Happy Holiday and a Wonderful New Year 2012
I’d like to apologize for being so quiet over the previous few months due to my own ill health.
At the same time, I must offer my deep appreciation for all the Guests Posts I’ve received to keep our news up to date and still flowing here at Alzheimer’s Support. Many thanks!
Since my Mom’s passing, I’ve been diagnosed with COPD and am in my own battle with health and illness. In some ways it’s similar to Alzheimer’s. I appear just as I always have and most people have no clue that I’m “sick” at all.
But living with COPD can have many obstacles. I hope to add more posts about COPD and my own health later in the New Year. I’m doing really well right now due to a wonderful Pulmonary Rehab Program and my own personal caregiver hubby
Now, I have the opportunity to see “caregiver” from a different angle. As Mom’s caregiver, the job was easy. She was always appreciative and as helpful as she could be for as long as she had any control over her own behavior. I hope to remain as kind and easy to work with as my mother was. I must admit, on occasion, I can be an ornery patient.
It seems hard to believe that mom has been gone 4 years. And now more than ever, I miss and respect her for the love and kindness she showed me and my brothers for all of her life. I think of her every day and the holidays bring her memory alive even more.
And remember… some family traditions no longer work when illness visits the family. In that case, create a brand new family tradition that works for your family!
I hope everyone has a super Holiday Season with lots of love from good friends and family.
Take Care and we’ll see you all next year!