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Old 07-09-2014, 08:45 AM   #15
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"I'm 40 and driving 9am to 6pm wears me out!"

You are a hazard on the road. You are driving longer than commercial drivers are allowed to. Please stay away from me.
I take naps! my wife reaches over and holds the wheel for 30 minutes at a time.

Seriously, I was simply making a comment that matches the OP 9to6 at 70. If we drive that long during the day, my wife and I switch off. Way to hijack a post
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:40 PM   #16
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pace myself, usually drive 10 am to 4 pm or so, avoid rush hour. NAPS are great, just an hour per day, and I am 71 Enjoy life, but usually not in any hurry
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Mr.foto, You might try looking into fermented foods such as Kefir, Kombucha, and Kraut that is made the old time way, not the limp canned stuff (try Bubbies Dill Pickles and His brand of kraut in the refrigerated section... mmm good and just teaming with good bacteria that line your gut, chase out the bad bacterias and help with diabetes also!)You can find these at a health food store and some grocery stores... Try one thing, see if it helps and if it does, add another until you feel like you'd like to.
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:23 PM   #18
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Mr.foto, You might try looking into fermented foods such as Kefir, Kombucha, and Kraut that is made the old time way, not the limp canned stuff (try Bubbies Dill Pickles and His brand of kraut in the refrigerated section... mmm good and just teaming with good bacteria that line your gut, chase out the bad bacterias and help with diabetes also!)You can find these at a health food store and some grocery stores... Try one thing, see if it helps and if it does, add another until you feel like you'd like to.
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Old 07-10-2014, 01:39 PM   #19
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Tread Mill? Clogged arteries will surely do it as well.
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Mrfoto,

2 hour driving stints are even tiring having to navigate amongst all the hazards on the road today. Especially in your RV and toad, constantly watching for distracted drivers(texting & cellphones), inconsiderates(cutting you off just to get in your lane ahead of you), mountain roads and hills(switchbacks, uphills, and downgrades), etc.


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"I'm 40 and driving 9am to 6pm wears me out!"

You are a hazard on the road. You are driving longer than commercial drivers are allowed to. Please stay away from me.
Highjacks a thread and speaks about Commercial rules and doesn't even know the rules.

Federal law for commercial driver's hours of service is 11 hours.





Mrfoto....enjoy your travels, be safe, and Godspeed to you, Sir.

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Thanks for comments. It sure beats talking to myself. I guess I will just have to accept that I need cut back on long runs. I no longer try to run the interstate speeds of 70+ when driving my car, so its the same thought process on the motorhome. Instead of 350-400 miles, take longer breaks and fewer miles. Six hours @55-58 mph will still get me 300 miles a day on interstates.
when I go to Myrtle Beach-Surfside it is 293 miles and 6 1/2 hours plus stops due to congestion.Solution is move closer to beach, lol.
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Personally, I'm over seventy and I gave up riding motorcycles because I don't have the coordination and reflexes I used to have. I don't drive as fast or as long as I used to for the same reason. At one of my physicals my doctor told me I was a fit as a horse but then said an old horse. I don't expect to give up any of the activities I do but I do expect to do them a bit slower and enjoy them more. Rewards of seniority!! Friends who didn't slow down seem to have more medical issues but that's just my opinion.
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At 68, about year and a half ago, I had the exact same symptoms. Had to have a nap while on the road, couldn't cut the grass without sitting down several times, etc.
Thought I was getting old.
Talked to my doctor and he sent me for a treadmill test. Three days later I had quadruple bypass surgery.

Today I drove from Los Angeles to Clovis, cut and edged the front and back yards, cleaned out the motorhome, and a couple other chores. No naps, no fatigue, etc.

I feel 20 years younger now and I LOVE it!

Go get a treadmill test.
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A sincere "Thanks" to all the comments, because at our age doctors blow us off and blame the age issue. Yes I have had the sleep study 7 years ago and found out I had severe sleep apnea and was put on cpap machine. I still fight the machine sometimes but I am still alive.
I have been type II diabetes for 5 years and had to change my carb heavy diet tremendously. Also had to cut back on red meats, pastas, etc. Started walking more, eating controlled portions and went from 229 lbs to 185. Currently 194, but have not been able to walk and exercise as much due to osteoarthritis acting up. I am looking at changing my medicare supplemental insurance to one that offers the Silver Sneakers Program.
Good for you! That's a lot of great changes to make and some people never do.
I agree with other posts recommending having your heart checked, if you haven't already. And don't accept that aging is the only cause of your fatigue. Insist on other testing.
I would recommend water aerobics which is easier on joints. It's a good work out.
One last thing.....positive affirmations really work. Tell yourself how lucky you are to be alive, how proud you are to have made positive changes, and how you will accept the challenges of life in a positive fashion.
Don't get discouraged. Best of luck to you!
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OP; I would think that you have 'earned' the right to slow down and stop to smell the roses! I think that like a lot of the younger crowd, I drove some 'crazy' hours just to get some place in the time frame that we had. In hind sight that was not always good. Now that we are both retired, we do not have the same time line hacks and can slow down and really see things. I think that you are still doing good and so what if you only travel 200-300 miles a day? Naps are always nice and they tend to break up the day. We do not always take them but do not feel bad about taking them. They are well earned!
Since we travel with our Labs, they kind of control how long I am driving. They need to get out every few hours, which is fine as it gives me a chance to take a break from driving.
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We just came back from a 4500 mile trip from OR to IL. In the past I made the trek in 3days driving 700-800 miles a day. But this year it took 4 days each way and I was exhausted at each stop. I will not do that again 400 miles would be my max per day RVing is suppose to be relaxing. We had a great time and it was the first long trip in out Newmar everything worked flawlessly. Be safe out there!!!!!!

P.S. when disconnecting the Toad walk around don't try to go over the Tow Bar it hurts when you miss step and go crashing to the ground ERRRR!!!! lucky only pride and sore arm hurt in accident. I know better
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A sincere "Thanks" to all the comments, because at our age doctors blow us off and blame the age issue. Yes I have had the sleep study 7 years ago and found out I had severe sleep apnea and was put on cpap machine. I still fight the machine sometimes but I am still alive.
I have been type II diabetes for 5 years and had to change my carb heavy diet tremendously. Also had to cut back on red meats, pastas, etc. Started walking more, eating controlled portions and went from 229 lbs to 185. Currently 194, but have not been able to walk and exercise as much due to osteoarthritis acting up. I am looking at changing my medicare supplemental insurance to one that offers the Silver Sneakers Program.
As a Medicare insurance specialist I recommend just paying for a gym membership. Changing ins sups will likely be a hefty increase. If you have a Med Advantage plan then look for one with SS but since ACA extra benefits are being dropped.

I'm 67 and don't have the stamina I used to have, it's part of aging. A lot of it is a loss in interest to do work. It could be stress. Many seniors with chronic problems are turning to marijuana. Check out The Silver Tour video "Should Grandma Smoke Pot"
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Hi been there done that. Back in1994 I had a serious heart attack. We turn 75 in October and I stay in touch with the cardiologist. Back in January this year we were dancing and I started having a problem and when we got home in March went to Dr. And he did a heart cath an now good as new. Go get yourself checked out. DW says I went in for my 5year tune up. You will feel better if you find out if there are any problems. Get it done now you might not be as lucky as I was in 94. We drive the coach from around 8:30 and stop around 3:30 or 4 rest up for the next day. GOOD LUCK
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