Monday, March 24, 2008

It's tough getting old

This is what I learned this weekend after spending it with my 80 year old mother: being old absolutely sucks. It's bad enough when your sight is going, you can't hear, your body aches sitting still or moving. Add to that your mind flitting off on tangents, unable to think of words or phrases or ideas. You don't remember anything, but won't admit it. Your temper is on edge all the time. Any perceived slight gains prominence. Foods and drinks you like upset your stomach. You have no energy or balance. Your sense of humor is missing and your tolerance has disappeared. Your independence is gone and your reliability is past.

How was your weekend?

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