For me, I had a prostatectomy in my 40's. Now, I've got the testosterone levels of a guy over 100 years old.
Recently, I needed to get glasses. Was very upsetting to me for some reason. Guess I have the markers for glaucoma and some other bad things.
I rarely sleep through the night. My pattern is very erratic. Sometimes I can get back to sleep but sometimes a 2am wake means I'm up from then until I literally crash. I used to be able to fight fatigue very well but now, at times, it literally consumes me and I'm defenseless.
Have always been an amped up type. If there was a 2000 mile drive ahead of me, I was always the type who did it in one 30 hour straight through shot. If I had 10 bags of groceries in the truck or back of SUV, they were all going in in one shot. Now, I take several trips. I have an issue on my left side that I've had since surgery that causes pain in my lower extremities. I'm very sensitive and try to take care of it.
Like KCee, I had frozen shoulder not long ago and was without use of my left shoulder. Almost impossible to put on a shirt. That lasted about a calendar year.
I've been to the range, twice, since my surgery and both times it wasn't pleasant. As a guy who used to clear fairway bunkers at 260 yards, I'm not even sure I can hit it 260 anymore. My muscle tone is abating. Was always built well and strong...until recently.
My memory and communication which used to be two huge strengths have both suffered. I find myself searching for words that used to flow flawlessly from my mouth. I often say the wrong thing and have to correct myself quickly. That's been a recent thing. Not sure if it's early onset dementia but what once was an area I felt so strong in now has me questioning what is wrong with me. It's not constant. Some days I'm like I was but off days are more and more common.
Sex isn't what it once was but that's a function of surgery and some weight gain. Edema is an issue for a person they took 16 lymphnodes from. I hate that. I feel like surgery took a vibrant charging bull and emasculated him. Hard dealing with it on some days.
I think about death a lot. Right now, I'm fighting through some significant pain and contemplated a call to 911 a couple of weeks back. Several serious and confusing issues that googling just put the fear of God into me. This fleshly body is breaking down. I honestly am concerned the sands are about through the hourglass.
Probably need to be willing to get HRT or my life is going to be sheer misery until the end. Very hard to function the way it is today.