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Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 7:44 AM
Joined: 12/5/2011
Posts: 127

For those of you that are reading this, understand I am doing this as a blog as I no longer keep my original blog up, but I try to come here everyday. It is not asking for anything, just a blog so to speak.


My husband calls me and tells me I need to check on some different car insurance places so we can get my son on there as our policy renews in less than 2 weeks. I told him, that I wouldn't understand what they were telling me or even no what to ask. He said, you'll be fine,just go do it. So, I gave it a whirl. We live in a small town so everybody knows everybody just about. I walk in the office and of course the girls in there knew me and new I had dementia. But I told them why I was there. She started asking me how I was doing and stuff and then started asking me questions about what i wanted on the insurance, I was CLUELESS!!! I finally told her, I don't know just give me a quote on a reasonable policy like anyone else would ask. She understood the problem and she did give me a good quote I later found out. My husband called and said, well did you get it done and I tried explaining it to him and had alot of difficulty and he said, I should have just done it myself. My response was, You think! He asked for her number and said he would call her himself. Could of saved a trip and a phonecall had he just of listen to me.


My husband has been away so long he is beginning to sound like people that have not been educated about the disease, he use to be an Advocate for heaven's sake! It seems like when I do stressful things like that anymore that make me have to try and use my brain to excess, that I experience more numbness on the right side of my head and I am somewhat confused for the day.


He is saying he is moving back in a couple of months to live nearby, not sure if that is a good thing or not. Guess if he does, he will see how much I have slipped since he has been away.



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Michelle 50
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 8:38 AM
Joined: 12/28/2011
Posts: 43


I was glad to read your blog but sad about the message. You know the old saying misery loves company. Well I have to admit your blog was comforting to me as I had an awful day dealing with Dept of health and human services about my SSDI appeal. I honestly feel like I am really losing my coping skills not to mention patience along with everything else.I ended up on the phone all night crying and venting to anyone who would listen. This is not like me at all. I have always been very strong and able to roll with the punches( of which I've had to take more than my share of)

and always with a smile. It bothers me terrible the way I'm so upset by things today.

In fact for me this is the worst symptom of my EODA. Anyway I just wanted to thank you for your blog this morning I felt your pain reading it and I did not feel so alone after I read it. Thanks for sharing!


Iris L.
Posted: Friday, February 10, 2012 12:09 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18713

I hear you, Tracy, when you talk about having a hard time communicating with the public about things that in years past you would have had no trouble with.  And I understand how the diffuculty makes you feel physically ill.  


 I'm in the same situation.  I have an appointment this afternoon with an attorney about being sued by a homeowners' association of a townhouse I owned years ago. My reading ability has diminished so I have trouble dealing with the paperwork.  Fortunately, this attorney knows me and he understands I have a serious medical problem. 


Let your husband see for himself with his own eyes how you are doing.  He was an Advocate, let him advocate for you now. 


Iris L.   

Mimi S.
Posted: Saturday, February 11, 2012 5:45 PM
Joined: 11/29/2011
Posts: 7027


Thanks for sharing.

I'll bet if your absent husband would come here, he wouldn't like what we said to him.

You explained why you wanted him to do the insurance inquiry. Then after you went ahead and did it; he faults you!! 


In big ways, you are way ahead of him.


And there is something wonderful about living in a small town. You do know the book: It takes a Village. Well there's a village ready to step up and take care of Tracy!