Lynn, from what I've read of your posts, your mother is living in the past now. So in a way, for her Aunt Betty will always be alive and young. I don't see any good to come from telling her. If she asks about
her in the future, you can gently tell her then or you can say something like "Gee, we haven't heard from her for quite a while, have we? Tell me again about
you and her growing up."
A.D. is a terrible disease, but in looking for any hint of a silver lining, the only one I can find is that it does relieve our loved ones of having to face and deal with some of the painful realities of life. I don't think I'd take that from her.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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