I Don’t Want To Die available to read on Wattpad.
How can medicine stop the aging process? It can’t.
I Don’t Want To Die features Grandma, who is in her 80s, and doesn’t like getting old. Her mobility is severely decreased, and she has various pains and poor eyesight.
Jessica, the granddaughter, describes the last last years of Grandma’s life as she helps her mom, Linda, take care of her. During this, Jessica wonders why Grandma hates her wheelchair and who will take care of her when she becomes old.
I Don’t Want To Die: What Made Me Write This?
I wrote this story because my family is currently dealing with my cranky grandma who isn’t aging well. Actually, that is an understatement: My grandma is basically livid with growing old. She hates her joints don’t work well anymore, and she can’t walk well. So this short story has bits of truth spread all throughout.
Watching my grandma progress through her elderly years unhappy and angry made me think about what would happen not only with myself but with my own mother. As my mom takes care of my grandma (her mother), I will have to take care of her one day. However, my mom already told my brother and I that she won’t be so angry.
Another result of writing this story is facing the truth about aging, how we regard our elderly in America, and how one should prepare for old age. I know I can’t depend on anyone else to help me when I’m old. While that fact is sobering, this is a fact many old people face every day. My grandma knows she’s lucky to have my mom because she didn’t put my grandma into an old folks home. My mom is currently a CNA in a nursing home and she tells me how the families of her patients hardly visit them. Even though it can be difficult to visit my grandma at time, I do because it makes her happy.
Finally, I wrote this story to hopefully get people to think about when they become elderly. I’m currently 37 at the time of this post, and it will be a long time before I’m my grandma’s age, but my “Golden Years” will sneak up faster than expected. I need to prepare not only financially but also physically and mentally.
Where Can You Find This Book?
You can read I Don’t Want To Die on Wattpad or download the short story in EPUB format below: