Daily Quote: September 17, 2020

We all wish to reach a ripe old age,
but none of us are prepared to admit that we are already there.
~ Francisco de Quevedo (Spanish – WriterSeptember 17, 1580 – September 8, 1645)


Holidays and Celebrations: September 17, 2020

National Professional House Cleaners Day-USA

Constitution/Citizenship Day -USA


When is old age?  10 or 20 years from now.

What is old?  Our perspective on what is old changes as we age.  When we are 2, old is our older cousins.  When we are 10 we think it is 18. When we hit puberty old is anyone over 30.  When we hit 30 we think old starts at 50.  When we retire we think old is 80 or 90.  At 90 we think old is 110.

That being said our elderly population that require nursing home assistance have been the hardest hit during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Terrible living conditions were observed in many nursing homes when the army was called in to assist with the pandemic.  The elderly need to be given a voice and taken care of with dignity and respect.

Daily Quote: September 17

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We all wish to reach a ripe old age,
but none of us are prepared to
admit that we are already there.
~ Francisco de Quevedo (September 17, 1580 – September 8, 1645)


Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day – September 17, 2019 (Third Tuesday in September)

If you don’t have an appointment be certain to make one for your loved one.

Tomorrow we return to the heart specialist to see if my husband’s blood clots have dissolved and if we can travel this winter.  It’s been a tough summer.  My husband was having problems breathing.  It was getting so bad he couldn’t even walk up 3 steps without having to stop and catch his breath.  We went to the local hospital’s emergency room.  They immediately did an EKG to ensure his heart wasn’t having problems.  They did a chest x-ray, concluded that he was retaining fluid and sent us home with a prescription for a diuretic.  The symptoms didn’t get better so he went to his family doctor.  His family doctor sent him immediately to the heart specialist (within the hour).  One test that wasn’t done at the emergency room was for blood clots.  The heart specialist arranged for tests at University Hospital (within the day).  The tests were done with radiation gas and a series of pictures around his chest.  The pictures showed that his lungs were covered with white sparkling areas that showed he had numerous clots.

Shortage of breath is a classic symptom of blood clots, yet it was missed and according to an article we later read in the Toronto Star it is often missed.  Apparently more people die of blood clots than any other disorder.