Comments: Not for the Faint of Heart

Old age isn't for the faint of heart. My prayer is just that I use those closing years well -- sprinting to the finish line, so I can say (as the Apostle Paul said), "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith."

Posted by Bob at March 23, 2009 12:15 AM

I feel for you. My parents died three and a half months apart, but at least they both died with their mental faculties intact. I never had to deal with dementia or serious memory loss. We had love and laughter right up to the end (and some really good pain meds! Thank God!!)

I hope I can go the same way!

Posted by Mary at March 23, 2009 12:39 AM

Both my grandmothers complained about the ambulances showing up everyday and people dying weekly, they hated it because it reminds them that there time is nearer then they like.

Posted by Quality Weenie at March 23, 2009 09:20 AM

Great POST! It only gets better! Now I can forget all kinds of crap I don't want to do and not get called on it!

Posted by JihadGene at March 23, 2009 09:51 AM

"It seems there is a 95 year old man that never remembers Pop, but that amounts to... everyone."

Heh, exactly like the conversations I used to have with my kids...

Kid: "Everyone has one..."

Me: "Who is "everyone"?

Kid: "XXXX"

Yes, one single name.

It seems nothing ever changes. LOL.

Posted by Teresa at March 23, 2009 02:42 PM

Oh boy - and yes, not for the faint of heart. Keep in mind that this time of year (in the realm of elder care) is tough. Seriously - it's like a "season" for issues with death and major problems. Should be done at the end of next month when things balance back out... FWIW.

Posted by Richmond at March 23, 2009 05:42 PM