How to feel 30 when you’re actually 55

“A man’s only as old as the woman he feels.” – Groucho Marx

One of those great lines from Americana.

Now that I’m north of 50, I’m pissed.  I hate that my life is passing by and I really worry about my body holding up well enough to enjoy life.  So about seven months ago, my physician had retired.  He was only the second doctor that I’d had in the past 30+ years.  My first doctor had died a few years back.  Then this one retired because he was tired of what this country was doing to the healthcare industry.

So I lend up with a new doctor.  Wow.  What a new road to be on.  This guy sent me out for blood tests immediately and once the tests were back, started tinkering with my chemistry.  Boost of vitamins here, some adjustments there, some shots of testosterone…. Wait a minute.  Testosterone shots?  Really?  Well, he felt a low dose of testosterone would make my body behave more like it was when I was 30.  Hmm.  Had to try it.

So, six months of testosterone injections.  Let me tell you – totally worth it.  I can go out and hike 5 miles a day and lift weights in the gym for 45 minutes a day and I get nice results and recover quickly.  I’m more awake and alert.  I sleep like a baby and I wake up feeling better.  Sex?  Oh yes please.  Sporting award winning wood quite often!

When I started the program, my doctor had me on 10ml per week. I liked it – but I felt like I had A.D.D sometimes.

I went back in for more blood work and visited the doctor with the results.  He looked over all the numbers on my chemistry and said, “everything is really good, but we need to dial back the testosterone a little.  You have the T levels of an 18 year old”.

I asked, “Is that dangerous?

Doctor: “No.  But if I had T-levels this high, I would be consumed with sex thoughts and would not be able to concentrate or get any work done all day”.

Me: “Doc, can you repeat that? I wasn’t listening”.

Yep. That’s the only issue.  So, I’ve been dialing back a little. Experimenting with the amounts.  I actually have been trying everything from 6ml to 9ml per week. Just trying to find that balance point where I can get work done and still get the workout and sex benefits all week.

Now my only aches and pains are in my bones.  Most are okay – but I still tend to get lower back pain and some shoulder and neck pain.  Most of which can be dealt with by a visit or two to a good Chiropractor near me.  I was not a fan of chiropractic before – but as I get in better shape, I find the adjustments helpful and long lasting.

So, here I am at 56 years old.  And with my body chemistry adjustments, I truly feel like a 30 year old (with the sex drive and ‘wood’ of an 18 year old).  I’m pretty damn happy.