“Adapting to the Changes of Old Age” – Time Goes By | What it’s really like to get old

Here’s another column from one of our favorite sources.

plato on age“Being about midway into old age now, it seems to me that changes great and small come barreling down the pike lickety-split – that there are many more arriving at a much faster rate than at previous ages of life.

“I can’t prove that with facts and figures and numbers and charts but it feels about right and I’ve come to believe it is an important job of elderhood to learn to adapt as we are buffeted front and back, up and down, left and right and around again with each new, often unexpected development.

“It’s not easy. As you know, my life was upended three months ago with a cancer diagnosis. I’m still trying to find a way to make the large number of restrictions that control my days now as commonplace as, for example, brushing my teeth has always been.

“It’s frustrating that I’m not there yet. I have other things I’d rather do than try to remember if I took those pills after breakfast or treated my hands with that special lotion.”

Read Ronnie’s column in its entirety here.

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