crushkilldestroy (redelephant) wrote,

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I love elderly women

I just helped my mom with an elderly woman today. She was new in my mom' foster home. She had a stroke as we helped her. It was insanely depressing watching her switch from perfectly capable of walking on her own to watching her as she had a stroke and not be able to walk on her own.

It made me go visit with some of the other women that live in this home. From Mary Loiuse, an overweight ex-WW2 nurse who once took my stitches out for me, to Peroska, a much younger victim of perscitution in Bosnia, suffering from post-war schiztohprenia. And then there's Thelma...nearly 100 years old, and still 10 times as bright as I will ever be.

I don't know what to do other than cry.
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