Excerpts from my friend Kathleen Anduze’s FaceBook page at
Kathleen Anduze January 22, 2015 at 9:34am
I am changing again & I feel it.
I have always been the upbeat & optimistic person . Always. Now, only a thread keeps me interested in things.
When I have spurts of energy. I “like” things of fb, I do a little sketching.
The thread is getting ready to break. In my Lewy body mind, I think it might be easier to let the illness run it’s course. But then, that thread , like energy, or hope, pulls me up.
Every night is haunted.
Every morning my once strong 55 year old body feels sick to the core. Lightheaded, so close to passing out. 2 hours need to pass before I am with it. I am okay for a few hours, then fade again in the afternoons.
Long gone are the days of making plans, having lunch or dinner with friends, or watching my granddaughter on my own.
I will remain optimistic as much as I can. I will fight this illness, not only for me , but for my family.
Thank goodness for fb ;I can still talk with friends. But, my truth is that for many hours of the day, I am in decline. I say this only to release the grip that LBD has on me today, & to be honest, as a person living with this illness, that as much as I am optimistic, I am different from hour to hour.
UPDATE 2018 Jan 25 at 8:36am
Optimism has given way to a quiet acceptance & Appreciation for what I do have in my life. Three years has shown a significant decline in my physical abilities. The Parkinson’s part of my illness has left me unable to care for myself in every way. Walking, showering, eating, getting in and out of bed, getting dressed, All require Assistance. I share this information so that others might understand the timeline That my LBD with Parkinson’s is taking. I Thank God every day for my husband and sons, For the unending And selfless care That they give me.
To Kat 2018 Jan 25 at 9:15am; Thinking to make a few more pages on my blog; 21 March 2016 project of exercise with bicycle (using photo and FaceBook update), 11 Nov 2016 wish come true with Fresian horse (using photo & FB update) & today’s comments for current update. Is that okay ?
From Kat: Yes, they were beautiful moments in my life, so thank you.
To Kat 11:14am, Thank you for letting me share your beautiful moments with others. Will give them context for moments of their own.
Truthful Kindness Kathleen Anduze , Do i have your permission to post text from this status update to my FB page and blog? From blog could pull for a written entry in PWD Perspective newsletter also. January 25, 2015, at 2:27pm
Kathleen Anduze Truthful Kindness, Yes, … Thank you – I admire all that you are doing. January 25, 2015, at 2:54pm
2018 Jan 24, Wed 7:43pm; Hello Kat. Tru here. i would like to add your current FaceBook profile picture to the articles of yours in my blog. Is that okay?
Hi Tru, yes of course. Thanks
LINK for Kat’s pages on my blog >> https://truthfulkindness.com/index-persons-with-dementia-pwd/kathleen-anduze/
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