Posted: 04/10/2014 at 17:11
Billie, I think we almost all have to suffer at some point, thank goodness its usually when we are old and have had the best of our lives. Although that is not always the case and its even more sad when someone dies 'out of time'
The best thing us olduns can do is remember the things that upset us most when caring for our parents and try not to cause the same to our carers.
I dont know if it works quite like that though, I am not there yet!
I have to say that the design of the human body is fantastic and a miracle, the organs have to wear out at some point and it wouldnt do for everyone to go on for ever, it would be a very overcrowded world.
Suffering brings out great humility in people, you only need to read this thread, and that in itself is good.