Glad I could help 'splain SOMETHING on this forum, even if its not dealing with fly fishing per se.
These golden years are more like the "rust" years if ya ask me. As I said, I know I'm a lot better off than others, (not rubbing it in as my time is coming I'm fairly sure) so I try to make the best of what I got. I think I've used 10 of my nine lives and I prefer dogs.
God bless to you guys with severe pain who still trek off into the woods to that hidden river or stream looking for some joy and pleasure.