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This is his life. It has been this way for years. It is not perfect. But he would like to continue living it.

10th August, 2014

He has his routine. When he wakes early, he lies still in bed, assessing his readiness for getting out of it. With arthritis in both knees and in his hands, this is an important question. But, at 87, he has time and he takes it.

When he's ready, he swings his legs to the floor and pushes himself slowly to his feet. He is up - in as much as anyone who is permanently bent over...

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