Archives for the Month of December, 2012

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Snow / Wellcome Images

Snow / Wellcome Images

I fell tonight, on the slippery planks in front of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston. It was rain that turned to ice. Hey, ICA, put salt on your damn walkways! Boom!

Last winter I had no falls. See here. Tonight my boyfriend helped me up. Someone passed me my purse, which had departed. My red hat flew away and landed in a puddle. It is no fun being horizontal.

 

Carefree

Enjoyment / Wellcome Images

Enjoyment / Wellcome Images

When I graduated from college I was carefree. I didn’t realize that a stroke was coming. Would I have done things differently if I had known?

Disability Growing

Disability Growing / Wellcome Images

Disability Growing / Wellcome Images

A new study shows that people around the world are now living longer but disability comes with longer life.

From the Washington Post:

The health of most of the planet’s population is rapidly coming to resemble that of the United States, where death in childhood is rare, too much food is a bigger problem than too little, and life is long and often darkened by disability….Burden of Disability