Sheri looks around and sees people struggling everywhere. This is just her journey with Bob and "Al". It is no worse or no better than any other persons struggle. We need to care for each other. The sole purpose of human existence is companionship. Look past the mask of happiness and look in the eyes of people around you and see their heart. Their pain or loneliness is there waiting to be tended to.
Sheri needs to pause, praise and pray.
This blog is about life with my husband who was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer's and Frontal Lobe Dementia in 2008. He was 64 at the time although now, knowing more about the disease, Alzheimer's was present many, many years ago, which is why early detection is so important. As you read the blog the character"Al" that I created in 2008 represents the way that Alzheimer's is invading our daily lives.
Monday, February 27, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Sheri had to laugh when the Aid was shocked to discover a bag of Cheezits in "Al's" ... well you know where. She was trying to explain to him they don't belong there, good luck with that lol :)
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
Sheri has been it what she calls "survival mode" for a very, very long time. She is going to focus on healing herself. Bob and "Al" are safe, and happy. Now Sheri is going to reach in deep and reach out for help.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Sheri is trying to remember this new living arrangement is best for everyone. She is certain it is best for Bob and "Al", but since meeting his daily needs was the only thing left of their marriage (which honestly was a struggle for may years prior to Bob's diagnosis, like many other marriages they had grown apart over the years) Sheri is having a hard time understanding her role now. She knows it will take time but at the moment time is standing still.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Sheri would like to think this feeling of "out of sortness" ( yes I made that word up) will go away soon, but Sheri is not so sure. She looks around the apartment and sees emptiness of the heart. Maybe Sheri needs to teach Cooper to whistle :)
Monday, February 20, 2017
When Sheri brought the puppy to visit Bob and "Al" she was holding Cooper and ask Bob if he wanted to pet the puppy. Bob had a huge smile on his face as "Al" began petting... Sheri. :)
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Sheri has several dear friends from church that have been visiting Bob and "Al" at the facility, Sheri is so grateful for them. Seeing him there is difficult for her. The aids have set a goal for Sheri to be able to leave there with out crying.