This statement ended a summary from a client catching me up on her state of things since I last saw her.
And, because I've heard this or similar sentiments expressed (and, yes, have even thought myself), I sighed.
This sense of betrayal, frustration, resignation is all too prevalent amongst my fellow humans - who, despite (or because of) our first-world privileges and developments - are succumbing to the 'fact that their bodies are falling apart' - and, while I'm feeling their frustration over the unavoidable casualties of aging, I know, I JUST KNOW, DAMMIT! they're not unavoidable or inevitable.
And ...I feel even more frustrated when trying to communicate that convincingly.