Saturday, January 9, 2010

I'm never getting it back.

I broke my ankle this summer.
And although the ankle has healed, I really don't think the rest of me has or ever will.
It was one of those turning points.
One of those times when you can point to the exact moment when something happened.
I am 60.
But I was always active and felt like I was 35.
I played golf 3 or 4 times a week. I walked 2 miles in the park.
But suddenly everything changed with this broken ankle.
I suddenly feel 60.
I can't move the way I did.
I don't feel the way I did.
And I don't think I ever will again.
There are turning points in every one's life and for me, this seems to be one of those moments.
I went from feeling and acting 35 to feeling and acting 60 in one moment.
I guess this is how it happens.
You just never recover 100%.
It's that dreaded "slippery slope" that we all face in one way or another.

1 comment:

  1. I understand what you're saying, Sunny. My mother broke her ankle two years ago (at 88) and had exactly the same reaction--she was probably 50 mentally and activity-wise before that, but she's settling into being 90...or at least 80.