Friday, March 9, 2012

Caring For My Aged Parents

Ever since my aged parents migrated to KL city, they have been living comfortably in my brother's home. They do miss leaving all their social friends behind to spend their remaining years being around us. They have to visit doctors in various hospitals on weekly basis and that's where I have my duty as a son to fetch them around. My older siblings are in overseas. They often felt very lonely with the new environment here but that's part and parcel of life. Many of their friends and relatives of their age are no longer around too. I started to rekindle my relationship as a son with them after the gap when I went to States. I treasure these moments and opportunity to pamper them as much as I could.



I have changed a lot after so many hospital visits with my parents. I got to see so many helpless, sickly patients including traumatic ones besides occasional prisoners being brought in too. They came in handcuffs feeling down and embarrassed in public view. I do feel sorry for them.

My mother has knee problems which weakens her mobility. She receives her weekly injections from the surgeon which is followed up by proper exercise immediately. The injections cost RM800 each time and the physiotherapy sessions cost RM149 per hour! That costs a bomb on monthly totals but it has helped her and improved her mobility. I am happy for that no matter how small improvements shown.

I realized the great importance for us to keep our bodies healthy. We need to eat well, sleep well and indulge in proper exercises everyday. Being sickly and helpless is a very sad matter for older patients. Not every aged parents will be able to have their loved ones to tend and care for their needs during their final journey in life.


Spare some thoughts today and listen to your body.
We must love ourselves always!





23 comments:

  1. It's good that you're around for your parents. :). Did the specialist recommend knee replacement?

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  2. Being for our parents at their golden age, repay for what they did for us all these years, that's our responsibility :)

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  3. Wish your mother a speedy recovery, ya!

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  4. Now, I'm going to chant, "I love my body", "I love my limbs", "I love my boobies", "I love my arse", oummmm....

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  5. wow!! that is anay's house?? ooopss, a mansion maybe?? so huge like a castle, albeit being lonely i think anay's parents must be staying in there very comfortably..

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  6. well, i think anay's parents still young and healthy and fit.. only little knee problem, and now seeing good improvements after all those $$$$$ treatments..

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  7. but i think money is one thing, being able to take care of your aged parents is something good.. see, anay is building up better and better, closer and closer relationship with them right??

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  8. no wonder anay is so busy taking care of anay's parents until forgotten about the promise to bake thambee nice nice cupcakes!! @_@

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  9. KNS, those word verification is such a pain in the ass!! anay, please turn them off!!

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  10. yes, very true!! health is the most valuable wealth!! we must take good care of our body.. for ourselves, and also for people around us.. :)

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  11. we should be there for our parents..without them, we wouldn't be here.

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  12. More than what medical technologies can provide, a child's care for their parents - that's priceless.

    Salute you Jedi TM!

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  13. wow.. richnya~~~ well, hopefully your parents stay healthy always..

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  14. so so true.. care for our parents when they're weak. And at the same time, care for our own bodies so our children will have less of a burden in the future.

    Latest: The Emperor Restaurant Grand Dorsett Subang Dim Sum Buffet

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  15. Yes, yes, must take care of our health - very important!

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  16. It's good that you are taking good care of your parents : )

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  17. Hi There, This post almost made me cry. I'm so proud of you as the son helping to take care of your aging parents... Sounds like you are doing everything possible to make sure that they can stay as healthy as possible as they continue to age.

    My Dad smoked most of his life --and he died at age 79 from emphysema (caused from his smoking). My Mom lived 'til she was 91 --and was fairly healthy most of her life.

    I have 3 sons and hope one of them will be as attentive to me when I get old... (I'm still young you know---almost 70!!!!! ha)

    We are home from our 2nd trip is a month--and both of us have colds.. Yuk! Guess it will be REST for this upcoming week for both of us.

    Betsy

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  18. that really did cost a bomb... but hope she's coping well

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  19. That's right. We must start now, because what we eat or how we spend our time now will determine how we will live in 20 04 30 years time. *ok ok im going jogging now!*

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  20. As long as they're feeling better, money is not a problem if you can afford it :D

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  21. here in the Philippines.. we really have the so called "close family ties" .. we used to stay in our parents or parents used to stay with us when they got too old

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  22. it is so nice to hear from you that you take care of your parents.. I'm sure God will certainly bless you for this

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  23. may God bless you and your family twilight

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