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Stepman312 Apr 2017 8:30 a.m. PST

From reading the many posts, seems like a lot of us are broken or worn out to some degree. So what ails you?

Mine are my knees. Mostly my left. I got hurt at work, tore ligaments, tendons and cartilage…old football injuries as well. I also have slight high blood pressure but that's controlled through medication…

John Treadaway12 Apr 2017 8:56 a.m. PST

Everything. But this is a family show.

'Nuff said…..

John T

Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut12 Apr 2017 8:56 a.m. PST

Busted up left knee.

Nerve damage in left elbow, causing varying degrees of incapacity with my left hand.

Brain damage resulting in a half dozen mental illnesses.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 9:14 a.m. PST

Tendon damage to both heels and both elbows. Advanced arthritis along entire spine, as well as hands and feet.

My degenerative spine disorder has already required 4 surgeries to my lower back, 2 of which were fusions. For my last fusion surgery they opened me along the abdomen as well as along the spine. I look like I had a cesarean. More fusion surgeries are in the foreseeable future. At this point it's inevitable.

I am in pain 24/7 nowadays, which means that I'm cranky a lot.

My Dad is 95 and my Mom is 93, and yet they are up and moving around better than me.


Garand12 Apr 2017 9:22 a.m. PST


Type 2 Diabetes
2 slipped/bulging disks in my back

The diabeetus is well controlled with drugs (just tested an hour ago & sugar levels were at 98), & my back issues are mostly controlled by a combo of drugs (gabapentin) & steroid injections directly into my SPINE! Other than that doing OK… :)


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 9:23 a.m. PST

Joints don't work as well as they used to but considering everything I'm doing well.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 9:34 a.m. PST

Sore left shoulder (old skiing injury)

Sore left knee (old soccer injury)

Both well controlled with exercise

High blood pressure and some blood lipid problems, both well controlled with meds

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 10:15 a.m. PST

No matter what hurts these days, I'm grateful for the health I enjoy. I realize things could always be much worse.

21eRegt Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 10:39 a.m. PST

Major surgery on Feb. 28th for a herniated bowel and blockage. Nearly retired my dice if you know what I mean. Recovery has been annoyingly slow. But I'm grateful to still be here and thank the Maker every day.

Titchmonster12 Apr 2017 10:43 a.m. PST

It all hurts!

Just need my right elbow fixed as my tendons are bad and it's affecting my painting abilities. Can hold a brush without my had and forearm shaking.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 10:48 a.m. PST

Both knees and plantar fasciitis in both feet.

Phil Hall12 Apr 2017 11:17 a.m. PST

Back pain as a side effect of cancer. Multiple myeloma cracked all but 3 of my vertebra. I have had 5 vertebroplastys that let me walk again but can't do any more of them. My jaw is "rotting" as a side effect of the chemo that I had and the pain won't let me wear my dentures I have a pacemaker and ten+ stents in my heart. I damaged my brachial plexus in my left arm and it is stiff and sometimes unusable. I have Duputryn's in the little finger of my left hand so it is bent at a 90' angle. Other than that I'm in great shape!

Phil Hall12 Apr 2017 11:20 a.m. PST

79th Pa, I had plantar faciitis about 30 years ago in both feet. I was a letter carrier at the time and my doctor had me buy some Nike shoes and had inserts made for me. It took about a year but I got rid of it.

Martin12 Apr 2017 11:20 a.m. PST

Both knees are a bit achy and slipping around. Bad discs in the back causing back pain and quad numbness. Doing core work to try to work on the back issues.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 11:33 a.m. PST

Mostly age and general wear and tear, but the cataracts are a real annoyance. (Last job was pretty much exclusively in front of a monitor and extra hours at that, which probably brought things about years earlier than otherwise.) Still, I'm assured it's fixable come fall/winter.

All things considered, very blessed.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 12:12 p.m. PST

@Phil: Thanks. I have inserts (ordered new ones on Monday), and I get injections when I need them.

Personal logo herkybird Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 12:19 p.m. PST

Mild persistent Asthma, and occasional bouts of mild irritable bowel syndrome. I also have Acephalgic migraines (these are like real migraine but I dont get the pain!)

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 12:25 p.m. PST

Physically migraine.
But biggest is general anxiety since I was 18

redbanner414512 Apr 2017 12:55 p.m. PST

The only ailment that effects my gaming is the arthritis in my hands make painting for more than 10 minutes at a time difficult. Good thing I already have lots of armies.

Legion 412 Apr 2017 1:29 p.m. PST

Need a hip replacement, probably soon.

Need cataracts removed.

Probably will be getting a hearing aid soon.


JLA10512 Apr 2017 1:56 p.m. PST

Recovering from a bout of hemorrhagic pancreatitis, along with numerous complications arising from it. Finally back to work after almost 7 months.

galvinm Inactive Member12 Apr 2017 2:32 p.m. PST

Diabetes, type II.
Blood pressure and cholesterol, due to diabetes.
Herniated disks in back.
Neck fusion.
Aches and pains from breaking just about every bone in my body, at one time or another.
Hearing loss. (probably need aid).
Sleep apnea.
All in all, it could be worse.

abelp0112 Apr 2017 2:43 p.m. PST

Diabetes type 2
Hip arthritis
Nerve damage from aforesaid diabetes
2 stents, 1 in each of my arteries, RCA & LAD!

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 2:48 p.m. PST

Too much junk food and not enough exercise is about it.

Doug MSC Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 3:06 p.m. PST

Just had my teeth cleaned. At 70 that's about it! So far so good.

wrgmr112 Apr 2017 3:58 p.m. PST

At 58, quite healthy actually.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 4:36 p.m. PST

Reconstructed groin.
Nerve damage in my leg.
Constant pain.
Limited mobility.
Drugs for the above destroying my liver.
Good side foot hurts from 20+ years of mild limping.
Low tolerance for stupid.
Unrelenting misanthropy.
Bouts of whimsy.
Two jobs, one paycheck.
Grown kids.
Groan … in-laws.
Aging relatives who need care/support.
Teeth in poor repair. (That's on me.)
Butt ugly.
I'm 5'7" tall, which is "average", but it is the lower limit of the first standard deviation for average adult male height, to even at average height ~84% of men are taller than me.
Tinnitus. (Also on me. Metal concerts.)
No sense of style.
Mild, chronic allergies. (Snotty nose most of the time, occasional bouts of typical allergy fits.)
Full head of long, luxurious, naturally curly hair.
Obese. (I guess.)

Henry Martini12 Apr 2017 4:49 p.m. PST

Right… now that we've got that out of the way, let's move on to griping about the under-thirties.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 7:01 p.m. PST

My mom used to say when I didn't want to eat some food, "It is good for what ails you and if nothing ails you it is good for that too."

For me it mostly fair wear and tear from 30+ years as an Airborne Ranger. Nothing that I can't still put mind over matter and "suck it up and drive on". Still creaks and groans from the hips on down.

Personal logo Gungnir Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 9:18 p.m. PST

Busted back, busted knee, COPD, brain tumor, dandruff, chronically empty wallet, otherwise I'm fine.

AussieAndy Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 10:54 p.m. PST

Came home a few days ago after nine days in hspital with an infection. Was told that if I had gone to hospital a day later, I would have died. Kind of put my other health problems in the shade for a while..

Caliban Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 1:22 a.m. PST


Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 7:04 a.m. PST

As Old Ralph has it: "The First wealth is health."
(Ralph Waldo Emerson).

I am as fit now as I've ever been. I run &/or go to the gym every day. Eat well & enjoy life. But I am well aware it can all change in an instant. The list of ailments (above) is quite sobering.

Old Wolfman13 Apr 2017 7:27 a.m. PST

Osteoarthritis in both knees,hips too,still a challenge to walk without getting worn out too fast.. Type 2 diabetic(this morning's reading-119) with blood pressure issues,cholesterol issues(taking meds for all these),and keeping an eye on my eyesight also(severe myopia);recent exam revealed no sign of cataracts or glaucoma.

Legion 413 Apr 2017 7:56 a.m. PST

Oh … I forgot … I think the VA Shinks said something about … a high functioning psychopath … evil grin

Rod I Robertson Inactive Member15 Apr 2017 6:50 a.m. PST

Well this is quite a depressing organ recital! Such doom and gloom. Life is hard but it beats the alternative donn'it, gentlemen. Enjoy that vital portion you still have left before you and live. I shall spare you the Dylan Thomas citation at this point.

Cheers and be well.
Rod Robertson.

Legion 415 Apr 2017 9:12 a.m. PST

Errata : That is a high functioning sociopath … Doh ! huh?

Such doom and gloom. Life is hard but it beats the alternative donn'it, gentlemen.
We really don't know that … evil grin

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian15 Apr 2017 3:21 p.m. PST


I take meds for low thryoid

back is on and off

All things considered, I'm doing OK grin

Ottoathome Inactive Member15 Apr 2017 11:34 p.m. PST

Pushing 69. I have the heart of a horse, a back like a crane, knees and bones are fine, still have all my teeth, most of my hair, and all my original parts. Type two diabetes but that's OK, No diseases, blood pressure is fine, low cholestoral, but eat heavy, spicy, rich, and fattening foods. Do my own home repairs and spent two weeks outside cutting up 24" thick Oak trees knocked down several years ago and splitting them with splitting maul sledge and wedges and can snatch and lift 80 lb bags of concrete.

Choctaw17 Apr 2017 1:15 p.m. PST

Bad back, two torn rotator cuffs and a hostile resting face, whatever that is.

Personal logo Lost Wolf Supporting Member of TMP17 Apr 2017 3:00 p.m. PST

Heart (quintuple bypass), both knees, mental/emotional stuff

Syrinx017 Apr 2017 5:40 p.m. PST

I'm not in Ottoathome's class but given the most of the rest of the posts I'm just fine.

Ottoathome Inactive Member18 Apr 2017 2:41 p.m. PST

Dear Syrinx0

It's all hereditary. I have my fathers genes.

He died at 89

They told my father that he had emphysema and that if he didn't stop smoking 3 packs (camels unfiltered) a day he was going to die.

They told him he had a bleeding ulcer and if he didn't stop eating the very hot spicy foods and the rough foods he was going to die.

They told him he had cholesterol and hardening of the arteries and that if he didn't stop eating the rich creamy and gooey deserts he was going to die.

They told him that he had to stop drinking hard liquor so heavily because his kidneys were failing and he was going to die.

They told him that he had diabetes and if he didn't start taking insulin and change his ways to eat essentially rabbit kibble, he would die.

They told him that he had to change his ways because his liver was on the edge of failing and if he didn't he would die.

They told him that if he didn't walk and get exercise he was going to get a heart condition and he would die.

He didn't do anything they said.

They were right. 45 years later he died. He still had most of his teeth (some were knocked out in an accident and during the war. (First World War, Austrian Army) and he could crack Brazil nuts with his teeth. Had most of his hair and could still work me into an exhausted stupor. I've never smoked, and after a dozen binge parties in High School and college I gave up on drinking and switched to a bottle of wine every month or so.

The moral of the story is-- keep away from doctors.

My mother, who had terrible genes, lived to 91. Stomach cancer got her.

I never participated in high school or college sports. I had seen too many friends laid low by sports injuries for no good purpose. I did try out for the football team in college once. I couldn't give a rat's patootie about football, (or any sprot for that matter except fencing and equestrian riding and jumping). To this day I don't know how many baskets make a home run and couldn't care. I was interested in the subject of blue-jean biology back in college so if the girls wanted football players I thought I could be one. The tryout was a fiasco. The coach had rigged up a test. It was a fence of field obstacles with an 8 foot gap. On each side of the big gap were two of his football players in full battledress. Our task, the newbies tryouts task, was to try and get through the remaining two foot gap between the Neanderthals on each side. Of course I saw it was hopeless to try, so when my turn came up I raced at my fastest speed for the gap, then at the last second bent over and put on speed and veered for the guy on the left and plunged my head right into his gut! He went down, was knocked clean out and I stomped over him and got beyond the line. The coach was furious. He wouldn't let me on the team. "But I did what you said" was my plaintive reply.

Heredity helps. I've had three broken legs (once two at once when I was run down by a car going 65 mph, I've been shot, stabbed, clubbed, knifed, and axed, and pushed off a cliff.

Legion 418 Apr 2017 3:10 p.m. PST

Heredity helps.
More and more that appears to be the case.

I've had three broken legs (once two at once when I was run down by a car going 65 mph, I've been shot, stabbed, clubbed, knifed, and axed, and pushed off a cliff.
I wouldn't buy any lottery tickets Otto. Seems you used up most if not all of your "luck" … huh?

Henry Martini18 Apr 2017 10:56 p.m. PST

Have you considered moving to a quieter neighbourhood, Otto?

Ottoathome Inactive Member19 Apr 2017 7:11 a.m. PST

Dear Henri

Indeed I did. Now I live in the quiet, beautiful, peaceful bucolic forests of Sussex Country New Jersey. Soon I will move to the even more sylvan paradise of Maine.

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