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Reply to "Dinner with Mom"

Hi Glenda,
No - don't know of any b.c. jokes, but you'd think that I would, seeing that I work for a gynecologic surgeon and spend a lot of my time waiting for him in the surgeon's lounge. Tell you what...next time I'm in the lounge, I'll ask one of the docs if they've heard any good p.c. jokes lately

As far as mom getting out, yes we do get her out, but only in a wheelchair. Not that she can't walk, but she's very weak and her back seems to always hurt her - she has arthritis and stenosis.

You know, Glenda, you mentioned we're lucky to have them into their 80's and you are right. Funny how we take that for granted. My mom was living in assisted living before she came to live with me and I was there towards the end, on a daily if not several times a day basis. There were 350 apartments and all were filled, plus they had a waiting list. The average age there is 84...there were people well into their 90's and they were all people that could live independently. Yes, some had live-in help, some used walkers, some in wheelchairs, but all had their own apartments. Amazing, insn't it?

Come to think of it Glenda, all you need to do is walk into the surgeon's lounge of any hospital's surgery area and plop yourself down for a while...you'll hear some very funny jokes (now if you could only get yourself into the lounge)...be well, Mimi
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