A Chat on WhatsApp

A friend saw a photo of me with a cane and he WhatsApped me.

Friend: How come you on walking stick? Oh dear, I hope you are okay.

Me: I have been hobbling with a cane since February due to osteoarthritis of my left hip.

Friend: Wear and tear due to aging process. Sigh. Yes, it’s a sign of aging.

Me: Degeneration of the left hip.

Friend: As we grow old, we can’t escape any of these osteoarthritis or osteoporosis, Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Some seniors kena 2 or 3 instead of one of the three illnesses. Lots of them ended in nursing homes or rehabilitation centres.

Me: Thanks for sharing such positive insights.

Friend: Another headache is incontinence of bladder or bowel. The muscles too weak due to aging process. Sigh.

Me: Thanks for making me feel so cheerful.

I ended the chat.

I mean, what’s the point, right?

(By the way, I’ve weaned myself off that cane since November 1st.)

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