Here is a look at events from a senior's viewpoint in particular: Some Stressful Scenarios for Seniors...
Taking medications and not being sure which ones you have or have not taken (this is solved with a pill minder, mostly) but have you ever dropped one of them and not been sure which one it was, and then couldn't locate any of them on the floor? That way you don't know which it was that you dropped. You get down on your hands and knees to look for it with a flashlight, then if you do find it, you have trouble getting back up to your feet. If you don't find it, you just hope it was a vitamin instead of a necessary pill.
You're in the tub, naked as a Jaybird (ever wonder why a Jaybird is more naked than any other bird? Why not naked as a Robin or a Hummingbird? ) and all at once you feel your feet slipping and there's nothing to hang onto, even with those little grabby things you put in your bathtub floor to make it less slippery? Those are not a whole lot of help when you have shampoo suds in the tub.
You know a bill is soon to be due and you're not sure if you have received it yet, and you look over your entire domicile and can't find any evidence of it. You check through your check book and see it hasn't been paid...where is it...did it come in the mail yet..or not?
You are talking to a friend, and are about to tell them a funny thing that happened, and all at once, you forget the name of something or someone that you have known for years, and it's like you've never known it...it's gone.
You are on the verge of getting out of bed, and realize you are on the edge of the bed (closer than you thought) and literally nearly roll out of bed, with nothing to grab onto. Ha.
You've been married for years, then all at once, your mate is no longer with you, someone you've depended on, someone you've been able to share things with, and now...what? You awake alone and when you hear a sound, you realize you are the one making the sound.
What happens when one can no longer drive, and get around on their own? What if there is no money for a retirement community? Then what? Talk about a scary scenario! For more reasons than one.
As for the scenario of what happens if one does fall and break a leg or a hip, we won't go there, because I have been down that road with my sister and my husband, and it isn't a pretty road...and is perhaps the scariest of all...
Well, as usual, this post just kind of wrote itself, and I didn't control the route it took, it just happened. Those are just a few of the scary scenarios in the life of seniors. I'm headed for the local library later today, a pleasant journey for sure, and I also have to work on learning the music for our Easter music. We have a two hour rehearsal at the church tomorrow.
One more scary scenario concerning seniors - winding up with nothing to occupy their hands or their minds - don't let that happen to anyone you love, or to yourself, either.
This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. Much love to each of you, my friends and family. Bye for now. More later.