Friday, September 26, 2008

Tales of Loss

So much bad news in my life.
Since August 2005, I have lost 3 parrots (Gwennie, Goober and Prism), a cat (Zen) and a father (the presumptive subject of this blog), plus a job (Connecticut Publishing). My white cat is going to be put to sleep tomorrow, if he survives the night, and my sure-thing job ended without warning, so let's up that count to 2 jobs and 2 cats. Plus my health is still not what it should be--I was nearly immobilized by my leg going bad in the spring, although it's better now due to nearly constant therapy.
Last year, when I was watching my father die, my friend asked me how I got out of bed in the morning without being crippled by grief. I told him honestly that if I gave in, even for one day, and called in sick to my life, that's where I would end up--in a bed the rest of my life, unable to get up and face the world.
There is good among the bad, of course. I've been named a Featured Blogger at Wellsphere:

Top Health Blogger - Wellsphere

So anyone who goes there searching for information on Alzheimer's will have access to my blog posts. I've got a few articles in my archive that I want to write about and hopefully I'll get to them over the next few days. So many new treatments seem to be coming out. Too late for my dad, but I try to think that it's not too late for someone else's dad (or mom, husband, wife, etc.)


Anonymous said...

Ducks underfoot, the bright fruits and vegetables, the rituals and the love of story. Kids whose interest is piqued might also enjoy two new picture books: Vietnamese Fables of Frogs and Toads and Vietnamese Tales of Rabbits and Watermelons, both retold by Masao Sakairi and illustrated by Shoko Kojima (Heian, $16.95).
word of mouth marketing

AccessDNA said...

Congratulations on your position at Wellsphere, and thanks so much for writing about Alzheimer's and bringing attention to it.