What Do You Miss Most That You Used To Do But You Can't Or Don't Do Anymore?

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  1. Babs Hunt

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    Sometimes I miss being able to go out and dance the night away! ;)
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    Other times I really miss being able to "pig out" on all the delicious foods I can't "stomach" anymore. :)
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    I miss being able to fall asleep the minute my head hit the pillow...without any pills.
     
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    I miss the days when I didn't have this daily pain (arthritis?) in my left shoulder.
    I miss my old rodeo (Team Roping) days.
    IOW, I miss those "good old days (years)" when I could definitely do more physically than I can do now.
    But, then again, part of the problem is just plain age and physical limitations. And, this just has to be accepted.
     
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    I agree we do have to accept our "crosses"...but that doesn't mean we can't sometimes miss when we weren't carrying them @Cody Fousnaugh. In fact "knowing" that at one time we could do those things, etc. and one day we will be able to do them again, just makes carrying our "crosses" a litte easier some days. Unless they were things we should have never done in the first place. :)
     
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    Not totally sure what you mean. I'm religious, but don't reference religion in different things. That's just me though.
     
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    Ooooh I miss dancing too @Babs Hunt .... I've been a dancer all my life ..yes also I miss being pain free... I think that so many of us are the same!!


    I miss being able to open jars and bottles easily... and I miss walking everywhere in high heels
     
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    I love, love, loved dancing in clubs all over the world when I was a flight attendant in the '70s, on all my wonderful layovers in New York CIty, especially. Such fun! I don't even know if dance clubs exist in my city, or where they are, or what they are called, and heaven knows I am not their demographic! But, yes, dancing the nights away was a good way to spend one's twenties! There were some wonderful clubs in San Francisco in the 80s, too, with wonderful wooden floors and amazing acoustics so the music just pounded through you! And the outback had some fun clubs, surprisingly - I danced' til dawn more than once in Alice Springs. Happy memories, I love this thread!
     
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    me too @Augusta Heathbourne ...I spent many nights for years in dance clubs...they were proper dance clubs in those days..and we'd dance all night wearing the highest heels..

    Indeed happy memories
     
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    Dancing is the big miss for me too, my singing voice could use some help now too :rolleyes: :p
     
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    I guess a lot of things change as we age, I more or less accept everything deteriorating so far, though I don't have any pain to deal with at the moment, my poorer eyesight, hearing and general muscle weakness I cope with and don't think about often, but sleeping through the night I miss, I rarely sleep for more than 3 hours at a stretch...I never could dance so don't miss that :eek:;)
     
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    Yes, do miss the dancing the most. i miss not being able to ride a bicycle, or swim- balance issues.
     
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    I miss the energy and stamina I used to have very much too. Once I used to be able to have all my house work done in a few hours, now it's one thing done at a time for those few hours.
     
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    Well Babs..least we can still do our own- for now :)
     
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    I am really blessed that my Honey is very good about helping me around the house too Gloria. He does the things I hate to do the most and I do the things he hates to do the most. :)
     
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    I miss being really needed, being depended upon...my last shreds of being needed are almost gone.

    My youngest grandsons are growing up...so with that comes a sense of loss of purpose in my life. :(

    Being everyone's caretaker...not yet but in time I will be the one needing care.
     
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    I definitely understand this Chrissy. It's hard when that season of our life comes to an end.
     
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    I think that I miss a lot of things that I used to be able to do, I have almost always lived out in the country and had horses to ride and care for. Now, we live in town and I can't even have a backyard chicken, let alone a horse or two; but I do not have the physical strength necessary to take care of all the chores that have to be done when you live on a small farm.
    I have never had good balance, and never been a dancer like some of you have done; so that is not something that I miss. But I have always walked a lot, and enjoyed that, and now, I can't even walk around the block without being worn out and my heart floundering.
    I wear my fitness tracker, and yesterday, I walked over 3 miles; but it was done bit by bit, and not on one nice long enjoyable walk somewhere.
    Actually, even if I could walk longer, we do not live in an area where it is safe for me to do that; so I only walk back and forth to the little store when Bobby goes down there for something.
    But....... not so long ago, I could not even walk out to the mailbox; so when I think about that, I know that things are getting better, and I can enjoy what I still am able to do.
    I do much better when I think about what I can still do than when I grumble to myself about what I used to do that i can't do anymore.
     
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    Yvonne, I love the last line in your above post....it says it all :)
     
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    I miss being able to work as a paramedic. I enjoyed that, and it was worth the pay cut. There are people my age still working but after having suffered a strangulated hernia lifting a patient, I was concerned about that, and right now, I think I'd have a difficult time of it, anyhow. I am getting to be too clumsy.

    So yeah, I miss being able to put something together without dropping the pieces onto the floor.
     
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    I did the first cut on the lawn yesterday and boy oh boy was it tall. Miss not being able to do it in one swoop and getting it over and done with. Had to take a long, long break in between.
     
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    I have noticed lately that I tend to drop very tiny things picking them up, I don't know why either. My hands never hurt and they aren't numb or anything...don't know the reason for this. Doesn't happen that often that I'm concerned but have noticed it.
     
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    I miss scuba diving, golf --pickle ball--racquet ball--patanque--dancing--hearing
     
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    For the most part I am enjoying my senior years, even more so when I retire next year.
    My life at present is quite hectic, but it often means I can't do what I want.
    What I really want to do is find time to sit down and read more. I was an avid reader , but finding the time is not so easy at present.
    When, I finally retire , I will also spend a lot more time walking.
    Just having the freedom to get up and go, anywhere, anytime is what I am really looking forward to.
     
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    @Ren Tanner , you named 4 things that I also miss.

    Scuba Diving: It's an Eardrum thing with me.
    Golf: Left elbow and right knee ganged up to stop my game.
    Racquet Ball: I played every chance I could in my younger days.
    Hearing: yea, but its fun to watch the look on peoples faces as I
    do my lip reading thing...

    Worse one now is the short-term memory loss.
    It's gett‌ing worst everyday.
     
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