Monday, February 7, 2011

my husband's background

I just realized that I haven't posted my husband's background.  He has type 2 diabetes and hypertension.  Unfortunately he didn't take his diabetes seriously and is now  on pills and insulin shots.  By not taking his diabetes seriously it has led to at least 7 mini strokes (TIAs), and the vascular dementia.  His main problem is in the executive functioning part of his brain, short term memory is shot.  He is only 63 and we have been dealing with this for 5 years.  If you have diabetes please take care of it, we have learned the hard way that diabetes can affect your brain.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Wendy!
    I'm so sorry for what you are dealing with. It makes things difficult when we aren't sure if a loved one will be the same tomorrow, and we're pretty sure they'll be worse off in a month or a year. It must be tremendously stressful to try to make a plan for your life right now.

    Just wanted to let you know that your posts reveal an incredible amount of strength and courage. And a wonderful honesty. Keep blogging! It has helped me so much. Through the community and through the therapy of writing out frustrations.

    Also, it seemed to puzzle you how someone else found your blog earlier. (not me though someone else) I got here from a comment you left on my blog. I try to follow up with people. You could change your profile to one that is protected so people can't see this blog at all, if that is what you're looking for.

    I hope that...well? I hope that you can find a friend(s) that will see you through this without you having to be prim and proper and appropriate all the time. Someone that will listen and happily help. Best wishes!