I was sympathising with an 81 year- old friend whose son had
rather firmly barred her from visiting her 89year-old husband who has Alzheimer’s and is in hospital awaiting a nursing home bed. Clearly visiting a hospital has risks both for the patients and the visitors and my friend’s DH doesn’t know who she is anymore which is very sad. We all pretended to laugh it off but were also distinctly miffed at how the AC generation are bossing us around.
Yes it might be kindly intentioned but it is also demoralising to be told you are old,you are in the at risk group , you must not do x, y and z.
Then I got a similar lecture from DD - Mum you have to stop pretending you are invincible!
I do appreciate their concern , but feel I am old enough and experienced enough to be sensible without needing “the lecture”. One of our younger posters showed similar tendencies - so is it just an age thing?
Have you had it? What did you reply?
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