Everybody I know could relate to this and would have at least one relative who has been, or is going thorugh, the same.
“Doc, I just want to die.”
I nodded my head sympathetically. At a certain age, all patients say that. She was in her 90’s….
“I am so tired of hurting.”
She groaned and worked her way through her usual litany of aches and pains starting at her head and working all of the way down to her toes. She had pain medicine she could take for the arthritis so I knew that wasn’t really the issue. Not all of it, at least.
“I pray every day that the Lord just takes me away.”
She’d had a gentleman friend at the center. For a few months she positively glowed. He sent her roses for Valentine’s Day, bought treats for her little dog, left her love notes, told her she was beautiful. Never mind that he was twenty years younger than she was.
At that age, what does twenty years mean? Nothing…
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