Mary's Place

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

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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.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

A new month and it is still raining, 19 days now… I attended church services on TV this morning and it felt good… I fixed us a good lunch then we got ready to go to the mall. I got new towels for our master bathroom… Then we went to the Crossing Community Church; they were having a Celebration of FREEDOM. We were so glad that we went. They honored all the military. I was so proud to be there with my man who put 21 years in the Air Force. I got tears in my eyes several times. Fritz Klein was there. He has been portraying Abe Lincoln since 1976 and did a great job of doing so. Also David Phelps was there. I have been watching David Phelps on the Gathers for some time. He is one terrific singer… We stopped at Sonic and had our supper and while we were there we saw a rainbow. I called George and Carol and Chip. David and Lori called… Kathy came down tonight with some vegetables she picked from the garden… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma
My email: marylockhart@atlinkwifi.com

1 Comments:

Blogger Bimbimbi said...

Mary I am sorry I haven't been in for a while to read up on your bits and pieces which I do love to catch up on so you can scold me. Just look after you selves both of you. After all the drought we have been having parts of the state are having huge floods. All makes for change I guess. Take care luv Di xx

July 1, 2007 at 11:25 PM  

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