Well my daughters 87year old next door neighbour must be a very lucky woman, she
never had children and her husband died about 10 years ago.
My daughter shops for her weekly when she does her own shopping in the winter she
goes in at night makes her a hot drink and sandwich puts a water bottle in her bed,
makes any Dr's appointments and takes her. Hoovers regularly and in the summer
cuts her hedges.
Six months ago she got her a three legged cat from the rescue kennels for company,
it had previously been very badly treated hence it had had to have a back leg
amputated. It was full of character and the neighbour loved it
dearly, and you could see the difference it made to her life .... unfortunately the
cat died (the vet said probably due to something from the previous treatment
which hadn't been noticed at the time.) After a period of time I think my daughter
will introduce her to another pet, noticing the difference that the company had
made to her.
I fully intend to look after my health, and hope to remain fully independent and am
planning downsizing to a studio flat in the not too distant future, I feel sure my
lovely daughter will give me the same consideration she has given her neighbour,
and if things get really bad and I can't cope I intend to over medicate . . . . .
Its not the dying ...... its the dignity with which one dies ......
edit on 20-2-2014 by eletheia because: (no reason given)