Sunday, February 01, 2009

This and That

Yes, I know it has been awhile. Every time I sit down I can't seem to get the words to come out the way I want them. But, I decided I was going to take a stab at it with some random thoughts today.

My husband bought a motorcycle yesterday. It is a 30 year old motorcycle -- just like one he had thirty years ago. I call it his "late life crisis". He turns 65 in a few weeks so that is his birthday present to himself. I just want to be sure his life insurance is paid up.

I had a neurologist appointment this week. It's so frustrating when there is nothing he can really do to help you. "stay on your meds and see you in six months" is what I hear. He also told me that I am a poster child for the disease -- I don't want to be a poster child for anything!

My friend Josh that I have written about is doing great despite all the surgeries and everything he has been through. I actually got to visit with him for awhile yesterday and he is extremely upbeat and positive. He knows how bad it could have been. He has quite a few more surgeries to go through and will be in the hospital for quite awhile yet, but it was so good to see him.

About six months ago I opened a Facebook account. I'm still kind of getting the hang of it and don't have too many friends. However, it has been fun to re-connect with people I've lost track of and make new friends as well. I have met several people that live nearby that have Early On-Set Alzheimer's and that has been good for me. I hope to keep adding friends and getting better at "Facebooking".

I'm going to try to be better about posting....but I know I have said that before.


Anonymous said...

Have you seen the book "Brain Longevity" by Dr.Dharma Singh Khalsa. It is and very relevant to your situation.

Bill Craig said...

Hey Kris,

I too have been kinda lax in blogging lately.

I still owe 2 installments on the summary you sent me about the "Voices of Alzheimer's" Town Hall meetings from last year.

I couldn't really improve on what was already there, since I am still in the "infabcy" of the disease, so I just added my own reactions to the questions.

Thanks again for sending it to me.

Bill C.