Feeling Old


Question: Does cancer and chemo shave years off your life? I mean, does it make you physically older than your chronological age?

I feel like an old man. If I sit for any length of time, when I stand my feet hurt, my knees creak, my back is stiff. When I get out of bed in the morning it’s the same story only worse.

I’m only 36 and didn’t feel like this before cancer/chemo. I know I haven’t been as active as I used to be so maybe that has much to do with it, but c’mon, I feel like I’m sixty-something (not that sixty-something is old, mind you, it’s just that, um, well, I mean, oh brother, never mind . . . Warren Buffet once said, “When you find yourself in a hole, the best thing you can do is stop digging” (thanks Rachelle Gardner). So I’m stopping).

The point is, I feel older than my years–much older–and am wondering if, when all this cancer stuff is over, I’ll get back to feeling thirty-something again. I sure hope so.

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Mike Dellosso is an author of wide-eyed suspense. He writes stories that not only entertain but enlighten.

Posted on October 25, 2008, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Are you saying those physical symptoms aren’t the norm at any age??? Hmmph.Nice back-pedal on the age faux pas, Mike. As we grow older, so does our definition of “old.”Seriously, I hope you are feeling youthful again soon!

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  2. You were always wise beyond your years anyway Mike. The body has to catch up at some point. πŸ™‚ peace

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  3. Susan J. Reinhardt

    Hi Mike -When I went through surgery in January, I felt like 100 years old. It takes time to bounce back from any physical illness. You’re still going through treatment. You’ll regain your strength. Isaiah 40:29-31Blessings,Susan πŸ™‚

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  4. I felt totally drained during cancer treatment (for AML), and I got back to running and tennis when I recovered. I bet that once it’s over, you’ll bounce back. Hey just wondering: Are you drinking enough water and other good liquids? You can feel extra-drained if you get dehydrated.

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  5. Susan J. Reinhardt

    Hi Mike -I have Jury Duty tomorrow (Monday, 10/27). If you don’t see comments for the next few days, you’ll know why.Blessings,Susan πŸ™‚

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  6. Still praying for you, Mike. God is in control and works all things for good to those who love Him.

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