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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

How long can you stand?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (24591points) July 9th, 2022

Before getting exhausted?

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Dutchess_III's avatar

Not very long with the neuropathy in my feet.

Jeruba's avatar

Not very long, with the pain in my back and hip.

rebbel's avatar

Couple of hours.
Then I’ll switch to my left leg.

Jeruba's avatar

@rebbel, have you read White Lotus, by John Hersey?

janbb's avatar

Probably about 10–15 minutes in one posture than I would need to walk or move somehow.

canidmajor's avatar

@Jeruba That was my first thought!

SnipSnip's avatar

I don’t get exhausted. I pass out.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@SnipSnip Me too. At night I pass out trying to get to the bathroom. My eyesight goes black and I grab the walls, while everything swirls.

I told my doctor and she will make an appointment with a heart test.

rebbel's avatar

@Jeruba @janbb I haven’t, but something tells me I should?!

Jeruba's avatar

@rebbel, well, I wouldn’t say “should,” but your referencce to standing on one leg at a time brought an instant connection to White Lotus (1965) to my mind, and apparently to @canidmajor‘s too. I read it decades ago, and its impressions stay with me, even if details have faded. In the novel, the one-legged stance is a form of protest.

SQUEEKY2's avatar

It’s not exhaustion that does me in, it’s extreme pain both knees have really bad arthritis so I can only go about 20 minutes before I have to sit down.

cookieman's avatar

Stand, in one place? Without moving? A few hours. If I can walk a bit, 5–6 hours.

Nomore_Tantrums's avatar

Not long. I have more ailments than Carter has liver pills.

Zaku's avatar

I can walk for hours and hours. Standing in one place is more of a pain, and fortunately my endurance at that hasn’t been tested well enough for me to know what my actual limit is.

eyesoreu's avatar

Dunno, few hours maybe.
Standing on one leg, shifting wait, would see me acting like a demented flamingo.

filmfann's avatar

@Dutchess_III I have neuropathy in my feet, and have found great relief taking 600mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid and 1000mcg of B-12 in the morning.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Several hours.. I did it recently during the election.

KNOWITALL's avatar

A few hours, I assume. I’d go crazy unless I was fishing or something.

WhyNow's avatar

On one foot or two feet?

SnipSnip's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 Getting to the bathroom is moving. You asked about standing. My answer is about standing.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@SnipSnip Thanks. Sorry. I can’t stand very long. I’m usually in bed or on the couch seeing that I can’t stand for very long. Maybe 3 minutes or so before I become so uncomfortable that I want to faint. I can make it to the taxi to go shopping. When I get to the store I lean on to the shopping cart for assistance, and I can go shopping for 30 minutes or so.

WhyNow's avatar

^^WOW for real? why?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@WhyNow Yes. Doctor Is putting me though heart tests to find out why. I’m waiting for an date for test.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 Let us know how it goes, if you’re comfortable with that. Aren’t you in your 30’s?

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@KNOWITALL Sure I will Update Fluther. My 45th birthday is this month ,July, at 28th. I’m 44 now.

WhyNow's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 All those times you made me feel better just by making me smile.
How can I return the favor? Many here are wishing for your good health!
Allow me to be one of those. To your health, To Life!

Forever_Free's avatar

I can stand like that days on end. Sleeping standing up is a little known talent that I possess.

filmfann's avatar

I don’t know, since it has been years since I challenged myself to such a task, but I long to quote Popeye:
That’s all I can stands. I can’t stands no more!

LuckyGuy's avatar

I stood for 5½ hours yesterday while using an expanding foam gun to seal my barn. A good friend came over at 7:30 AM and we worked until finished. Once you start you really should not stop until the job is done.
My 30×40 ft pole barn is now sealed tighter than a ziploc bag.

WhyNow's avatar

@LuckyGuy Wow! You have a barn… with a pole! What does your wife say? And room
to store stuff. In NYC we want to safely store stuff we rent a 4 foot x 4 foot locker for
2 or 3 hundred dollars a month. If you’re one week late on rent they sell your stuff to a
tabloid.You need a special ladder to get to your locker because the first three levels
are sold out.

Also we have bigger space to store stuff. It’s called the State of New Jersey.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@WhyNow Two poles! 14 ft long above ground!
I can store a lot of stuff – and work on all sorts of things. The front door slides open to make a 12 ft wide opening. Cars, tractors, sprayers… all sorts of things go in there. The previous owner, had horses and horse stalls 50+ years ago. I got rid of all that when I moved in.
I cleaned it and had a 10” thick concrete floor poured. It is a very solid structure.

WhyNow's avatar

Of the the top of my head 40×30 @ 10 inches is about 120 yards of concrete!
I did try to price concrete in my area and got 190 bucks a yard more or less.
Why did I do all this? Numbers excite me.

LuckyGuy's avatar

@WhyNow A yard of concrete is 27 cubic feet. 3×3x3. I get 37 yards. It took 4 loads to do the job. We did it in sections.
The concrete is sitting on a base of 8–12” of compacted gravel. AND I put rerod in the concrete to make it even stronger.

WhyNow's avatar

I got 37.04 cubic yards. I watched it being done once. They used a metal ‘mesh’ held
4inches off the gravel by setting it on plastic ‘chairs.’ They smoothed out the concrete
by using a helicopter, really! This separate contractor came with a riding machine that had blades on the bottom. He made the concrete smooth as glass! Amazing to watch.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Update I passed my heart test. Dr said that I can have a heart transplant and would not improve my health.

Also my dizzy spells mostly go away when I eat fruits, veggies and meat, and grains.

I have stopped drinking everything except milk and tap water. Unless it is a treat.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Good going and good for you !

Dutchess_III's avatar my cart. Thanks.

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