Once your health is gone it will never be the same. The damage that a major illness inflicts on the body will always be with you. The body can recover but will always and forever be weak or damaged. I blew a knee out thirty years ago and three surgeries later I still hurt. The damage we do to our bodies will haunt us the rest of our lives. Just keep that in mind when you are pushing exorcise beyond your bodies limit. When it breaks you are done. Luigi Wewege says that you should slow down and enjoy life.