What exactly is aging poorly?

I turned fifty-five years old in April. I must admit, I am happier now than I have been in a long, long time. I have wonderful kids, a great man by my side and friends that I consider family, and vice versa. But a lot of the time, I just don’t feel good. And I don’t know why.

Is it age? I don’t know. What I do know is that I just cannot shake things off fast anymore. Before I used to feel bad with a cold or whatever, and I would pop a cold pill or two, drink a bunch of fluids and then I would be on my way. Now if I am feeling bad, I just can’t. I can’t do anything. For the most part, I just have to stop. And rest and be done with the rest of the day, or night.

The latest battle of feeling unwell started on Thanksgiving Day. I had really chapped lips, on both the top and bottom. My mouth looked like a clown. And before the night was done it had spread to my right eye. It’s a good thing Kohl’s was CRAZY INSANELY CROWDED because I looked bad and didn’t need to be out in public scaring anyone. I truly did look awful.

For the past three weeks, I have been unable to get rid of these things. I have tried everything – I used medicated creams, just plain water and vaseline – whatever else I could think of. I am addicted to chap stick as I have stated before, and fearing one of those tubes could be contributing to this, I haven’t been using them at all. I don’t know what to do, I am at a loss. It would be one thing if it looked bad yet didn’t hurt, or if it hurt but looked ok. All during this time, I haven’t felt well. Haven’t felt good. I have been off, to say the least.

Does anyone out there have an experience with this skin thing? Do you think odd feelings of just not being right are the results of everyday, normal aging? Would love to hear from you all…

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