Where Did My Strength Go

@just4him (268285)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
November 23, 2022 7:00am CST
I'm not young anymore, though I try to tell myself I am. I swear the bottle companies are supergluing the caps on making it super hard to open and sometimes I need a pair of younger hands to open the bottle. Then this morning, I'm trying to peel oranges. It used to be so easy, but now I struggle to get them peeled. Little things that took one hand, now take two. I want my strength back. I don't like feeling feeble. Do you find things harder to do that once were easy? Thanks for reading. The image belongs to me.
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@dya80dya (27452)
23 Nov
Yes. I have the same problem even though I am young.
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Nov
I'm sorry you have the same problem.
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@marlina (153130)
• Canada
23 Nov
Dozens of little things for sure.
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Nov
I'm sorry you also face this trouble.
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@much2say (49050)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Nov
Oh I am discovering these things little by little now. I noticed jar lids are hard to open . . . I don't have that same grip to hold it and twist anymore .
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@much2say (49050)
• Los Angeles, California
27 Nov
@just4him I have been finding that if I do certain hand exercises, I can get that grip again, but I'd have to continue doing that in order to maintain a grip. I feel like as I get older, "strength" just leaves so quickly.
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Nov
@much2say Yes, it does.
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Nov
I don't have the grip either. It's annoying.
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@LadyDuck (417496)
• Switzerland
23 Nov
I am lucky to be still pretty strong, but those caps "safe for kids" are horrible to open.
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@LadyDuck (417496)
• Switzerland
24 Nov
@just4him The only ones I have a hard time opening are those "safe for kids" and the very big jars, because I have small hands.
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Nov
@LadyDuck That makes sense. I have trouble opening water bottles.
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Nov
Yes, they are.
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@RasmaSandra (59765)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Nov
Yes, now and then it is difficult to do certain things. Sometimes when a can is hard to open my hand starts hurting as I am cutting with the manual can opener,
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Nov
I agree. Those cans can be hard to open.
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@CarolDM (199109)
• United States
23 Nov
I have had to slow down after my brain surgery. But lately I noticed my energy is returning. I space out what I do now.
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Nov
I'm glad your energy is returning.
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Nov
@CarolDM You're welcome.
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@CarolDM (199109)
• United States
24 Nov
@just4him Thank you, I am as well.
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@Jenaisle (7054)
• Philippines
23 Nov
Yes, as we grow older our reflexes and muscle strength diminish unless we exercise sufficiently to maintain them. For me, my problem is my deteriorating eyesight and likewise weakening muscles. It's natural and we could even go back to being a "baby", where someone must assist us in everything we do. I hope I will not grow that old.
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Nov
I'm sorry your eyesight is deteriorating.
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@allknowing (107986)
• India
24 Nov
In India even youngsters have to struggle opening bottles - they are so badly sealed.. There is physio therapy for strengthening hands.
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Nov
I'm sorry the bottles are sealed badly.
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@wolfgirl569 (65430)
• Marion, Ohio
23 Nov
I do also. Its a not so fun part of life.
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Nov
No, it's not the fun part of life.
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• United States
23 Nov
Those medicine tops are the worst Sadly I have to rely on younger hands to open things for me too.
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Nov
It seems like we need those younger hands living with us.
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@MALUSE (69674)
• Germany
23 Nov
I know what you're talking about when it comes to bottle caps. I occasionally ask younger people to help me and enjoy it when they have a hard time, too.
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Nov
Oh yes, it makes me feel good when they struggle with those caps.
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@sallypup (51680)
• Moses Lake, Washington
23 Nov
I am not a fan of those child proof caps. Especially when I'm in pain. I just want to kick the bottle!
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Nov
I totally agree.
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@JudyEv (294405)
• Rockingham, Australia
23 Nov
I hear what you're saying. I find that just about everything is harder to do these days.
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Nov
Yes, it is.
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@Treborika (2892)
• Mombasa, Kenya
24 Nov
I am still very young and energetic to struggle peeling some oranges with both of my hands
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Nov
That's good you are.
@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Nov
@Treborika You're welcome.
@Treborika (2892)
• Mombasa, Kenya
25 Nov
@just4him Thanks for your kind words
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@Fleura (23191)
• United Kingdom
23 Nov
I'm sorry to hear this. I don't yet, but I'm dreading finding that happening to me.
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@just4him (268285)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
24 Nov
I'm glad you don't have the problem yet.
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