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Thursday 15 February 2018

The Life Of Kathe: Commode

Just want to share something honest and from the heart, but oh soooo funny!

Let me set the scene, just prior to Christmas, at 5am in the morning, I decided to go to the bathroom.
Anyways, I fell asleep on my raised toilet seat, also known as “Commode”- the Commode sits over the regular toilet, it’s really cool, because it has arm-rests!!!

Anyways … back to "I fell asleep" ...
I woke up, only after I hit the floor headfirst, with my skull!!
In our bathroom, we have a concrete Foundation, followed by Vinyl that looks like Tiles.   Thank goodness it wasn’t Tiled!!!

I think I may have blacked out for a minute there, but my 16 year old son heard the HUGE bang as my head hit the floor, but luckily my husband was swifter and got to me first!

You see, I was upside down, with my head on the floor, and still attached to me was the Commode, upside down with the legs in the air, looking like antlers!
My husband in order to aid me, had to extract the Commode, before assisting me, to be upright!!!

Yes, I did go to Nelson Hospital {again … I know my NHI number off by heart!!!}, this time with a Concussion and Headaches.
My Forehead and Skull {well the skin that goes over the skull}, were bruised for several weeks … thanks Thin Lizzy Concealer!

The Life Of Kathe: Commode DONE!

Friday 2 February 2018

Ageism : When Someone Of Age Is Taken Advantage Of …

Ageism : When Someone Of Age Is Taken Advantage Of …

According to the Dictionary …
Ageism {also spelled “agism” }: “is stereotyping of and discrimination against individuals or groups on the basis of their age”

I have a very good friend, aged 76 years old, let’s call her “NO”

NO for “no-one”
NO for “not okay”
NO for “not on”
NO for “not obliged”
NO for “now older”

“NO”, aged 76 decided to purchase a new {pre-loved”} car.
She was advised that she would be getting a Trade-In value of $4,000 for her Mazda Demio.
“NO” was so delighted about the purchase of her new car, however when she went to sign the “Vehicle Purchase Agreement”, she was then advised that she would be only receiving $1,700 for her vehicle, that she had traded in.
She signed the document as “I didn’t want the bother”.

How many other elderly people have been in the same position as “NO”?

Another occasion recently, was when my father needed to update his glasses.
At the franchised Optometrist, he was advised that yes he did need his glasses updated.
As you walk into the Optometrist, you are bombarded with all the special offers, like buy one pair of glasses, and get a second pair for free.
So Dad thought it could be around $200-600 for his glasses.
But at the end of the day, he was then advised that his glasses were coming in at well over $1,000

Please check in with your aged friends/family members, once a week, your visit could end up saving your friend $100’s if not $1,000’s

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