Thursday, April 14, 2011

It's me, again.


I sure hope all you gals and guys didn't give up on me!

I'm very sorry for taking sooooooooooooooo long to post again. I am an Alzheimer's idiot who couldn't remember how to get back to her own blog. Please, forgive me.

Things are going ok here. Orange cat is laying on my lap and computer as I type. White dog is sleeping on the cool floor. All is well.

Linda returned home from Aimee's last Saturday. She stayed 2 weeks with them. She had a great time and fell in love with Samantha too!

I've been very tired lately. My doctor says it's part of my disease so deal with it!

I do most times but sometimes I could just scream and rage about it, Then I just have to let it go.

Going to bed now,

Sweet Dreaams!


Tuesday, April 12, 2011

It's me!!

Hi to All,

Sorry it's been so long since I've blogged. I forgot how to get on and forgot passwords and such. Thanks to my wonderful computer literate sister, Linda, she has figured all this out so here I am.

Where to start, well, After Mom died things got a little rough for all of us. I spent Christmas with Aimee and Eric (Dad had Linda and Michael) so it all worked out. Not a very happy Christmas but it came and went.

I went to Georgia to spend some time with Aimee at the end of her pregnancy. Poor thing, some things didn't go so well, but I proud to say that I am a very happy grandmother to a beautiful granddaughter. Samantha Joan was born in January!!!!!

Wow, I don't remember being this happy in a very long time!

I'm back home now but I spent 10 weeks with Aimee and Sam (and Eric of course). Sam and I really connected. It's so very hard being away from her. I just can't describe the feeling of being a grandmother. It's quite wonderful!

Me, well, I'm doing OK. I'm extremely tired from my stay in Georgia but I loved every minute. I'm back to needing naps but that's OK with me.

I realize how lucky I am that God helped me stay alert and together enough to be helpful to Aimee and Sam. When Aimee couldn't do much (she had a C-section with some problems), I was able to step right in and take care of the three of them. Turtle too.

I am glad to be home to see about my Father. He developed some severe back problems while I was gone. My sister had set him up to see a pain specialist. Michael and I took him there for his injections. Unfortunately, they have helped him very little. He is set up to get more in less than a month now.

As for my Alzheimer's, well, it's still here. Am I getting worse? Yes. Is there anything I can do about it? No.

Aimee asked me not to participate in another drug study. She's afraid I'll get worse faster. So, for right now, I won't.

I've pretty much stopped driving. Gave my car to Eric. It's so weird not having a car. I've had a car since I was 15 years old. Sometimes it gets me down but then I think about how lucky I am to see and know my granddaughter and my daughter growing into a woman and a wonderful mother, I know how blessed I really am.

So, I still miss my Mom everyday but life goes on. I still do Peer Volunteer work on the AD Message Boards. I am not able to attend the forums in Washington this year but hopefully I'll be around next year and try to attend.

Unfortunately, the AD Assn down here went bust. They don't really have any programs to assist people like me or their caregivers. It's mostly fund raising now. That makes me quite sad. I really enjoyed our bi-monthly EOAD/YOAD groups. I really miss them.

Peace and Hope to you all,