I'm 20 years old and I feel like I'm going on 60.
My lifestyle is so unhealthy; I eat bad food, I smoke, I don't do any voluntary exercise. I don't really drink much anymore and I drink plently of water, but that doesn't stop me from feeling constantly awful.
I get back aches, joint aches, tiredness, colds and flus on a regular basis. I had a pretty bad scare recently. It started last night when I was trying to sleep. I was struggling to breathe properly and my heart was racing. It was almost as if a heart attack was imminent. I managed to fall asleep eventually, and today it started again just before I was about to go to work.
I rushed down to the doctors to get checked out. He said that my heart beat was indeed a bit fast but that was probably caused due to anxiety. He said I just have a bit of a chest infection and presribed my some anti-biotics.
My second chest infection in a year. Great.
One of the fatal flaws of the human mind is we don't realise something is happening until it suddenly hits us. I don't want to die at the age of 40, but that's the direction I'm heading in.
I've wanted to quit smoking and change my life around for a while now. But after the latest scare I'm really determined to do it now. I've just finished college for the year and have got about three months holiday until I go back. I guess now would be the best time to make a start.