Old age does NOT creep up on you….it shows up overnight BAM! and you suddenly find this “pooch” on either side of your mouth and under your chin and wrinkles between your eyebrows. And, if you’re over 75, apparently its the bones that start to go. At least, that’s the way it is with my in-laws. First, 2 back surgeries in a year for M-I-L…the most recent, about 5 weeks ago, a “spinal fusion” which included pins and screws, much like shoring up a sagging chairseat. Now this week is F-I-L, with 2 cracked vertabrae that the surgeon squirted cement into to caulk them. So, neither one can get out of a chair without it being a major ordeal, and walking more than about a dozen steps is impossible. Old age isn’t pretty.

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