Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Warning Label for Doctors

Every doctor's office should have a warning label:

WARNING: If you follow your doctor's advice, you may prolong your life to such an extent,
that someday you will be unable to live independently.  At that point you will find how little this country really cares about the elderly.  You may have to hire someone to take care of you.  (And that is not cheap.)  Or,  (if you are lucky) you will have to depend upon a younger relative--or (more hopefully) relatives.

But, you need to be clear in your own mind now that living to an old age means decay,
and ordinary tasks that you now take for granted will become difficult or impossible.  You will, sooner or later, be unable to live independently.  You should find out now exactly what that means, and prepare yourself for the worst.

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