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Is This Retirement?

Sidney Drabkin

Posted on March 31, 2019 23:53

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Your stomach and brain tell you to eat, but as an elderly person you can’t—nothing tastes good.

Retirement is nice when you keep your health up, but it gets bad once you began to loose your capabilities to take care of yourself. You begin to depend upon other people to do things for you, and when they can’t, or they are busy, you get frustrated. 

To younger people this seems like a joke, and with everything they say, you think they are making fun of you because of your age.

If you don’t have a hobby to take your mind off of your problems, it will drive you, as an elderly person crazy.

Let’s say, you tell your grandchildren that it’s enough food, but they keep loading the food on your plate, and then get mad at you when you tell them that you can’t eat any more. Their reply is, "Finish your plate because you like the food." 

That’s true, but that was in the past and if you ate anymore of the food, your stomach can’t take it and you will throw up. You have learned this from your own experiences eating.

You look good at your old age, but you don’t feel too good and you go to the emergency room to see if they can take care of the problem. 

You are examined, they do find a problem and start a treatment for it, but that wasn’t the reason you came to the hospital. You came because you have a bad cough. You are told that you have too much liquid in your heart, and the fluid must be removed. When the doctors are finished, they have removed so much fluid that within 3-months, you drop from 203 pounds to 186 pounds and your bones begin to show. 

You then try to gain weight but your body says that it’s not that easy, at your age, it takes time, but the conditions show that you don’t have time.

The problem is that if the doctor keeps taking fluid out you, you will get so weak that it will be hard to do anything. Do you just give up and wait until it’s your time, or do you try to put weight on, going against the doctors orders? Or, do you try to enjoy yourself until you can’t any more?

Talk to an elderly person or elderly friends and see why, all of a sudden, they, in their opinion, have begun to look older than they are? 

Sidney Drabkin

Posted on March 31, 2019 23:53

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