posted on Oct, 6 2014 @ 03:12 PM
a reply to: TDawgRex
Well that is good.
It might be a bummer having to accept a different pace of acheivement Dawg, but that option is far better than refusing to accept it, and winding up
totally crooked and laid up for an age.
My colleague and mentor at work is in his sixties, and he has trouble with is back. Hes had to have some steroid injections into his back to try to
help with his problems there. But he is pushing himself too hard, doing too many stupid things, like hefting heavy machines around without being
careful about how he plants himself, and a plethora of other idiocies.
He should know better, that his ability to continue in ANY format, is reliant on his accepting a change of pace. He hurt himself just today by trying
to do more than he ought, and not because no one else was around, but because he was stubborn about the work that needed doing, and doing it himself.
He will be his own undoing, and its not because he is used to his independence, or because he wants to play the hard man, but because he simply is far
to stubborn to listen when people tell him "Stop, STOP MAN! What the hell do you think you are playing at?".
I have been laid up with a bad back before, when I was a kid. In fact, I was laid up quite alot before I reached the age of sixteen, surgery when I
was five, ten or eleven, and then again when I was about thirteen or so. Six weeks recovery at home a piece, when I should have been galavanting about
without a care in the world, boundless exuberance on full display. It stinks when you cannot even get off the sofa to make your own damned cup of tea
thank you very much, or leave the house without risking damaging yourself.
But you have to get through those moments of life without doing yourself massive damage, otherwise you cannot continue in anything like good order
later. Where you are concerned, if you do not look after yourself, you could be looking at an unholy bad time with your back. I would urge massive
restraint. It will avail you of a better long term outcome than over enthusiasm ever will!