May 8, 2009

The sun rises again..

Just for today things are stable, my loved one back at home, comfortable and at peace.Thankfully this doc believes in keeping cancer patients out of pain. To quote John Prine, "But the morphine eased the pain, like a thousand railroad trains". I do not believe in seeing someone suffer needlessly. Comfort comes when you are sick being in your own home, your own bed, with your loved ones for support. Hospitals to me are like a form of jail for sick adults. You lose your personal freedoms. Dignity. Our country is ill-prepared for all of the aging baby boomers that are now becoming seniors. You know the signs of when you are an aging American. You get your AARP card. Than you get their magazine, so you can see how wonderful other seniors are doing. You get offered a senior coffee at McDonald's. Ah, the bounty that awaits our aging. Pfft!!! I am 42, somewhere in the middle. I must admit to being a tad scared of what awaits me as the numbers get higher. I wonder how much a senior coffee will cost in 25 years. Have a good day, one and all.

3 comments:

the walking man said...

Home is a better place to be sure.

Don't be concerned with the number rising Lori...there is no law that says you have to join AARP in order to see the glossed over facts of aging...and ask me later in the year if senior coffee tastes any better than non-senior coffee.

Lori said...

LOL...I think it should taste just a tad better, getting that reduced rate, dammit.. You deserve it.

Patricia said...

I have started getting the AARP notices and I just turned 50. How do they know?

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