I’ve heard that as people get older and more frail their overall happiness doesn’t necessarily decline. There seems to be some protection from the disappointment that would be expected. I was wondering if this is function of age itself or a byproduct of dealing with frailty. I don’t have an answer to this, other than my own situation. While I would not say that I am as happy as before my illness, I would say that the human species provides for better adaptation than I would have ever guessed.