Congratulations dadskis. And welcome to both docskis and you. My mom is 65 and my dad (now 68) has given her "permission" to ski till she'll be 70, from then on, he hopes she'll "retire" and the two of them will spend their free time travelling in warm places (my dad does not ski, never had, never will), so her arthritis should improve. Despite the pain in her hands and feet and neck, she skis on, this winter she skied down a bump run again, despite the protestations at the beginning;I did not force her down, I simply told her "the kids and me will ski down here, if you don't feel doing it, no problems, take the alternate route and we'll meet at the bottom". Took two turns and there she was, right behind me (she loved bumps, and this demontrated me that she still likes the darn things)".
So, never force yourself or allow other to convince you to do something that you don't feel you can handle.