I am 67.. I have spent the 2nd half of my life battling serious, and deadly disease. The 1st half I spent battling drug and alcohol issues..
I quit drugs and alcohol in 92, when diagnosed with hep c. I spent 20 years treating hep c. Treatment was torturous. But the disease was deadly, which motivated me to learn everything about liver disease, and when I could expect the next " best" treatment. I got involved in online groups, and lesrned a lot. The support of groups such as this, kept me coming back. I cured hep c in 2012, and I'm still here to lend a ear.
Learning and gaining knowledge is powerful, and at times frustrating.
The last 10 years I have dealt with heart disease. I now have pacemaker and doing well. I had surgery for spinal stenosis, and got back a lot of range. Recently I was diagnosed with cancer, and am waiting for a date with the surgeon.
Sometimes I feel like deer in the headlights, but I keep going toward the light.. and I never give up, never!!