Posts Tagged ‘ dealing with illness ’

SENIORS: MANAGING BAD NEWS

May 29th, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It was only supposed to be a check up. The visit was presumed to be routine. The tests were ordinary. At first. Then came the drop of the hammer. “There is something there,” the doctor said. “We need to do more tests.” That big “uh oh” moment comes crashing in upon you when they nor you have any idea what is being suggested here. It is unsettling, somewhat scary, and altogether mind boggling. Nothing like this was supposed to happen. Not now. Not ever!

But happen it does. And when it does, as the younger man told me, just the other day “It’s all a matter of attitude.” He is likely my junior by about 20 years. Yet, he is the one advising me, while he is the one coping with the bad news.



Seniors: Healing Activities Following Illness or Surgery

Jan 27th, 2011 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Assuming you have some hint that dealing with an illness or surgery may be imminent, part of the preparations for that would well be laying out a plan for things to do while recovering. Illnesses often come on without much warning as we senior citizens age. But, when they do having someone who can help entertain you, get you through the day, assuming you feel like any activity at all, is helpful for speeding up the process of recovery. Other means include entertaining yourself, e.g. sudoku or wordoku, crossword puzzles, solitaire, other independent activities which allow for your mind to be kept active and off your condition. It also helps prevent too much bothersome prevailing on your spouse, friend or whomever is there to be helpful to you.

Surgery is quite another matter. It will, at least