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, January 13, 2009

Dave took me to see Dr. Baugh this morning. She said the lung X Ray that I had yesterday showed that I have Atelectasis. It means that my lungs are stuck together at the bottom. She gave me some breathing exercises to do and taught Dave how to pound gently on my lungs several times a day and she stressed to Dave “GENTLE” LOL She gave me a steroid shot for the Asthma and ordered a nebulizer for me to use. They called a little while ago and they will be delivering it today… Lori called while I was gone and I returned her call… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Post a Comment

<< Home