Rooby
Tell me about the terminal maladies that have bubbled to your surfaces in recent years, be they hereditary, arbitrary or self-inflicted.
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I'll start by telling you mine:
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I have what I believe to be the earliest phase of a cataract forming in my left eye. Vision is blurry, and indirect sunlight is obtrusive.

Arthritis ran heavily in my father's branch, and I think I am starting to feel the effects in pretty much all of my joints when it gets cold out.
As an added bonus, my father had a type of arthritis that fused vertebrates in his neck to one another, so he could not turn his head independently of his torso. I was hoping to be able to swivel and shake my head "no" until I hit the grave. Thanks, dad!
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Zuben
How old are you Rooby?

I'm about to turn 40. I am noticing that getting in shape is really difficult. My skin is drier, my hair is thinning and brittle. I am getting looser skin. My jawline, once a selling point, is showing the first signs of developing that jowly skin and I am fatter. I’m quick to get injured and I feel tired more easily. I have less and less interest in seeing people and am less interested in the world more generally. The newest must see movie, for instance, is never life changing. I feel like I can see how nothing is life changing past, say, 60. I haven’t done everything I want to yet and I still enjoy life, but I can feel my body shifting gears.
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Detrimental
I hate that I get too fat and then lose about 20 - 25 pounds and then gain it all back again. I need to exercise more frequently.
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Zuben
Detrimental wrote:
I hate that I get too fat and then lose about 20 - 25 pounds and then gain it all back again. I need to exercise more frequently.


Yeah, you have to create a lifestyle not geared toward weight loss, but that you can maintain in the long term. I mean, I say that and I'm out of shape AF. 
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Caesar

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Never felt better. Except....my feet hurt every morning when I wake up. They’re just really stiff for the first 15-20 minutes each day  once i get “warmed up”, the stiffness is gone.

Hair loss continues, but I’ve been wearing my hair incredibly short since my mid-30s, so that’s not a big deal. 

Still don’t need glasses, though I should probably cop a pair of readers.
 
Knees, back and shoulders (the things I worry about most) are fine.

All that said, I’ll very likely be dead 30 years from now.  

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wirthling
You're gonna need a bigger thread.
"I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything." - Charles Darwin
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Rooby
Zuben wrote:
How old are you Rooby?

I'm about to turn 40. I am noticing that getting in shape is really difficult. My skin is drier, my hair is thinning and brittle. I am getting looser skin. My jawline, once a selling point, is showing the first signs of developing that jowly skin and I am fatter. I’m quick to get injured and I feel tired more easily. I have less and less interest in seeing people and am less interested in the world more generally. The newest must see movie, for instance, is never life changing. I feel like I can see how nothing is life changing past, say, 60. I haven’t done everything I want to yet and I still enjoy life, but I can feel my body shifting gears.
I am 44. I've said it before, but people typically think I'm in my mid-thirties until they've heard me speak for a while, then I guess they think I'm older than I am.

I notice weight gain over a weekend's worth of consumption. I feel you there. It seems like a roller coaster now. I have a gym membership that I don't really use, but if I get the time, I am going to go full bore with isokinetic resistance training. Right now, I'm built the way I've been for most of my life, which is thin and wiry, but I want a Bruce Lee bod, for at least a little while.

You were actually the first poster I had in mind when I submitted the OP -- I was gonna say something to the effect of 'Zuben, stay out, we already know you have plenty of issues'.
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Rooby
Detrimental wrote:
I hate that I get too fat and then lose about 20 - 25 pounds and then gain it all back again. I need to exercise more frequently.
If you're currently not at least halfway-deep on a career path, then I suggest that you get a physical job in a warehouse or something, bro. You'll feel it every day and you'll see the effects quickly.
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Rooby
Caesar wrote:

55...
Never felt better. Except....my feet hurt every morning when I wake up. They’re just really stiff for the first 15-20 minutes each day  once i get “warmed up”, the stiffness is gone.

Hair loss continues, but I’ve been wearing my hair incredibly short since my mid-30s, so that’s not a big deal. 

Still don’t need glasses, though I should probably cop a pair of readers.
 
Knees, back and shoulders (the things I worry about most) are fine.

All that said, I’ll very likely be dead 30 years from now.  

I don't even think I have another thirty in me, but I am a person with bad habits. oh well.

If everything else feels fine upon waking up, but your feet don't, might you just be somewhat dehydrated?
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Rooby
wirthling wrote:
You're gonna need a bigger thread.
Bullshit. Have a big-ol' seat and unload.
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Rooby
I gained some weight for a couple of sedentary years in my late thirties, and lost it, though I don't exactly remember how. But I saw something jarring in the mirror one day, and I was horrified: Old Man Butt. Saggy, toneless, meatless, deflated-basketball Old Man Butt. It took me months before I could check my backside out in the mirror again.
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Zuben
Rooby deleted his pics in the photo thread, like a total scared little bitch!!! LOLOLOLOL!

Scared.
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Rooby
Zuben wrote:
Rooby deleted his pics in the photo thread, like a total scared little bitch!!! LOLOLOLOL!

Scared.
I did. I started to feel weird and vulnerable with them in there.
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Rooby
At least I had 'em up for a couple of days or so.
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Zuben
Rooby wrote:
At least I had 'em up for a couple of days or so.


Don't worry, I saved them. 
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Rooby
Zuben wrote:


Don't worry, I saved them. 
cool. I hope you stare at them every once in a while.
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Zuben
Rooby wrote:
cool. I hope you stare at them every once in a while.


Yeah... when I want to feel better about my own looks!!! LOL! Pwned. Also, I didn't actually save them, so your horrible secret (how you look) is safe. 
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Rooby
Zuben wrote:


Yeah... when I want to feel better about my own looks!!! LOL! Pwned. Also, I didn't actually save them, so your horrible secret (how you look) is safe. 
it isn't a secret at all. I put my photos up here, duh. Is drunkenness the reason behind your current bout of stupidity?
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Rooby
Jeez, I didn't quite realize Zuben was this insecure and fragile.
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Zuben
Rooby wrote:
it isn't a secret at all. I put my photos up here, duh. Is drunkenness the reason behind your current bout of stupidity?


No, I don't drink. And you took them down because it's a horrifying secret that you don't want anyone to know. Absolutely horrifying. 
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Putu
He took them down before I could “finish”. Really inconsiderate. 
That's...not what I meant at all.
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Rooby
Zuben wrote:


No, I don't drink. And you took them down because it's a horrifying secret that you don't want anyone to know. Absolutely horrifying. 
cool, so you sobered up a bit, and now you want to pretend your behavior was just 'kidding around'.
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Zuben

Rooby wrote:
cool, so you sobered up a bit, and now you want to pretend your behavior was just 'kidding around'.


The italics, the use of "LOL" and "Pwned", the fact that I was clearly being facetious about saving them, and the idea that the way you look (like an average person) is a secret horror all suggest something genuine to you, huh? I mean, it shouldn't, but okay.

Here is something that is genuine Roobs: I don't sober up anymore, at least not from drinking*. I'm only 8 months sober, (from April 19th, 2019 to be exact) so it's not like I might never relapse or something, but currently it's not a factor in my life. Sobriety fucking great and I suggest you try it. 

*Sometimes, like once a week or once every two weeks, I mix a little, very low potency THC weed into my CBD. Because it's legal here, you can check out the ranges of THC and CBD in the strains you buy, which is perfect for me, because I never want to get actually high. 

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Rooby
Zuben wrote:


The italics, the use of "LOL" and "Pwned", the fact that I was clearly being facetious about saving them, and the idea that the way you look (like an average person) is a secret horror all suggest something genuine to you, huh? I mean, it shouldn't, but okay.

 

Here is something that is genuine Roobs: I don't sober up anymore, at least not from drinking*. I'm only 8 months sober, (from April 19th, 2019 to be exact) so it's not like I might never relapse or something, but currently it's not a factor in my life. Sobriety fucking great and I suggest you try it. 

*Sometimes, like once a week or once every two weeks, I mix a little, very low potency THC weed into my CBD. Because it's legal here, you can check out the ranges of THC and CBD in the strains you buy, which is perfect for me, because I never want to get actually high. 

what in the fuck was the point in this interaction you've been engaging in with me here?
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Rooby
I mean, it just made you look like a drunk dumbass. I don't care what your actual habits are.
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Rooby
I feel like spray-painting "Sobriety fucking great" on somebody's car right now.
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Zuben
Rooby wrote:
I feel like spray-painting "Sobriety fucking great" on somebody's car right now.


Like a lot of what you say and do, that doesn't make sense. 
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Rooby
Zuben wrote:


Like a lot of what you say and do, that doesn't make sense. 
wonderful. What is the point of the attacks here, other than to highlight that you're a miserable prick?

Hey, this is HUMAN Rooby. I posted those photos to remind people (amazingly) that there is a human being behind this silly username. And I haven't taken a swing at anyone since then, and don't plan to.
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Zuben
Rooby wrote:
wonderful. What is the point of the attacks here, other than to highlight that you're a miserable prick?

Hey, this is HUMAN Rooby. I posted those photos to remind people (amazingly) that there is a human being behind this silly username. And I haven't taken a swing at anyone since then, and don't plan to.


What was the attack? Like, tell me what you actually think I was insulting you with or what was I saying about you that was a genuine insult. I made a joke that you took them down because you're scared. That's it. Good night. 
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Rooby
Zuben wrote:


What was the attack? Like, tell me what you actually think I was insulting you with or what was I saying about you that was a genuine insult. I made a joke that you took them down because you're scared. That's it. Good night. 
at this point, I really don't care to get into the specifics, but your last post was clearly an insult. Thank you for the "good night" and get the fuck on.
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Sprague Dawley
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Caesar

Rooby wrote:
I don't even think I have another thirty in me, but I am a person with bad habits. oh well.

If everything else feels fine upon waking up, but your feet don't, might you just be somewhat dehydrated?

I’m not sure, Dr. Roobinstein, but it would be odd that I’m dehydrated every morning. 

But I’ll try to develop a nightly hydration routine 

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Rooby
If "Elijah Wood- lookalike" was the best I could pull off, I guess I'd try and troll other guys about their looks too.
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Dyne
It's been a slow motion train wreck. I remember everyone talking about how shitty is is to age, but didn't think much about it until I honestly threw my back out for the first time about a week after I turned 30.  I just turned 37, and have had to go to physical therapy four times in the past 7 years for various issues, mostly related to my legs.  Things break easier. 

Stamina wise, I feel like a yo-yo. In January of 2018, I ran a 5k in under 22 minutes, and now feel like I am going to die trying to break 28.  I am sure if I put in the work I could get back down to race speed, but it takes so much longer, and I lose it so much quicker.  Even walking around town with my girlfriend lately I need to sit down every so often like an old man.

My beard is almost totally grey and I am ashamed to admit that I have considered dying it - not that the grey itself is bad, but it does not match anything else on my body, and without those grey hairs exposing the fraud that I am I look 5-10 years younger.  My inner thighs have started touching when I am just standing normally, which is an odd feeling, and I have what I would only call a very small but noticeable inner-tube of fat around my waist.  Looking a photos of myself it seems super obvious.
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Rooby
Dyne wrote:
It's been a slow motion train wreck. I remember everyone talking about how shitty is is to age, but didn't think much about it until I honestly threw my back out for the first time about a week after I turned 30.  I just turned 37, and have had to go to physical therapy four times in the past 7 years for various issues, mostly related to my legs.  Things break easier. 

Stamina wise, I feel like a yo-yo. In January of 2018, I ran a 5k in under 22 minutes, and now feel like I am going to die trying to break 28.  I am sure if I put in the work I could get back down to race speed, but it takes so much longer, and I lose it so much quicker.  Even walking around town with my girlfriend lately I need to sit down every so often like an old man.

My beard is almost totally grey and I am ashamed to admit that I have considered dying it - not that the grey itself is bad, but it does not match anything else on my body, and without those grey hairs exposing the fraud that I am I look 5-10 years younger.  My inner thighs have started touching when I am just standing normally, which is an odd feeling, and I have what I would only call a very small but noticeable inner-tube of fat around my waist.  Looking a photos of myself it seems super obvious.
what is it about facial hair that makes it go grey first? I mean, who cares, it's just facial hair, but I look a lot younger just by shaving my whole face. I can't speak on anyone else's experience of growing out of shape, but I know the sensation of the inner thighs being able to touch each other and even (gasp!) chafing.  But even keeping a pair of pants up on my ass is becoming a challenge. Perhaps I should stop complaining, it could be worse.
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Zuben
Rooby wrote:
If "Elijah Wood- lookalike" was the best I could pull off, I guess I'd try and troll other guys about their looks too.
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Dude, no one is actually dissing your looks. You look fine, you fucking weirdo. 
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Putu
I’m a lean, mean fuckpig machine, and I’m coming for your significant others. 
That's...not what I meant at all.
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Rooby
Zuben wrote:


Dude, no one is actually dissing your looks. You look fine, you fucking weirdo. 
who is the weirdo in this thread, Zuben??

BARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARK.
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Rooby
Okay, don't answer that. But I really don't know what the fuck you got up to in here, man. For real. It was peculiar.
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Putu
He was pretty blatantly having some fun, Roobs. Not even I took it seriously, and I take everything seriously. Fucking everything!
That's...not what I meant at all.
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Putu
And, yes, it was pretty funny. 
That's...not what I meant at all.
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Rooby
Putu wrote:
He was pretty blatantly having some fun, Roobs. Not even I took it seriously, and I take everything seriously. Fucking everything!
he was acting like he was drunk. The End. And they all wet themselves Happily Ever After
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Rooby
Also, let me be perfectly candid:.
Rooby wrote:
who is the weirdo in this thread, Zuben??

BARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARKBARK.

Rooby wrote:
Okay, don't answer that.

I gave myself the best laugh of the night with that one.
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Sparkle
Good christ, this thread is depressing.
"We think it is more important to be right than it is to appeal to the humanity of people we disagree with." ~Hannah Gadsby
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kingelessar8
I'm in my 50s now, when I first began at RT I was in my early 30s. So anyway:

I have arthritis in my knees, neck, lower back and hands. I have hypertension, diabetes 2 and high cholesterol. My hair is graying and thinning and my face is noticeably more lined than it was even five years ago. My facial hair grows in totally white/grey now. I have random pains and I sometimes hurt myself for no discernable reason - a few months ago I pulled a muscle in my leg sitting in a chair. Doing nothing. My memory isn't as good as it used to be and my hearing is declining. I say "what?" a lot because I have trouble hearing human speech clearly unless its high pitched. I wear bifocals and can't see shit without them. My teeth are all good because I take better care of them now than I did 20 years. All of my grandparents are dead (the final one died last year), my mother and mother in law are dead and I only have one living Uncle left. My father is still alive but he is in his late 70s and has Parkinsons. I dont know if I wont get it as well. My left hand shakes a lot. I write really long posts without paragraph breaks and then they just end.
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One great thing about my hair graying is that my hair is totally white in the patches just over my ears, so if I ever want to crash a Halloween party as Reed Richards I'm all set.
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EJ
My penis used to be the alpha sled dog, charging to the front of my being and leading me everywhere I went. Now I'm not even sure if he's tied in anymore, if he's wandered off somewhere warm to curl up and die. To JUST BE ALONE. Sometimes I'm afraid to look into the mirror, afraid to see Ken doll staring back at me, a shorn, then polished, swathe of dead skin where my beautiful cock once plied his bustling trade. But he's still there, dangling lower than before, even. It's not a happy sight, though. It looks as though he's just gven up. Punchdrunk, content to just get slapped about between my knees.

Oh, my beautiful, beautiful penis.
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Paquito

Here's a good read if you want to find ways to keep a functioning body for longer:
Lifespan: Why We Age—and Why We Don't Have To

Written by David A. Sinclair, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School.

Here's an in depth interview with the author. The first pinned comment has a summary of the interview, with timestamps:

 

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Paquito
Sparkle wrote:
Good christ, this thread is depressing.


Good to see you haven't been Covided
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wirthling
My memory isn't as good as it used to be


This is hitting me suddenly and disturbingly. At least I think it's suddenly--maybe it has been going on far longer and I just don't remember.

I don't know if this is a memory thing or what but I never used to have frequent instances of leaving words out of sentences and now I do. I think it was a much more occasional thing in the past; Now, it's an every-day thing.
"I am very poorly today and very stupid and hate everybody and everything." - Charles Darwin
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