Watch out…I’m back!
Have PC – will blog!!
Following a conversation that I’ve had with two friends recently…and given the terrible headlines on the news this week, regarding a lovely lady who was treated appallingly in a care home…..http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-17777113…I was reduced to tears when I saw the footage.
One of my own personal fears is that if I survive my husband, I will be alone. I have no children and I am the youngest of the siblings. I would therefore be at the mercy of the state to put me where they think fit. I hope that I’m taken in my sleep or have a massive heart attack or stroke and just leave this world without causing too much inconvenience!
When these dear old people are placed in homes, their carers don’t ‘know‘ them, they didn’t know them when they were young, beautiful, active and attractive people, they are simply a job that needs doing during their busy days. Wash, feed and bathe and that isn’t always done with the dignity that these aged people deserve.
It breaks my heart. When my mother had a stroke, we three sisters sat at her bedside for 12 days, 24 hours a day until she passed away. Firstly because we wanted her to know we were there but also I fear, that in the back of our minds was the fact that we didn’t trust someone who didn’t know her, to look after her in the way we would. We did her nails, brushed her hair, wiped her brow, and moisturised her hands and legs, I know carers/nurses don’t have the time to do this….surely something is wrong with the system. We pay so much attention to people who are living and growing up and yet so little seems to be there for when we are on our way out!
I know that having children doesn’t guarantee someone to look after you…but I’m sure it softens the outlook!
Anyway enough of the doom and gloom….time for some photos that I have taken over the last couple of days….bearing in mind that it has been absolutely miserable here….I think I now have foot rot!!!
I hope you all have a good week…if you need me – I’ll be playing on the computer!!!