Disclaimer

This is dementia. It's not just a memory problem.
What you read in this blog is purely my own personal experience in dealing with Lewy Body Dementia every day.

This is not meant to offer any medical or legal advise.
I have no professional training in care giving or experiences in formal writing.
I'm just a woman that loves her husband deeply and wants to provide him with the best quality of life he can and chooses to have.
My prayer though this is "Lord, What am I learning from this; how can I use it help someone else and to glorify You?"
If just one person finds comfort in this public blog. I will feel like it was a success.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Reflecting on smiles

Some days, you just gotta smile and laugh.

Thought I would share a few facebook status lines that made me smile or laugh from the last couple weeks.
Reminders to me that things aren't always bad.

(Hubby) can't hear me. I change my tone, raise my voice and repeat, more than once. He gets huffy and says he's sorry he asked because I'm yelling at him, then I finally yell at him to tell him I'm not yelling at him. CRAZY COMMUNICATION CYCLE!!!
 HA HA!! (Hubby) just told me , "You know, I'd like for you to stay around." I replied, "I'd like to stay around." He then said, "Good, I'm glad." Looks like my approval rating went up for the moment. I'll take it! ;-) LOL!!!
 Been a tough day. Poor (Hubby) :( Lots of pain complaints and difficulty staying upright. In an attempt to help him sit up I reached around him. He let out a yelp and I thought I hurt him. He said, "No, Your hand is cold" LOL note to self, make sure your hand is on the outside of the housecoat ;-)
HA HA!! (Hubby) made me LOL! Hubby: "You know I don't eat as much as I used to." Kathy: "Really? Do you think it's because of your drawer full of candy I got that you keep munching on all day and night?" Hubby: "No"
There was no changing his mind. I even prayed he would forget about it, but NOOOOOO! After weeks of talking about it and me avoiding, re directing and 'forgetting to price them', today (Hubby) had me order a bicycle for him. Oh the places you think you can go LOL!!
Here's one I didn't post. On a trip home from the Dr, Hubby said he was upset because he didn't ask the Dr about his teeth (getting new dentures). I told Hubby that we would have to ask primary care to set up that appointment and we had a PC appointment next month. Hubby said "I might not make it that long" I asked, "You might not make it? Do you think you will die by next month?" Hubby answered "Yes" So I had to ask. "Then why do you need new teeth if your going to be dead in a month?" Hubby sat silent for a min then said, "Well, I guess you're right" But we are still asking ;-)

2 comments:

  1. I found you!! Now I will be lurking and hopefully will be able to provide support in little ways. Just the way you did for me.

    Linda

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  2. YAY Linda, and welcome to my ramblings!:)

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