Originally Posted by exMaggieDrum
Chuck, I gave up skiing when I turned 50. I continually pushed myself to do better and better on steeper and steeper moguled slopes. I suspect that has a lot to do with my shoulder problem now. It definitely screwed up my cuff on the other shoulder, and broke my collar bone, and broke my tib/fib. Sorry to hear you gave up climbing. I did many of the 14ers in Colorado - but can't blame that on the shoulder.
Ah you quite skiing early. I was an instructor until probably late 50s. And quite only because I moved to Florida
for a job and that is where I bought SoulMates.
As for the climbing - high altitude climbing is not for physically unfit and after my last knee surgery I just could not get the legs in climbing condition needed to get take the punishment.
By the way I am 70 now and probably in better shape than most in their late 50s or early 60s.
Good luck with the surgery and it will be ok -- just do not get impatient - it will get better -- remember I lived on a boat after my last shoulder surgery last year in Tunisia
. If a whooose like me can do it at 69 you young whipper snapper can do it.