Today is Daughter number 1's (the one who where's her heart on her sleeves) 23rd birthday. Sheri is very proud of the woman she has become. But it is also and anniversary of sorts for Bob and "Al." Bob was an alcoholic for many years, in and out of treatment several times. But on this day 23 years ago, Bob stopped drinking ...cold turkey. Just quit... He held his new baby daughter in his arms and never took another drink. It was absolutely amazing. Sheri was given two gifts that day. Sheri had great admiration for his ability to that. Now that she thinks about, she not even sure she ever told him how proud she was of him for doing that, out of fear of even mentioning the word alcohol.
Moments of regrets come far to often with this disease.
What do you need to say, before it's too late.
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.