They sound like horror stories. But reading them gives you a shiver of relief. Realise just how lucky this generation of older people are. Phew!
‘You are old Grandma Williams,’ the young one said,
‘But your hair has not yet gone white
and yet you repeatedly stay in your bed.
Do you think at your age that is right
Feeling stupid on a step… At 81 I look back at all those old ladies with dodgy knees, who were sent into our Physiotherapy department and I cringe. ‘It’s alright going up, but coming down is the problem.’ was a common complaint. If you are over 70 you may already be saying it yourself. Young JW…
I mean collapsed ! A shattered weeping old lady, angry, furious with herself, confidence gone, feeling silly, stupid, refusing help, whilst her ego dissolved.