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Just Getting Old
A few of years ago I started having strange symptoms
of declining health. I thought maybe I was getting old.
This didn't sit right with me though, mainly because
the symptoms were rather odd... not what I usually associated with
aging; and besides, I'm not ready to accept that I'm close to an
age where aging symptoms should occur. But what do I know? I've
never grown old before.
Lack of Ambition
I remember a few years earlier, when I would wake
up, get out of bed and feel so ambitious about starting a new day.
Not so, anymore. Now, although I still had intellectual ambition,
I just didn't feel the emotion or have the energy anymore. What
Strange things began to happen. I noticed that
my hands fell asleep in the middle of the day. I heard ringing in
my ears when laying down to sleep. I occasionally got depressed
for no reason at all, and I had sharply declining ambition. Numerous
other ailments began to plague me for no apparent reason.
But this is not like me. I've always been healthy,
ambitious, passionate about life. I love to play racquetball and
I play often. I work out on a fairly regular basis and I enjoy boating
and water sports on the weekends.
These symptoms went on for quite a while. I attributed
it all to hypoglycemia and possibly aging. I ate myself into hypoglycemia
in my younger years with an unbelievably horrible diet. "Now
I'm paying for it," I thought. But my health was getting worse...