Personal Glimpses by Myrl Templeton
When one has almost 72 years of history behind them it takes time to get to
Worked for the Commission on Aging forming Senior Citizens Centers.
When the E thing
About Living Wills
Am I morbid as well as stupid? I think I have discussed everything with my
family as calm a positive as I can. They evaded the issue in the beginning--tears, and
telling me I would"snap out of it" or just refused to talk about dying. Little
by little, a statement or when a friend died I would say I'm sorry for the family's grief
but every living thing dies. My grandson agreed and is so understanding. Now,with his help
they agree and have promised to see that what I've asked will be done, right down to a
simple funeral. The minister isn't to "preach me into heaven"--My life is my
sermon and there isn't a thing he can say to change it. When the good Lord is ready for
me, I want to be remembered with laughter--a little sadness maybe,but
Scared about using oxygen
Using oxygen isn't the scary part honey. It makes breathing easier. What is scary is being SOB (short of breath) enough to need it.
From my experience with lung disease,one has to change the life style. Avoid
things you never knew bothered you before. Lint, dust, exhaust fumes-whatever irritates
your lungs,including smoking.