One of those getting old moments

Ever have one of those moments when you cannot deny that your life has changed ? Today I went to the plant nursery and bought a tree. The tree was to big for my car so the man there said he would deliver it to my house for a small fee and I agreed. To make a long story short he and his co-worker got to my house before I did and he had checked out my other trees I just bought from him and he had redone the tree wells around them to hold the water better. He wanted to know where the other tree was going and I showed them where I had dug a hole for it. The smiled and went right to work making the hole twice as deep and wide and had the tree in the hole and watered in just a few minutes. It would have taken me several hours and I wouldn’t have done as good a job! I realized then that my days of muscling through something were past I’m old and slow, not strong anymore. I feel a bit sad about that and a little fearful. I could always count on my body being able to work long and sometime hard when I wanted it to, but those days have faded away. Getting hold sometime just plain sucks!

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3 thoughts on “One of those getting old moments

  1. Barbara Goodman

    I concur…….I just turned 63 and it sucks, but, I try a bit harder now and “give in” only when I have too.

  2. I know how you feel. My brain says I can do anything but the body won’t cooperate. Recently I helped my son pick up the leg of a pool table. He told me not to but of course I went and did it anyways. Well I fractured three bones in my spine from the weight of the table. In bed rest for two months and it will take about a year to recover. I learned my lesson! My girlfriend climbed a ladder in her kitchen to hand curtins as she has done for 40 years. She fell and broke her collar bone, elbow and wrist along with hitting her face. We all have to be so careful now. Especially those of us who live alone.
    Take care, Sharon

    • Yes, I fell May 21st, and I hurt all over for weeks and still hurt in places. We hurt ourselves easier and it takes longer to heal. Damn getting old sux 😦

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