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A World Apart

When I wrote my post yesterday, it was the end of a very tiring day, several hours spent with and for my friend, and I was almost asleep on my feet. Now I have to apologise because there are mistakes in that post. Obviously, I didn’t read it properly before I published it

In paragraph two, the final sentence is repeated, and typos appear in the Shirley MacLaine quote.

“When we release others from the expectations we have of them, we truly love them.”

I am away from home without my laptop (who ever does that) and writing using my phone does not help. So again, apologies.

JB, Raumati, New Zealand, August 16, 2022

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A World Apart

How long does it take for a person to move from being a fully functional adult to a little old lady sitting in her room for most of the day, and taking little or no interest in for is happening in the world.
I can tell you exactly how long it takes as I have watched my friend deteriorate over a period of only eight weeks to get to this stage.

Over the eight week period she has had five visits to the regional hospital, has been diagnosed with cancer on the lung, has had a car accident almost wrecking her brand-new car, has had Covid and over this period has dislocated each of her hips, and through it all she has suffered badly with asthma. It really is no wonder she is feeling depressed.It really is no wonder she is feeling depressed.

So what can I do? On the…

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