15 thoughts on “It me.

  1. I remember back when I was in my early 30s, and I went to the doctor for a checkup.

    Me: “I notice I’ve been gaining a lot of weight lately. What could be the problem?”

    Doc: “The problem is that you’re in your thirties.”

  2. As a person with a fairly active job (climbing ladders, etc) for the last 15+ years, it’s been all too easy to track, with great chagrin, the dissolution of my body. The small injuries that heal in minutes. Then days. Then weeks. The increasing reliance on painkillers. Running out of sick days when the company used to have to force me to take them at all. It sincerely makes me worry about how I’m going to make it to retirement age without collapsing.

  3. Just yesterday i wrecked my shoulder picking up a handcart I’ve picked up probably a thousand times. It was all but useless for the rest of the day. Thankfully (and after a bunch of exedrin and a cold pack) its ok today, but that could easily have been two solid weeks of pain just for attempting a casual motion.

  4. Can I just point to the knee brace I need to wear 8 hours a day, the 4 prescriptions and 6 supplements, the cane within arms reach, etc. and say 40 was a long time ago…

    Surprisingly none of it is from catastrophic injuries. Some’s genetic, some is wear and tear and too many years of jobs that had their share of manual labor (“Hard Work never hurt anyone” is a LIE your parents and society tells you before they realize the damage they did to themselves will be the damage they did to you that will come back to haunt you when you’re a few years past when they said it).