Today I went to the doctor for my test results. I have been feeling a bit run down lately, full of unexplained aches and pains and headaches! Other than a slightly high colesterol count, I am reliably informed that I am absolutely FIT and HEALTHY! So why do I feel so crap?
Get more exercise says my chubby doctor, it will benefit you greatly! How, I ask, do I go walking for an hour every day when I can barely move from one end of the house to the other without huffing and puffing and collapsing in a heap? Excuse me - I really do FEEL ILL! My back is killing me, my joints are aching and I have this empty, sick to the stomach feeling that can not be ignored no matter how hard I try.
I am convinced that my mind is going too. I can't remember names of the most common kitchen utensils (shouting "pass me the thingymagig, you know the one in the drawer!" as the steaks are burning on the stove just doesn't cut it!). I am tired, grumpy and bad tempered and just generally FED UP with EVERYONE!
Is this what it feels to get older? Is this what happens when your body starts to rebel? When did I realise that I couldn't touch my toes anymore and that 'dancing the night away' had become a wishful thought? Ye Gods, I could make a strong case for voluntary euthanasia!
So, walking it is! Have the paramedics on standby please! Life in this slightly used body has got to improve - maybe I could get my chubby doctor to walk with me :)