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, October 08, 2010

Happy Birthday David!!! David is our son in Norman, Oklahoma… Happy Birthday Tony!!! Tony is our friend in Ireland… Dave was coming home today from a trip to Home Depot and just before he got to our driveway the check engine light came on. So he called Ford and they sent some one out to tow the car in to the dealership… Josh came by this morning so he was here to take Dave to get a rental car… Last week Dave had some blood work done and he was told he was anemic so the doctor gave him some test strips for stool specimens. Today they called and said that the test came back positive. They are going to schedule him for another colon scope and I forget what else the lady said. I need you all to pray. I can’t help but to be worried and I know Dave is too. He has had cancer twice already and his brother passed away with colon cancer… Dave just made his third trip back to Home Depot. I hope we end up with the right stuff this time. It is for our flooring that is already down. We want it to match up with our new flooring… Goodnight All… Keeping The Faith In Oklahoma


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