I listened to the podcast of this show last night--sobering. I have an 84-year-old mother who is entering the old-old stage. And a step-father who is in it that stage, with low quality of life. Not what I want for myself. But he was one who was revived through antibiotics when he got pneumonia--the condition I heard a doctor call "the old man's friend." No more. The costs, financial, spiritual, and psychological of this prolonged stage are high already and will soon be staggering. I appreciate the candor, will reflect long on the meaning.
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