I'm never sure if I'm feeling a certain way (tired, achy joints) just because of the natural aging process, or if it's a symptom of acromegaly. I think about the misinformed people who abuse human growth hormone hoping it will act as a fountain of youth and I shake my head because for me I feel like it has only aged me.
I don't want to give away the whole article, but the advice columnist wrote, "You also sound like you are grieving for your youth," which really struck home. When I get sad about acromegaly, I am grieving for the life I had before acromegaly.
Anyway, I don't always feel like this, but it certainly captured the essence of what I think about when I'm feeling down. I loved the columnist's advice, but I was wondering if you, my fellow acromegaly compadres, had any advice of your own for facing similar times. Please let me know what you think!