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.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Friday 13th… We had a showing of our home at 12:30 today. This morning we were busy getting it ready to show… Dr. Davoili’s office called and wanted Dave to come in so he could look at his knee. After looking at it he decided to order a MRI. They will schedule that next week… After seeing the doctor we went and picked up a few groceries at Wal-Mart… We left the dogs in Kenny and Kathy’s fenced in yard while we were gone. But Kathy said that Shiloh found away to squeeze through the gate. Kathy said she chased her all over the neighborhood but couldn’t catch her so gave up and finally Shiloh came back through the gate. This time Kathy fixed it so Shiloh wasn’t able to get out… I did a load of laundry and I am very tired tonight. All this stress worrying about Dave and showing this home is getting me down… I watched a pretty sunset tonight… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger karen said...

Take care of your self. Time to take a break I think.
My dog gets out a lot but he is easy to get back in . I open the back door than the front and he runs in the front and out the back. Now if I could just keep him from climbing the fench to begin with.

November 13, 2009 at 7:51 PM  

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