Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Rambling

I know this is rambling today because I can't wrap my thoughts around this. People's actions or inactions as the case may be drive me crazy.



My mom and I never really got along as I was growing up, but she did teach me to be decent and kind to other people. I also met a young man in college that had a big influence over me -- he was such a giving person and he taught me that doing for others made you feel good. And, it does -- or at least for me anyway.



So, when people say they are going to do things, they should do them, or at least let you know that they aren't.



It amazes me how people expect certain things from you and just take this for granted. I do things for people because I want to, not because I'm suppose to. There's a big difference there.



I know this post probably doesn't make much sense to you, as I said I am rambling. I just needed to write it down!



Sometimes, these posts, can't be about Alzheimer's. There is more to life, and life is too short.

On another note, my staples are out and physical therapy is in full swing.

3 comments:

W. Latane Barton said...

I know what you mean. I have been taking care of someone every since I was 18 years old. Was my own children in the early years so that doesn't count really. But, as they became adults there were times they just expected Mom to come through for them. I have learned that if you don't take care of yourself first then who will!!!! It's as simple as that.

Greg said...

I've read some of your posts and appreciate that you are able to still function.

My wife was recently diagnosed with an Alzheimer's variant called Frontotemporal Dementia. Her ability to reason is severely impaired. Additionally her dementia seems to have impeded pain receptors that caused a delay in treating kidney stones. Tomorrow is our post surgery assessment and I'm hopeful this is one thing behind us.

Keep up the rambling it's a pleasure to read.

Greg

Marty said...

Actually, I needed to hear that, as I've been letting things slip lately that I promised...