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.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Dave woke me up before six this morning so I could go with him to get the CT Scan and see the urologist. David met us there. The Doctor called this afternoon and said the radiologist said that there was definitely something there. And he has left it up to Dave and me on what we wanted to do. Dave and I have talked and tonight after we picked vegetables from the garden, we went up and talked with Kenny and Kathy and we all think he should have it taken out… The bad thing is that the doctor who would be doing the surgery is leaving for vacation and won’t be back until August 8 and won’t be doing surgery until August 18 so we will WAIT again because Dave really likes his doctor… I am so tired tonight. I tried to take a nap this afternoon but the phone kept ringing so I finally gave up. Everyone wants to know about Dave. We really do appreciate all your thoughts and prayers. This is a hard time for both of us… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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