i think you nailed me in regards to the varying weakness…i do overuse the muscles trying hard to be independant. my husband helps me out of bed in the a.m.’s, helps me dress, makes the meals, helps me shower, etc.. i hate that. i have much to learn about patience and humility thru gbs. i’m only 51 years young and plan to be busy esp. after retiring. my job as a home health nurse is waiting for me and i can slide into a desk job, possibly part-time if need be. do we require a slower pace for the rest of our lives?