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dandelion
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join:2003-04-29
Germantown, TN
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[Chat] Something to Celebrate

I took care of her as long as I could going from her house to mine, my Dad having died of the same disease that is wracking her brain today. During a power outage, she tripped over a phone cord and broke her hip. She came to live with me then, protesting all the way yet half my house is now hers. It is estimated only 1/4 Alzheimers ever walk after that not due to the body, but due to the mind telling them they are unable to. Using a walker now and going slowly, she looks more frail as the years pass, her mind sometimes wondering to distant shores of her memory yet always is ready for a joke, a kiss, a hug. I am always thankful she is still here with me. Happy Birthday Mom!

»[Deep] A Poem about Alzheimers

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rfhar
The World Sport, Played In Every Country
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You will never regret having taken care of her. We took my father-in-law in, after mom died and they were wonderful years. He also had Alzheimer's. After a bit he started to have TIA's ( a form of stroke) and we had to put him in a home, he did not last long after that.


squirt
cacatne alces in silvis?
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Out Grazing
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Happy birthday, dandy's mom!


ehansman
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Over Here
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Happy Birthday, Dandy's MOM!

(It is my mom's birthday, too.)

I am glad she is there for you, and you for her. May the next year bring you both good health and happiness.
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jopfef
Home of the BeaChi Boys
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Saint Louis, MO
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My Mom left many years ago. The last 2 1/2 years of her life required many visits to multiple doctors, and she lived in a small town about 50 miles from St. Louis. She needed help at home, and my father wouldn't lift a finger to help her do anything (and that's a whole different story). So I quit work fulltime, went to work as a temp, and did all the driving back and forth for all that time. Do the laundry, change the bedding, help clean the house, etc. Drive her into town here for her doctors' appointments, shop till she dropped, and then have dinner somewhere and drive her back home, and then come back home. It was the best 2 1/2 years I ever had with Mom, and I didn't regret any of it.

So, Dandi, my best wishes to your Mom on her special day! Enjoy her while you have her; believe me, you'll never regret it.
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sortofageek
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Happy Birthday, dear lady!


There is just so much to celebrate here!




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lonnyb
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Re: [Chat] Something to Celebrate

Happy Birthday, Dandy's Mom!!!!!


usa2k
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Redford, MI
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There is nothing like family. Even hard times can be cherished memories.
If not now ... later ... in reflection.
It is great you can see the worth of each passing moment.
Hope your mom and you have a great weekend!


suprleg
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reply to dandelion
I hope your Mom had a wonderful Birthday, I miss mine.


santy
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Wilmington, IL
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Happy Birthday, Dandy's mom. Cherish the time you had with your dad, and cherish the time you are having with your mom..

My mom died 38 years ago this past March and I still miss her. I was 14. My dad died 4 years ago this past Feb. and I miss him too.
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BadHat
Hook'M Horns
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Rosa's Place
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Happy belated birthday, Mom!!


Santa Fe
Living With Diabetes.
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Freight Yard
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Happy Belated Birthday! Going thru the same thing myself with my mom. It's hard to watch sometimes, but there's NO WAY I would dump her into some nursing home.


mouseferatu
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Im not sure
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I hope that your mom had a happy birthday, and that the coming year will be rich with blessings for both of you.
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signmeuptoo
Bless you Howie
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NanoParticle
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Happy belated b-day.


dandelion
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Germantown, TN
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Thank you every one for the well-wishes, insisting we were taking her out to dinner (she doesn't like to leave the house), she seemed very happy once we got to the restaurant....and of course her favorite Baskin-Robbin cake dessert later!


opus74
Deep Thought
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reply to dandelion
Happy Birthday, Dandy's mom.



TDNickell
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Federal Way, WA

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I have to say,I'm very proud of you Dandy!
Give your mom a hug for me dear!


Maccawolf
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Hillsdale, NJ

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Every one here who says CHERISH EVERY MOMENT is right!
When my mom was diagnosed with Leukemia, we were all under the impression that she would get through it and I regret not being MORE supportive of her illness. I mean I was totally supportive, but I always thought she would get better. I think you view things differently in those two situations and I regret "waiting for her to get better", rather than being aware 0f it being terminal.
Maybe I was just denying that she wouldn't live forever?....

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Inchworm
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What a beautiful Birthday post for your mother, Dandy. Don't know how I missed it but am glad I've still got a chance to send belated birthday wishes for your Mom.

My hubby and I took care of his dad for the last 5 years of his life and he died at home at age 98. He didn't have Alzheimer's but senile dementia was taking its toll on him. He was a blessing to have with us, nevertheless. As has been said more than once already, you'll never regret what you're doing for mom.



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