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Amy Joy
Jo C.
Posted: Thursday, February 16, 2023 9:21 AM
Joined: 12/9/2011
Posts: 13690

Dear Amy Joy, it was very wise of you to see your doctor.   My heart goes out to you; I am sorry to hear you may possibly need surgery; let us know how things are going and what you decide.

It is also very wise for you to begin looking for a good supportive place to live as in Memory Care.   This will be very helpful for you both now and in the future.  You will be safe, secure and many people actually thrive in such a setting and even make friends.

I think it sounds as though this needs to be done as soon as possible.

If you have someone to be with you in this planning, it would be excellent for support and being able to have someone help you to ask the right questions of possible settings you feel would be a good fit.

Also, Amy Joy; I do not know if you have a Durable Power of Attorney for Healhcare which names a person that you would want to make decisions for your healthcare IF you were not able to do so. This is something that all of us should have.  I have one with someone named should something happen to me and I could not speak for myself. Kind of like a little safety net.

If you need helpful input for doing a Power of Attorney, if you do not know a lawyer, perhaps the 24 Hour Helpline at the Alzheimer's Association could help locate a lawyer to do the Power of Attorney OR perhaps in your state you can do one without needing an attorney.  The Helpline number is:  (800) 272-3900.  

If you call the Helpline ask to be transferred to a CARE CONSULTANT.  There is no cost for this service.  Care Consultants are Social Workers who specialize in dementia.  They can help with so much and they are there to listen and support. You can call as much as you wish.

Let us know how you are, we will be thinking of you.

With a hug being sent your way,



Amy Joy
Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2023 1:10 PM
Joined: 9/5/2022
Posts: 69

 Hi J!

Hi how are you?


Thank you for your message.

I had to have my operation. I had growths removal from my colon and rectum.

I am in rehab in a nursing home.

My nurse helped me with messages and sent up computer.

I hope I can go back home soon.

I can talk to you soon when I get better.

Thank you.

Iris L.
Posted: Sunday, February 26, 2023 3:03 PM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18707

Amy Joy, I'm glad you came through your operation.  Keep healing, and get well soon!


Lane Simonian
Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 9:41 AM
Joined: 12/12/2011
Posts: 5175

Amy Joy, this is my wish for you, too.  
Amy Joy
Posted: Tuesday, February 28, 2023 5:40 PM
Joined: 9/5/2022
Posts: 69

 Hi Iris!

Thank you very much!

How are you?

I will know what is next soon.

I am not making progress on new medicines.

I’m still showing progression in dementia and mental decline.

I’m now showing new signs of mental illness and been 

Recommended to a seen mental help.

I hope everyone has a nice night. 

Iris L.
Posted: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 10:21 AM
Joined: 12/15/2011
Posts: 18707

Amy Joy, you must allow time for your body to heal.  Are you able to eat yet, or are you on a restricted diet?


What type of mental help has been recommended for you?


Do you have a place to go after the nursing home?



Jo C.
Posted: Wednesday, March 1, 2023 11:42 AM
Joined: 12/9/2011
Posts: 13690

Hello Amy Joy, l hope you have been healing well after your surgery.

Since you are in rehab, the Social Work staff and nursing staff may be able to help you plan for the next step for your future arrangements to best suit your needs.

We here all send you our very best and warmest of thoughts for all to go well for you and will be looking for your messages back to us.

With a big hug being sent your way,


Amy Joy
Posted: Sunday, March 5, 2023 1:41 PM
Joined: 9/5/2022
Posts: 69

Hi Iris! 

Hi Hi c!

Thank you your for nice messages!

HOw is everyone doing? I hope all is fine.

Today is a good day went outside and saw trees.

Look like I won't be going back home for a little while longer.

I'm taking tests and test for signs of heart failure. I had a monitor.

I'm having medical issues and signs that dementia is progessed.

I'm hoping to go back home soon.

HHave a nice day and hugs.


Jo C.
Posted: Monday, March 6, 2023 12:14 PM
Joined: 12/9/2011
Posts: 13690

Hello Amy Joy; it is good to hear from you.  It sounds as though you are healing well after surgery.

How are you feeling?   I am doing fine. 

 I know you prefer to go home,  but see that you are having some more tests.

It must also be good to know there are nice nurses and others to be helpful, that is great.

 It must have been very nice to be outside and to see some trees.  Nature can be lovely.

 What state do you live in?  I am in California.

Do you have a spouse or other relatives or friends that can visit and be helpful if you ask?

 I have a husband and four grownup children, but the children do not live close by.

It has been a cold winter but spring is soon to come; then more happy leafy trees and flowers and blue skies.  Before too long we will see sunshine more and more.

 Thank you for writing and to letting us know how you are.   We are thinking of you.





Posted: Tuesday, March 7, 2023 9:38 AM
Joined: 1/28/2023
Posts: 3

Hello Amy Joy. It's good to hear from you. Know that you are in my thoughts. Wishing you good health and a speedy recovery!
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