My parents are getting older, but they refuse to disclose it, and i feel so bad for them.
It is hard to watch them struggle to do the things that they once did, but it is reality, and my partner has tried so many times to help my Mom repair things around the house, but my Mom refuses the help because he wants to prove that he can still do everything that he used to be able to do. I have to turn my head away sporadically when my Mom is climbing all over the roof or changing light fixtures that are high up in his barn. I think that the truth of his aging may have finally hit him this past Monday. It is July, and he wanted to get his air conditioner out of the attic, but of course, he did not ask for help, and he had knee surgery a couple of months ago, and his knee is still not completely healed, but apparently when he was walking down the stairs, his knee offered out, and he fell down an entire flight of stairs, but thankfully, he did not break anything, but his knee may need another surgery now. He did not even cherish his knee though. He was just super aggravated that his air conditioner was broken. I tried to tell him that my pal and I could get him another air conditioner, however he was so aggravated that he got in the car and drove to the store to buy another air conditioner instantly. He could barely walk, however he decided that he needed a modern air conditioner right then. I hope that this incident teaches him to ask for help more often.