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    Middle-age medical woes

    I always thought that I'd been pretty lucky that in 30+ years of riding, Ive never picked up saddle sores. Then, suddenly, over the course of three days, I developed a line of 4-5 huge, red, inflamed spots in my nether regions, starting at the taint, and working their way up.

    Went to the doctor for treatment.

    It's not saddle sores, I've got SHINGLES ON MY ASS!

    Please, if you're 50, get the vaccine.
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    Just had my first colonoscopy, getting old is not for the weak.
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    The easier solution is to find a biker bar in Spartanburg the night before, go in and pick a fight. The ass-whipping you'll get will be far less painful than the one Mitchell will give you the next day!

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    Not able to carry 90 lb bags of concrete mix over my shoulder like I used to... I now buy 60 lb bags at Home Depot. More money per pound of concrete but I can afford it because I'm older.
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    Sigh. I feel your pain. I currently have a frozen shoulder. Fortunately it hasnít been keeping me from working the the body of my convertible but getting down on the ground to work on the other cars is painful. I actually took my truck to have the oil changed a couple weeks ago. First time in decades I havenít changed my own oil.


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    I'm now knocking on wood about:

    1. Ass shingles

    2. Concrete I have to buy and carry home

    3. Frozen shoulder

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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    I'm now knocking on wood about:

    1. Ass shingles

    2. Concrete I have to buy and carry home

    3. Frozen shoulder
    Carrying concrete is preventable; the others, not as much

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    Quote Originally Posted by curtw View Post
    Then, suddenly, over the course of three days, I developed a line of 4-5 huge, red, inflamed spots in my nether regions, starting at the taint, and working their way up.
    Thanks for the visual. I guess my lunch can wait till later this evening.


    It's not saddle sores, I've got SHINGLES ON MY ASS!

    Please, if you're 50, get the vaccine.
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    Wait till U get my age and it's far easier to tell a doc what DOESN'T hurt.

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    Soon to be 53 and I hear ya. A couple months ago my arm started hurting and I didnít injure it or anything. Still aches from time to time. WTH?? I could go to a doctor but Iíll just rub dirt on it instead. 😛

    But I want to know why someone started feeding me buttered pork chops in my sleep since I turned 50. There could be no other excuse for the fat around my gut area. 😡

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    mmmm... buttered pork chops....


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    You young-uns! I'll be 58 this year. Between my kidney disease, arthritic shoulders and a hernia, in the last year I developed something akin to 'irritable bowel syndrome'. Strangely, when out riding vigorously was about the ONLY time I didn't have to visit the loo at least once an hour. Luckily, it seems that I've got it under control by taking no fewer than 6 fiber capsules a day, a Lactaid tablet with ANYTHING containing dairy, and a daily serving of ramen noodles (need the starch, it seems).
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    After I turned fifty I started losing parts. First was appendix and then two years later was gallbladder. I am coming up on another two years so what am I going to lose next?
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    you 50-somethings think it's bad now, just wait another decade...

    just sayin'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPlKE View Post
    I'm now knocking on wood about:

    1. Ass shingles

    2. Concrete I have to buy and carry home

    3. Frozen shoulder
    Just be glad you donít have frozen ass shingles encased in concrete


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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtleherder View Post
    After I turned fifty I started losing parts. First was appendix and then two years later was gallbladder. I am coming up on another two years so what am I going to lose next?
    Your marbles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turtleherder View Post
    what am I going to lose next?
    Testosterone. It's common.


    But not to worry, there are injections available if you are willing to pay.

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    Just finished a ride and I feel great, but I'm only 51. Did a short run on my lunch break too. You gotta take care of yourself, and don't ever stop moving, that's what really makes people old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ogre View Post
    Your marbles.
    The mind is the second thing to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nOOky View Post
    Just finished a ride and I feel great, but I'm only 51. Did a short run on my lunch break too. You gotta take care of yourself, and don't ever stop moving, that's what really makes people old.
    Well, that and genetics...

    I actually had to take a day off today--did about 10 days straight--between building the woodshed, and then filling the woodshed, along with assorted outdoor chores that I didn't get to last fall, like a taking a 900 pound load of wood to the dump that had stored outside that the carpenter ants got into when the tarp failed--oh, and a second truck load of unburnable wood taken to the recycling center where they chip it.

    The good news--I'm still sitting up and taking nourishment--but I wish my damaged shoulder, wrists and hands still worked like they did when I was 25...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveG View Post
    Carrying concrete is preventable; the others, not as much
    How about mulch?

    I'm going on the assumption that carrying ten 60 pound bags of mulch, which I will likely do this weekend, isn't as shoulder-destroying as carrying ten 60 pound sacks of concrete.

    Knock on wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy69 View Post
    Just be glad you donít have frozen ass shingles encased in concrete
    Don't jinx me, man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    All this brokeness
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    Fd up my rotator cuff back in the fall on a MTB ride. Tried PT but I fear it is more serious. However THAt takes a back seat to the open heart surgery I just endured 2 weeks ago rendering me a housebound crying in agony gimp. Oh and the MRI interp last summer said my Prostate has something called 'cancer,' but treated as trivial for now. I guess the 50s aren't at all like the 30s and 40s! It's when I realized I will probably get another 25 years but I could easily see the end in 5 years. Vulnerable, but also accepting and enjoying life in a more tongue in cheek manner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bvber View Post
    Testosterone. It's common.


    But not to worry, there are injections available if you are willing to pay.
    i'm paying and i i'm addicted.
    i was riding in sedona a couple weeks ago with friends. one who's younger and as fit as an ox. as well as an incredibly talented mtn biker. the other guy was older but his job and where he lives allow him to ride almost daily. i was the least fit of the bunch.

    i've been taking T shots for a year and was able to keep up with these guys quite well. i came rolling in behind 'em after a rocking downhill section and vibrantly claimed, "God i love doping!"

    the younger one asked what exactly it was that i said???
    i told him, he said he thought that's what i said but wasnt sure.

    i dont race, i ride for fitness and fun. if doping helps me be a little more fit and have this much fun then i'm sold.

    maybe lance and all those pro cyclist are on to something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madduck View Post

    i dont race, i ride for fitness and fun. if doping helps me be a little more fit and have this much fun then i'm sold.

    maybe lance and all those pro cyclist are on to something.
    I think it's only fair that if you intend to continue this behavior, you need to surrender your gnads to the proper authorities.

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    Nothing makes old people sound as old as this kind discussion.
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    Stout beers under trees, please.

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