"Do Not Discard!"

Join this bionic grandma in her battle against "the wrinkled years."

"Do Not Discard!"
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NEVER ACCEPT PAIN AS NORMAL

FOR EVERY PAIN THERE’S A REASON When I first saw Mildred she was walking out of the library ahead of me. From the back her hair was beautiful, abundant and white like whipped cream. But her gait was uneven and each step deliberate — a sure sign of pain in her lower extremities. She was carrying books and bags all Read more…


LIVING “OLD” IS NO OPTION

HER BODY WAS SCREAMING FOR HELP I made a new friend today. She had her second knee replacement four months ago and had driven over to the local senior center to join a group of gabsters — friendly women who like to talk. I’ll call her Teri to protect her identity. At home she still uses her walker to get Read more…


A 5K WALK ON REPLACEMENT PARTS

NEVER TOO OLD FOR FUN! This bionic grandma finally has her new legs under her.  It’s been two years and four months since bilateral knee replacement, one year and four months since the three “Rs” —  hip Replacement,  Rupture and Revision. (If you’re one of the several hundred-thousand  60-something’s facing hip replacement this year don’t freak out. The operation is Read more…


SNOW: IT’S TIME TO BE A KID AGAIN

AT ARE AGE FUN ALWAYS COMES WITH A WARNING I was up at 4 a.m. today bundled up and ready to shovel out from under New England’s first big snow storm of the season. First thing I did was sweep the porch and steps down to the walkway. The snow is wet and slick sticking to the cement like egg Read more…


RETURNING THAT RENTAL?

 NOT SO FAST! I finally feel able enough to return the wheelchair rented for me by Medicare to its supplier.  After I had a hip replacement followed by a bizarre complication and revision I was forbidden to put weight on my left leg for six weeks. A 12-inch rod had been inserted inside my femur and wired top and bottom. Read more…