup- got the invite when I hit 55. Didn't get the laxative drink but got sent an enema in the post.

The worst bit is the anticipation. The internal prodding feels weird but otherwise OK. Polyps were identified and removed during the procedure.

I was discharged as soon as I got dressed. Didn't get 'quiet time' to expel the gas they use to open up the intestine to improve the view so was trumpeting like a champion as I descended the stairs.

For the laxative effect, this legendary mountain bike forum thread is well worth a read-

https://singletrackworld.com/2009/02/the-picolax-thread-returns/
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« Reply #38277 on: Sunday, June 4, 2023, 21:36:07 »


That is one hell of a read!  Cheesy
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« Reply #38278 on: Monday, June 5, 2023, 09:38:18 »

Drover up to Peterborough and back today - the traffic everywhere was an absolute bitch.

Maybe the rail strike had an effect.

We have just come back from a week in the Shire, the drive down on the 26th was a total bitch and took about 7 sodding hours (which off the back of a 14 hours day out with work the previous day when the trains fucked up) made for a very unhappy Horlock07!

I've come to the conclusion there's too many people living in the uk which equates to too many vehicles on the roads😆

Look at the stats, the UK is not 'that' densely populated compared to other places, we just don't seem to do transport very well.

Northamptons pop is around 240k, not sure where they get 400+k  Cheesy

Its based on Local Authority area I assume...
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« Reply #38279 on: Monday, June 5, 2023, 10:13:31 »

Talking of Northampton, and as a resident of Northamptonshire, the cobblers are my local team. But I've noticed that it's really not a football town. To be fair I do see a few young kids with Northampton shirts kicking around but I tend to see more Aston Villa shirts than anything else. Also, it's a massively rugby town. A lot of the people we socialise with have no interest in football but do have an interest in the 'Saints'. I'm sure cobblers fans might argue differently but they would be wrong! Smiley
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