Mary's Place

A web page about the life of a lady who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's.

Location: Piedmont, Oklahoma, United States

I live in Piedmont, OK, with my Husband of 50 years who has been very supportive. We have 2 sons,David and Kenny, 6 grandkids, and 6 great grandkids. I enjoy feeding and watching the birds and squirrels. Before I was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, I ran a Licensed Day Care Home for Infants for 15 years. I noticed I wasn't able to remember important things and having problems with my speech. I was experiencing severe headaches. I would get lost. I didn't know how to use the computer. At the age of 55, I told my doctor. I was sent for an MRI. which showed a large amount of shrinkage. I went to a neurologist who sent me for two days of testing. I was diagnosed with dementia of the Alzheimer's type. My husband and I were both in shock. I had to give up my job. I went to see a social worker. I've taken Aricept for 11 years. I can now use the computer and even do this web page. I also host a chat room for dementia patients. This is a very lonely disease. I don't want anyone to feel as lonely as I did when I was diagnosed (I thought I was the only one over 50 that had Alzheimer's). In 2006 I started taking Namenda. Also I was told I have a mixed dementia, Alzheimer's/Vascular.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Happy Birthday Sandra!!! Sandra is our friend in Rusk, Texas… I woke up really early this morning to go with Dave to his appointment with the urologist. We came home not knowing anymore than we did. We are just going to believe no news is good news. The doctor still can’t tell us that he has cancer nor can he tell us that he doesn’t. He will remove the stint next week then let Dave rest a month before he does further testing… On our way home from the doctors we stopped at Pets and People to take our minds off stuff and we saw the prettiest longhaired Chihuahua dog. But the dog had several people on a waiting list for her. We got on the list but have little hopes of getting her. The dogs name was Shilo… I have been very tired today, even laid down and took a short nap… After supper I deadheaded the Hibiscus… Kenny came down and visited with us on the back porch… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger It is All About Jesus said...

Mary, I stumbled upon your blog and just wanted to say that I really will pray for you. Your story touched my heart. I can not imagine what it is like to go through what you are going through. May God Bless you and be your strength in time of need.

June 28, 2006 at 7:24 AM  

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