Sunday, 16 November 2008
After the Fall
They came back from the hospital and the care home devastated, frightened and confused. Ten weeks later the old man is dead and his wife is in a care home. She looked around the lounge at the other residents and said, "I don't think I'll go to the funeral. I'd have to lock up, and what would I do with all these people?" Then she cried, partly for her husband, but also because being able to cope had always been the most important thing to her, and she knew it was never going to be that way again.