"Ageing can entail multiple losses, including loss of work and physical functioning. Much as people want to be able to stay youthful and enjoy life to its fullest, there will always be some kind of fear at the back of their minds about getting old, such as the fear of mental and physical decline, losing a spouse, losing one’s income and financial capability.
In spite of these depressing thoughts, ageing also can be associated with many rewarding experiences. Positive ageing is a term used to describe the process of maintaining a positive attitude, feeling good about oneself, keeping fit and healthy, and engaging fully in life as a person ages.
Research has shown that those who age positively are healthier, live longer and enjoy a good quality of life. How people manage, think about and cope with the challenges to some extent can affect how well they cope with ageing."
Most of the time I go to the government hospital as it is free medical services for senior citizens. While waiting for my turn I usually watched others coming in. Sad to say most are old people with all sorts of ailment, just like me. With age comes health problems.
I had back pain and joint pain for some time which stopped me from joining my wife to London earlier this year. After medication and physio I recovered to a great extent. During my recent medical review, the doctor told me that there is no cure for bone degeneration due to my old age. They can only help to strengthen it and delay the process. I remembered my earlier request for physio from another doctor regarding my leg pain, I was told very bluntly that it would be of no use as I am old!
Sigh!!! What to do. This is life. Who says old is gold?