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#1 kramer57

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 05:53 AM

Hi everyone,

I'm turning 40 this week, but it feels like my body is turning 60! Last week my right shoulder "seized up" - it hurt really bad and wouldn't move. So I had to add an anti-inflammatory for a few days to get it back to normal.

The week before that, I squatted down to pick up a can of tuna from a low shelf (I'm supposed to avoid bending due to a herniated disk in my back) and that night my right knee went out. It hurt so bad, I couldn't bend it or walk on it. A couple days of resting it took care of that.

This coming Thursday night I'm scheduled for a sleep study for probable sleep apnea. And my blood pressure's been high for a couple months. I could probably go on but you get the picture.

So I'm wondering - has this happened to anyone else, like you turn a certain age and a bunch of things go "wrong" with your body?

Thanks,

Karen

#2 Shelley Ensz

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 07:51 AM

Hi Karen,

I sure know what you're going through. That happened to me years ago.

After extensive research, what I discovered is that my Warranty had expired!

You'll need to talk to the Manufacturer and see if you can get an extension.

Generally speaking, the Manufacturer only agrees to extensions for people who agree to stringent Quality Control Standards in all areas, such as Proper Fuel Intake, Adequate Engine Rest, No Speeding, and Regular Maintenance Checks. You must be sure to keep the right amount of Air in your Tires at all times, and never let your Oil get low. Certainly you are going to need to keep your Joints Lubricated with mild but regular stretching and exercise plus warm and cold packs.

Obviously, you are going to need to be sent into the Shop for some Serious Repair Work. You must be very careful to Drive Safely after that for a full recovery! And remember, too many miles or too much rust, and you'll be kaput! So try to keep from rusting out with lots of hobbies and activities, but don't overdo anything so that you end up with too many miles.

Happy Birthday!!!

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#3 Margaret

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:59 AM

Oh, Shelley......thanks for putting a big smile on my face this morning!!! :lol:

Take care, Everyone.
Margaret

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 09:00 AM

Hehe, isnt that the truth Shelley, and I always say that I have the body of a 46 year old but the bones of an 80 year old woman! hehe My mom told me it isnt that you get more things wrong when you get older you just notice them more, not sure if that is true but I sure do notice them!

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Heres a group hug and a couple of nice spoons to help you out Karen, hope things get better soon!

Cheers
Jean

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 10:08 AM

Hi Karen,

Ooh,goodness me...I know exactly what you mean!!

I also think I'm going past my sell-by date!! :( Having Sclero certainly hasn't helped but I'm now getting to the stage where absolutely everything is going south with a vengeance and many more places seem to hurt in sequence. I find that as each new little pain or discomfort arises, it supersedes the one before.:emoticon-dont-know: Ah well, at least it's never boring!

Have a very Happy Birthday next week and here's a :emoticons-group-hug: and a couple of :spoon: :spoon: to keep company with the ones Jean gave you!

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 06:01 PM

hi karen,
just a note to wish you a very happy birthday

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love and hugs :emoticon-hug:
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#7 kramer57

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 04:02 AM

Ha! Thanks Shelley that made my day. :lol: Time to start lubing those joints with some mild regular exercise. :happy-dance:
Thanks everyone for the good wishes and spoons!
Karen

#8 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 06:31 PM

Count me in on this as well! I'll be 43 this year but my body, well, that's another story! Can I get a trade in, how about a refund? I ain't getting my money's worth for sure!
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