This blog is an attempt to memorialize our parents and right the wrongs done to them, and hopefully, by making readers aware of what can happen, we can protect other elderly parents who could fall victim to their own family members.
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6.17.03 Barbara email to friend
From: barbara lochner < To: Sent: Tue, June 17, 2003 8:34:40 PM Subject: catch up
My parents are not good. 83 & 84 years old. Still independent but not very. Wayne, my brother, is building a house next to them and gets an emergency call about once a day. He is loosing his sense of humor. My dad runs the tractor into the fence, my mother falls down and has to go to emergency, my dad falls off the tractor, my mother runs the car into a building, my dad blindly punches the buttons on the remote and wipes out the tv, my mother looses the phone, starts a fire in the micro and locks herself out of the house. The biggest health worry is that my dad has colorectal problems and will not go in for a test. Will not. Has a million reasons why he puts it off and mother continues to claim she has no control over him..never has had. Daddy's father acted the same way with prostate cancer. Only went to see the Dr when he could no longer stand the pain. By that time, of course, too bad. One could make the case that he was 84, but still. I have lost two friends (54 & 76)to colorectal cancer in the past two years and know more about it than I care to. It is essentially painless until it is too late. More later.