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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

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.

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



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,


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"!