It’s been a few weeks since my last post; At that time I said we were on a waiting list for a memory care community for my LO; a spot did finally open up. She has been there almost 4 weeks now. The first 5 days were hellish, as you can probably imagine. After the … More What’s really important???
I love Roller Coasters! My favorite is Space Mountain at Disneyland because it’s mostly in the dark and you never “see” it coming! Well…… that’s fine for pure pleasure but in real life I think most folks, (myself included) like to “see” it coming; it’s those unexpected twists and turns that can really throw us … More Roller Coaster Ride….
I have always prayed and trusted in my higher power. Today, it is like the air I breathe, extremely valuable if I want to survive. My next indicated step, in response to the potential physical violence from my LO, who has Young-onset Alzheimer’s, is to have a “Plan B”. Yes, I know that her tirades … More What’s best……?
First: update on the DMV- She didn’t pass the written test, (you can miss 3 and she missed 4). But, wait for it!……. they allow them to re-test within a week. This time she studied, and she passed! So, the next step is the driving test. I would have bet you $100 she could pass … More Where do I start…….
We now have a caregiver 8 hrs/day, 5 days/week. I thought this day would not get here so soon, but then again what is soon. My life truly feels like the Wizard of Oz at times and at times, my “new” normal feels normal! I guess my training in a 12 step program to, “just … More “It is what it is………”
There was a “goof-up” from the Dr.’s office in getting the report to the DMV; I had to call after 6 weeks of feverishly checking the mailbox, to no avail. They hadn’t sent it in! Once I was sure it was faxed in, it was another 4 weeks before the “you have to re-test” letter came. She … More Update:
There’s a saying in AA that, “God doesn’t give you more than you can handle”. I believe that….. but I also believe that it doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. I believe God gives us Angels here on earth, helpers, if you will. My LO is retreating socially more and more. Anytime I … More God’s Angels…..
We were walking into our primary Dr.’s office a couple of weeks ago, (routine blood work follow-up), When a young girl (early 20’s) rushed to help my LO with the door, (she walks extremely slow and with a cane). Pleasantries were exchanged and she continued the conversation with a question, “Do you believe in Jesus?” … More A chuckle for a Sunday morning…….
It has come to my attention that this blog can be pretty depressing and sad. Not my intention of course, (my intention is to get my feelings out in the open; something that is very difficult for me). There are lots of funny moments filled with tears of laughter. I’ll try and share them more … More It’s not all tears and sadness ALL the time……
It’s early in the morning … I’m alone, trying to get ahead of the game. What will the coming hours bring? No two days are ever the same. I hear you awaken. My blood pressure begins to rise. You see only me, in your eyes. As your day begins, mine fades away. Your needs are … More “The Living Hell of an Alzheimer’s Caregiver” – Author Unknown