ready2go wrote:When I was a kid I was always told that "if you can still walk, then you're not sick."
I'm pretty sure that was not good advice.
Somehow our generation skipped being coddled, unlike later generations seem to be. Maybe that made us stronger...that is if we survived! Since my mom usually had the latest baby in arms, when we took a tumble she was quick to say, "Oh, what a big girl, didn't even cry." So, we had to swallow our pain and put on a smiley face...unless we'd done some real damage, like a skinned knee. She was a teacher, not a nurse, but she was terrific at nursing skills. I had such good preparation for nursing school because of what I learned at her knee and by her example.