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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Living with Bob and "Al"

Most of the time Sheri feels like she copes pretty well. But sometimes out of nowhere the anger and resentment surfaces. Yesterday was one of those days. Dealing with Bob and "Al's" medical bills and coverage, having to send in duplicate information, making all the decisions,  getting groceries, trying to find time to get medical and dental appointments for herself, working full time, worrying about the tires and brakes on her car, the windows won't work in the car, 92 degrees outside, worrying about how high the electric bill with be with the window conditioners she had to buy because the ad for this cozy little house she rented was wrong. (Okay, I'm a worrier, I admit it). Then she came home to see that the door knob to the house was broken again, and Sheri's resentment surfaced when Bob (the man that managed a hardware store, the could build anything fix anything man) stood there staring at the lock in his hand and then put it down on table and walked away. Sheri HATES what this disease has done.

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  1. I just said some prayers that God would lift your burden at least a little. As always, I prayed the prayer that never fails ("thy will be done"). The doorknob scenario is very symbolic of all that has been lost to Alzheimer's. Such an awful disease. Take care, Sheri! Janice in San Diego

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    1. Thank you Janice for your support and for the prayers, they truly have never let me down. I just have to trust in his word.

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