My pretty but stubborn wife got herself admitted here yesterday, because a few of her meds had stopped working for her and she got really sick, and finally broke down and listened to me and e went to her doc who immediately admitted her here and now she's having all kinds of tests (again), this time for Osteoporosis, since she had a stress fracture of her foot, we think due to the brittle bones that disease causes.
We had hoped she might have had her cervical fusion done while we're here, but no, that is scheduled for October 31st, which means mine will be done sometime in late November, yay! :(
She is feeling better as the new meds are kicking in, and we hope maybe to go home by Friday. Meanwhile, I'm being her caregiver, and I am very happy that I still can be.
In other news, you may have seen me mention my hopes that the teaching of the various types of dementias and their causes is being included in the curriculum of our high school students here in Georgia, but sadly it isn't.
You know who does teach it? According to my counsellor Kathy Simpson of the Atlanta chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, we do. We go into the schools when we're invited and speak to the students about Alzheimer's and other related dementias.
That's actually a bittersweet kinda thing: at least we're being allowed in the schools to teach and speak, but being that those students will have (or already do have) a loved one with the disease, it really needs to be a part of the curriculum and that's another thing I plan to make a project.
Speaking of, uh, speaking, I've been invited to speak to the Carroll County Alzheimer's group on their Resource Day, October 24th. I'll be addressing pending Alzheimer's legislation, as well as recruiting some Alzheimer's Advocates. If you're following me from Carroll or surrounding counties, maybe you can make it. Contact Leesa Copeland at 770-537-4482 for more info.
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