Last week, my mind entered a new area, over the years I have had several close calls with death - in recent times from motorists - and this led me to think how I would react to being permanently disabled and needing to depend on my family for the basic needs.
What brought this on was the the memories of the day - not so long ago - when I was almost hit by a car as I crossed a road. The driver would never have seen me, he was on his mobile phone and had one hand on the steering wheel.
I got to thinking, what price would you put on the last 20 years of my life? Most of my mother's family lived well into their 80's.
He would probably be charged, and lose his licence but I would be turned into a chair bound invalid - in honesty - that is my worst fear. I don't think I could stand being such a burden to my family.