|This is depressing...|
Yep, that's me on a walker.
A walker or walking frame is a tool for disabled people, who need additional support to maintain balance or stability while walking, most commonly due to age-related physical restrictions. (Wikipedia)
That definition is so sad but true. Yes, I'm currently disabled. I can barely walk without pain. And forget about bending over... it's not gonna happen. Was this due to an "age-related physical restriction"? Yeah, most likely.
40 hit me like a ton of bricks.
Just three days after turning 40 years old, I pulled my back (lower back strain).
And this happened after boasting how good and healthy I felt. 40 is the new 20. Age is just a number. (Insert any other age cliche.) I mean, I just hiked a 14er the previous week! 😞
And now this... a crippled old man who struggles at doing basic activities of daily living (ADL). Showering, getting dressed, going to the bathroom... it's all so painful.
But once I recover from this, I'll never take for granted the ability to do basic ADLs. I won't complain about going for a run or exercising. I'll just be grateful that I can.