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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

If you would like to read my journals from years ago you can do that by going to my web page at http://www.angelfire.com/ok4/mari5113/index.html I have been doing an online journal since 1999…. I made up some nectar for the hummingbirds. I have to keep them happy… We are about to run out of watermelons in the garden. We have been eating watermelon everyday and loving it… I did laundry and got them all put away. One more load to do but I am putting that off until tomorrow… Went to exercise and visited with the ladies. One of the women who works there has a couple kids, one little boy who is 11 asked me, “Do you mind if I ask you how old you are?” I said no of course not and I told him how old I was. Later I heard his Mother telling him that you don’t ask a lady how old she is and he asked her why. LOL … I went over to say hello to the neighbors and got my Marley fix. She is getting big and is laughing out loud. I left there and came back to watch the deer… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma

1 Comments:

Blogger Janet said...

Hi Mary, thanks for directing me to this new blog. Glad you are enjoying the fruits of your garden (pun intended)....Hope you enjoy your class reunion, but sure will be missing you in Asheville.
Janey

August 30, 2007 at 1:14 PM  

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