Hi greg, I can relate with not being able to do what I enjoyed most lately.. because of depression and medicine related arthritis.. if it helps =\
I love art!~ I draw, paint, woodburn, woodwork, sew costumes.etc, make jewelry, and even pottery.. I've been making things since I was a kid and what I love most is to oil paint and beadwork and its soo painful now because I got arthritis in my hands because of some of the medicine I take and I've lost alot of confidence. I used to use it as a form of therapy, I guess because what I would give to be able to sit down and create something again.. But I can't (frowns) not just because of the arthritis but also because my hands aren't steady anymore so I gave up trying. Sad thing is I'm 31, wait did I say that? I mean 24!!!! hehe
Anyways, I know its not weightlifting but it was something that I loved to do.. It is VERY frustrating, because it was unexpected and I'm mad because it could've been prevented.
I've taken up photography now, capturing art :) may not be the same thing but it doesnt hurt that much to "click a button" I've worked with a company taking photos, but its funner when your able to take a picture of what you want instead of having to.
Have you thought about maybe teaching others how to weightlift? With your experience and knowledge, I bet you'd be good at it!
There are two days in the week about which and upon which I never worry. Two carefree days, kept sacredly free from fear and apprehension. One of these days is Yesterday... And the other day I do not worry about is Tommorrow.
~Robert Jones Burdette