Archive for the ‘elderly’ Category

Lovable Hubby

March 12, 2006

Harry 1~1.JPGSciatia kept me from seeing my Hubby for a few weeks, but I managed to get to see him on Friday. I was so glad to see him and he me. He was looking better, having got over his cold. We spent a lovely couple of hours chatting in between his bouts of sleep. He tells me he is comfortable and in no pain, which is a blessing, and I am thankful for it.

  Hopefully, I see him again shortly. It is his 80th birthday on the 23rd. That’s a good age.



Feeling chirpier

February 27, 2006


I’ve been naughty and have taken the last two days off writing. I must get down to work tomorrow though, without fail.

Found some great Smileys I can import.  At least, I hope so.  I love Smileys. They cheer up a blog, especially a boring one like this.

Waiting List to Nowhere?

February 24, 2006

There was a shocking story in my local evening paper recently about an elderly woman who had been waiting for a hip replacement for thirteen years. Thirteen years!

This story raised a dust storm. When hospital records were checked it was revealed that her name had been taken off the waiting list without her knowledge!

Last evening there was a further development reported in the newpaper. The woman is to have her hip operation – pretty damned quick!  Isn’t it wonderful what a bit of adverse publicity can do? 

Life on the Edge

February 23, 2006

What does this title mean?  It says what it means.  The elderly live on the edge of life. They are rarely considered and certainly not consulted. They exist on the outer rim of society. The lucky ones have families with younger people, when they can live vicariously, but they are still apart.  The ones who live alone have little idea the way life is lived by younger people. They are totally excluded. This is the way I see things as an older person. I believe many of the elderly feel the same. It is hard to lose one’s independance. It is hard to understand the way the world is now.