Not sure if we've had a thread dedicated to this. But let's discuss the ailments we have or will have from working in irrigation. Maybe give the new guys time to rethink their career choice. Here's mine, and what I will worry about in the future Bad knees and back from bending up and down all day long Knuckles and wrists are jacked up from installing poly systems with insert fittings and clamp crimpers - this was the reason I tried getting out of irrigation in '97, my hands hurt so bad back then - i still have 2 fingers that lock up when making a fist Hearing is diminished from not using hearing protection often enough around the compressor, pipe pullers, and trenchers. But it's also from when using commercial mowers, string trimmers, and backpack blowers doing lawn maintenance before irrigation. Anyone have the constant ring in their ears? Right here brother. Occasionally get finger nail fungus from using hands in the dirt And the one I am worried about is skin cancer from being in the sun too much. I know Purp has talked about it in the past. I try to put sunscreen on many times thru the day. I put a little on before I leave the house, even if it's not for work. Any others?