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Iris L.
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2012 3:56 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16240


At the end of December I went to my neurologist and told him I felt like I had been declining over the past months.  He referred me for repeat neuropsychological testing. 

  

It has been ten weeks since that neuro visit.  From what I have read from the caregivers on the message board, I have learned that a decline does not necessarily mean that disease is progressing.  After reflection I realized: 

  

    I had gone through a period of time when I missed a few doses of Exelon patch.   

  

    I had missed several weeks of one of my blood pressure meds. 

  

    My sleep and eating had become erratic. 

  

    I was dealing with stress from people I know and from other personal, financial and legal stresses. 

 

    I reacted negatively to a prescribed medication. 

  

Over the ten weeks I have corrected or otherwise dealt with these disruptions.  I feel somewhat like I was back in the summer, several months ago.   

  

The lessons learned: 

    avoid unnecessary medications 

     

    avoid getting sidetracked from my necessary medications 

  

    avoid stresses 

  

    keep to a regular schedule. 

 

 

 

Iris L. 


Mimi S.
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2012 4:22 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7035


Iris,
Congratulations. And I've notices that you're back to your old self. I was worried about you.

Aren't you also socializing more?

Good for you!!!!!!!

Iris L.
Posted: Saturday, March 10, 2012 8:07 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 16240


Thanks, Mimi.  I was in a bad way for several months. 

 

I'm not exactly socializing, but I am getting out more. 

 

 

 

Iris L.


Lisa428
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2012 3:46 PM
Joined: 12/5/2011
Posts: 795


Iris,

 

I'm so glad you are doing better.  It's noticable.  You've done a lot of hard work to get here!

 

 

Keep it up!

 

Peace and Hope,

Lisa


frustrated047
Posted: Sunday, March 11, 2012 10:08 PM
Joined: 12/18/2011
Posts: 36


I hope your doing better Iris L.

I agree with your lessons learned, but boy are they hard to follow sometimes!

Life has a funny way of not wanting to recognize or slow down too much, especially for our types of "issues"!