So, I am thinking of a new book to write. I think the title will be 'Nothing Gets Us Ready For Old Age.'
I mean think about it. When we are small, we are so excited to grow up and go to school. When we are in school, we want to be teenagers. When we looked at someone in their thirties we thought, 'boy are they old.'
When we finished high school, we were excited about going to college or just leaving home and living on our own.
As the years went on, we were looking forward to the next thing life was going to give us, our new adventure.
But then it happens, and we turn sixty years old. When we are not looking into the mirror, we don't feel sixty. Yet when our eyes sneak a peek, we see the gray hair and the wrinkles on our faces. How and when did this happen?
No one really gets us ready for old age. The big question is ‘What is considered old’? I remember when I turned 65 and started on Medicare. That I think is what struck me that I am now in the same club as most of my patients. You see I work on an ambulance, general transport of course at this ripe old age, I am now done with 911. I mean it was exciting to go on car accidents and finding people dead in their homes, but I have decided I don’t need the adrenaline rush anymore. Most of my patients are 60 years and up now. They all have their interesting stories of their past life. A lot of them are sad now. They can’t move like they used to, or think as clearly.
I was born in the 50’s and cigarette smoking and beer or wine was the big think in high school. Some kids never grew out of it. Those are the ones I am transferring now with diagnosis of liver failure or emphysema. And of course, the ones who didn’t like going to school, let alone college. They did get married and had a family, but when the kids grew up, they really didn’t like their home life let alone their parents. Now these people are living in establishments where you are told when to go to sleep and get up in the morning. Lots of wheel chairs fill the hallways and canisters of oxygen sitting on most of them.
How do you get ready for old age? Looking for your thoughts and thank you.
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