First times for new symptoms are always difficult – the realization that you just slipped a notch.
Yes, it is late; I was starting preparations for bed. Husband and I had enjoyed two hours of time together watching the show, “John Adams”. Fifteen minutes ago I walked in the bathroom, turned on the light … and had no idea where I was. For a moment nothing looked familiar, and I was extremely confused. Where am I? I forgot where I was and why I was there … just standing in the room in shock because I did not recognize where I was.
It only took a moment and reality clicked back again. I returned to the living room and hugged my husband … and then I cried.
It is scary to realize I am losing … everything.
(photo by Christine)
Similar in tone:
Melancholy Day at https://truthfulkindness.com/2014/11/10/melancholy-day/;
Loss & Grief CHOICES at https://truthfulkindness.com/2015/08/18/loss-grief-choices-dementia-advocacy/
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My heart is with you during this time. It’s a terrifying place to be when you realize you’re losing part of yourself
I can relate. I am in early stages and while I am still doing everything I have always done, I have “moments” like you had. We just have to keep going and not dwell on those “moments”, but on what we still have and can do. It is so hard for me because I watched my Mother, Grandmother and other family go through this and so I know what is coming. I have changed a lot of things in my life to hopefully slow this down, but unless they hurry and find a cure for this, it will catch me. Hang in there. We need to stay connected with people and enjoy life. Hugs
Just seen your post about not knowing where you are, know exactly what you mean. Thinking of you xx
On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 6:27 AM, Truthful Loving Kindness wrote:
> truthfulkindness posted: ” Tru here. First times for new symptoms are > always difficult – the realization that you just slipped a notch. Yes, it > is late; I was starting preparations for bed. Husband and I had enjoyed > two hours of time together watching the show,” >
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I have seen many blogs about dementia and Alzheimer’s, but this is the first one that I see that is written by the actual person experiencing it. My heart goes out to you. Thank you so much for sharing, I believe this will help people to understand it more and for those who struggle with it, to know that they are not alone.
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Hello Linda. I have not been very good at keeping it up this year, but have listing of PWD blogs at https://truthfulkindness.com/links/ . LOTS of us (( smile ))
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