posted on Sep, 15 2018 @ 03:13 PM
a reply to: Bhadhidar
That means we went through very similar time schedules... mid-50s here, but the last few years I might as well been 90. The brain still works like I
was 20, but getting the body to cooperate was... well... painful. It wasn't that I got tired; I got exhausted after walking just a short distance. It
would take literally hours to recover!
A week out of surgery and I can't quite go the short distance I could before, but I can get close and I rest up in minutes instead of hours. A lot of
that, I know, is simply being out of shape so badly, so I can be patient long enough for me to build back up.
In my 30s, I could start walking and never stop. I could lay block, roof in heat that would melt the average guy, and work 24/7 for three to four
days. In my 40s, I still shouldered one end of a 1000 lb box beam and climbed a ladder with it to get it back into place before it finished falling. I
want that back. I want to be able to grab a chainsaw and clear a couple acres before noon again.
I have lost some lung capacity, but it seems to be coming back as well.