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.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Happy Birthday Faye!!! Faye is our friend in Chandler, Oklahoma... Happy Birthday Augusta!!! Augusta is a friend in Tennessee...
This morning when I woke up, the redness from the spider bite had spread from the outline that BJ drew yesterday. Dave called and took me to see Dr. Wilbanks. He said that I got there just in time and he didn’t need to cut on me. He told me I was the second one he had seen this morning with the same problem. I am on an antibiotic (SMZ/TMP) and if the redness hasn’t decreased by Friday, I am to come back… I did chat, laundry, fed the Magnolia tree, and helped fix supper… Dave and I both got groomed today. I couldn’t get hold of my hairdresser and I was desperate so I let the barber cut my hair…
Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


Blogger karen said...

I am glad you got to the doc. spider bites can be bad. Stay safe and be well.

June 3, 2010 at 3:59 PM  

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