There are 5.4 million people who have Alzheimer's. It cost 183 billion dollars in annual costs. Alz's is the 6th leading cause of death.
To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.
1 John 4: 9-10

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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I'm Over Being Mad

I'm over it now. Just having a bad morning I guess . Thanks for the comments they helped .And I read a post from that got my mind off me . It is a wonderful blog and post . I just started crying. A good cry is a good thing.
Mom is napping and it is a wonderful, sunny and cool fall day. So I am over myself and moving on. Happy fall everyone.

P.S. I have to add something to this post I wrote this tues. and now it is Thurs. so it has been 2 days since my raving post about my brother so I need to say nice things about him. Lets see if I can think of any. LOL!
If I ask he will sit with mom just sit nothing else "only if I ask" , He will fix anything that gets broken around this old house which seems to be alot. And he just started not making me pay him back for stuff he needs to buy to fix things. But that is because we are broke. And I think he would even loan me money if I ask but I will never do that . God forbid. The only problem is after he does this stuff for us he wants everyone to kiss his ...... and praise him on how smart and nice he is. I really just want to smack him.


  1. Karen,
    Bless you heart, my mom to has the ole ALZ.
    neither of my sisters will get involved, glad you stopped by, any time come by.

  2. Karen...So happy to have you visit again my friend.

    Sadly...I share the same journey you are on with your mother with my father. My dad's been in a Nursing Home for years...would hate it if he knew. Mercifully, he does not.

    I miss the father of my youth. Although a complicated man even back then, I miss being able to confide in him, share my fears and successes with him as well as my failures. It's a slow death. One I wouldn't wish on anyone.

    Still, I'm reminded sometimes by the twinkling in his eye that he is still my dad and even though he may not know me, I know him. For today that has to be enough.

    I sooo prayed for you when I read your comment on my blog. You are carrying a big load... I hope it is enough to know that there are so many of us that share the same heavy burden and that you are not alone.

    Love to you and your Momma...Rebecca

  3. Thanks you two for giving your surpport and prayers I need them.

  4. Good morning Karen,

    More often than not, the care taking is left up to one person in a family, and that's too bad. I know it's so tiring and stressful to be the person doing it all...., but your loving heart is what your mother needs, whether she knows it or not.

    You and your mom are in my prayers.

  5. Thank you for posting the link to your blog in my comments. Your story is very much like my own mother's. My grandmother had Alzheimer's and it was very tough on my mother and her siblings (who also had many disagreements and struggles with each other along the way). I'm featuring your blog in my next post.

  6. We need all the prayers I can get Dolores thanks. And Christina thanks for the honor of posting about me on your blog.


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1. No sign of congnitive impairment. 2. Very mild congnitive decline. 3. Mild congnitive decline. 4. Moderate congnitive decline. 5. Moderately severe congnitive decline. 6. Severe congnitive decline. 7. Very severe congnitive decline. (Congnitive pertains to the mental process of perception, memory, judgement, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes.)

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