Sherry, Age 69
I am quickly looking at age 70 and I am having a difficult time of it.
I know it is just a number…or so I tell myself….but the truth is I feel like it is my first step onto the death train.
Yes, I know we are all going to die, but this age is downright traumatic for me.
I had a heart attack a little over a year ago, and was lucky to survive. It kicked in thyroid issues, and now a few weeks ago I took radioactive iodine to slow down/ kill my thyroid. Now I have limited energy. My hair also got thin and brittle.
Before this, I was performing music regularly, writing, going to a lot of parties, doing crafts, etc.
Now it all seems meaningless.
I am still fairly attractive and force myself to work out, be somewhat social, etc….but force is the operative word here.
I have no husband, boyfriend, or children. I have always had a lot of friends, but my energy there is diminishing.
I am not suicidal…but turning 70 had totally messed with my head.
I can’t take anti-depressants because of the reaction to meds I am taking.
So, what now?