Like Nindancer I was teaching pole dancing not so very long ago myself - and was thinking that I would be happily hanging upside down for many years to come, unfortunately that was not to be, I have sensory disruption throughout my left hand side and I considered it too dangerous for me to continue - I miss it hugely. I have a walking stick for when I am out and about,
I’m 46 soon to be 47 - there are more lines on my face than there were 10 years ago - the people I work with are getting younger by the year - but I don’t feel old, I certainly don’t act old (walking stick etc. aside). I’m beginning to understand why my Dad says that in his head he’s 35, even though his birth certificate puts him at 80 years old. I have ice in my water bottle and an ice pack as back up for when I am at TKD during which I take rest stops when I need them, I don’t take walks at lunchtime unless I absolutely have to, and definitely not on TKD days (I can do one or the other, but not both). I go to music concerts (if I like the artist playing) - I meet up with friends as and when we can and laugh 'til our sides hurt - I ride a motorbike weather permitting, and yes I do get odd looks when I pull up, and pull out a walking stick ala House MD - better that than getting off the bike and weaving away like I’ve had a few pints of Natch.
Young at heart and mind and ageing disgracefully