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.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Happy Birthday to ME!!! Today is my 67th birthday and I have had a wonderful birthday. David and Lori fixed us a delicious roast beef dinner and birthday cake. I left there with some very nice gifts… When we left David and Lori’s Dave and I went for haircuts and went by the vets to pick up some HeartGuard for the dogs, then to pick up a few groceries… It was around seven when we got home… Kenny, Kathy, Josh, and Heather took us out to dinner and then we went back to their house for cake and ice cream. They gave me more gifts. I am so blessed with my kids… Thanks to all who called and sent cards. You all made my birthday very special … I forgot my afternoon pills but otherwise it was a perfect day… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger Joseph Potocny said...

Sorry I am a day late Mary, but Happy Birthday and hope the Holiday Season is just wonderful for you.

God Bless

December 12, 2006 at 11:58 AM  

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