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.