I read that person in his/her 30s will start to lose muscle mass to muscle mass. This is apparently called "sarcopenia". A person loses 3 to 5% of his/her mass per decade and may lose 30% during a life time.
Now, my problem is that I started to lose my strength 10 months prior to diagnosis and by the time of diagnosis, I had measurably* lost 25% of my strength.
I understand that once a CML patient has his/her leukaemia brought under control that the body should be returned to its pre-leukaemic state and be undamaged.
And yet, my strength has not returned. If anything, I am still getting slightly weaker as the months pass.
I seem to have lost as much strength in two years that a person loses in his/her lifetime.
Has anyone else suffered a similar loss of physical strength.
* Measured the number of swimming laps that I complete in one hour of front craw. Age 63.