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, April 30, 2012

Living with Bob and "Al"

Sheri wants to feel like a woman again. She wants Bob to share an occasional compliment with her. She sees other couples ( older than they are) walking hand in hand, smiling at each other making small talk. Sheri is sure the wife is not whispering " Honey, do you need to use the restroom?" as they stroll through the antique mall together. Sheri wants to brush her hand against Bob's cheek as if she were flirting with him, not to check to see if "Al" shaved this morning. She knows she is being silly about all of this. She just needs to get over it, and throw away those darn romance novels.

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  1. Grief is hard enough when the person is gone... I cannot even fathom what it is like for you every day. Do you really have time to read?? Sending good thoughts your way!

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  2. Bob goes to bed very early most nights. He won't stay in bed though most of the time if I am not with him...( he is very tired and his back is always causing him terrible pain) so 7:30-8pm I am in bed next to him reading. :(
    Thanks for the warm fuzzy :)

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    1. Oh wow Sheri - I was nodding hard while reading your post today. I say get a beauty day, just for you, knowing how difficult it is to get any time, let alone a day. Just know how beautiful you are in being all you can for Bob.
      Jayne

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