- Is there something I can lean on for support as I try to bend down?
- What if my knees can't push me back up again? Is there something I can use for leverage to bring me back to optimum operational height?
- Suppose me knees collapse completely and I fall on the floor. Is there somebody in the house who will come to my rescue? If there is nobody in the house who can do it, can I reach a phone to call for outside assistance?
- If I have to call for outside assistance, is there a door unlocked so that they can get in without breaking a window?
Anyway, I have accepted that I have reached the stage of increased physical ineptitude. It does from time to time cause me concern that my physical abilities are waning do fast, especially as the Old Bat increasingly needs my assistance and I do try to keep as active as I can. Walking the dog twice a day helps in that regard. But physical agility is not the whole story and I must also consider my mental abilities.
Playing bingo is said to help wrinklies keep mentally alert - but that's most definitely not for me. I'm sure a couple of evenings in a bingo hall would drive me right round the bend! No, I prefer to exercise what mental faculties I still possess by attempting to complete the two sudoku puzzles published in my newspaper every day and then switching to the cryptic crossword. But for the last week or ten days I have been too lazy to do that. I must get back to it or my brain cells will shrivel up and die.