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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Nowhere? Really?

Today, we did not need to drive to any hospitals or doctor’s offices. What that means is that the spinning plate act seems to be over. So hey, let’s bring on the dog and pony show!

Seriously, the good news is, that while not all mysteries have been fully solved and the “patients” are not 100%, the really, really scary things have been ruled out! Phew!

I believe it was Etta Clark who coined the phrase, “growing old is not for sissies”. Boy howdy, was she right! I have been impressed by the fierce independence exhibited by our older relatives in recent days. I have also been frustrated by it as well! I successfully fought the occasional urges to wrap them in cotton wool and try to insulate them from everything I could think of that might cause them harm. Good thing, or I would have gotten my ears pinned back! As it was, when I would propose what struck me as a simple and logical solution to a problem, but did not put their personal independence as the top priority, I was quickly corrected!

So I guess it’s not yet time for the dog and pony show. Now begins a different sort of balancing act - a juggler perhaps. If so, the balls are labeled: “health”, “safety”, “happiness”, “well being”, “quality of life”, and “independence”!

3 comments:

purpleronnie said...

here's hoping and praying!

Anonymous said...

Put your feet up with Cassie and Abbie and ebjoy. You've earned it!!

Gail

PS, I am hooked on the saga of how Ree, the pioneer woman, met Marlboro Man. It's better than a romance novel.

dancingmorganmouse said...

I can imagine how hard it must be to give up independence.