Ahhh life in a high rise

The view around here, remember it is a senior high rise is wheelchairs, electric scooters, old lady shopping carts (that is what we called them but you need one here), and many types of walkers and canes.

The ambulance is here at least once daily most days and some days more. Not all come back.

Today I took a neighbor who needed a ride into town. It is sort of an unwritten rule that those that drive take those that can’t.We have one lady here who is 102. Don’t know if any older or not. I was the driver when my ex was in the Marines. All the wives were stuck without cars and I had ours at the time and then eventually we got another one since we were both working.

My pain is in remission today. I am so happy.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.wordpress.com (this blog contains my old work), new work is on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com


9 thoughts on “Ahhh life in a high rise

  1. Lori A. E. Barney's Blog

    I worked in EMS for ten years, I visited if one; a hundred of high rises. People were kind, soft, gentle but mostly scared. I think there should be high school course on life on the other end of the ages. It would do our society some good.
    I’m happy you are not in pain today. Turn it over to the Lord when it comes back, for when we are tired He will give us rest. Matthew 11:30 teaches us “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”

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    1. Tessa Post author

      You are right about the scared. Some of these people don’t have family, but strangers to care for them, but they don’t want to go to a nursing home. I am one of the younger ones here, not the youngest though, but my disability allows me to live here. You can be disabled and young as 50 to qualify so we have a lot of elderly, but also younger disabled people such as me. I am sort of inbetween.

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  2. morgueticiaatoms

    Glad to hear things are looking on the upside.

    Don’t even being ‘designated driver’. I like to do nice things, but driving with others in the car gives me flashbacks to learning to drive with my screaming, critical parents so I try to avoid it when I can.

    You are way tougher than me, lady. 😉

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    1. Tessa Post author

      I used to do it years ago when we (the ex and I) were in NC at the Marine Corp base. I had a car and the rest of the wives didn’t. This sort of the same thing. Not my favorite though as I hate driving myself.



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