My scariest happened last summer 2015. I referrer to this one as my Dementia herx.
My husband came home from work. I looked at him and said, "Was I married to someone before I married you?" He paused, looked at me weird, and said"No."
I still didn't believe him and was unsure . Lucky for me, it was summer, so after dinner he went outside to work in the garage. While my husband was outside, I tried to call my parents. I wanted to ask them if I was married to someone before I married my husband and whom it was.
My parents didn't answer their phone. Then I started to get worse. I couldn't remember if I was married to my husband. So, I tried to call my parents again. They didn't answer their phone. I started to cry hysterically.
I hid in my house away from my husband until I could figure this out. I tried to call my parents again, they still didn't answer. Then I became unsure if I would believe their answer to my question. I was going to try to call my parents one more time, but became unsure that if they did answer the phone that they"truly" were my parents.
I was still crying hysterically. I tried to look at wedding photos of my husband and me. I had a hard time recognizing myself in the photos. Then I became unsure if I lived in my house. All of my surroundings were unfamiliar. I was 75% unsure about
I had the overwhelming feeling of just walking away. I felt like I didn't know where I belonged, who I was or where I lived.
But for some reason, I didn't. I was terrified but stayed in the house.
After some time, my symptoms got a little bit better. My husband came into the house to clean up before bedtime. I told him what I went through. He looked very concerned. He asked, "How are you doing now?" I said, "I'm doing better but 30% unsure about
At this time, we had a dog. We would put a pet gate up every night,so that our dog was just limited to the living room. Our front door is also located in our living room.
That night, my husband placed the pet gate higher. He did this so that if I woke up very confused, he would hear me trying to get over the pet gate. We called this: "The Little Bear Trap." :) Ha ha ha!!
Luckily, I slept through the night without any issues. The following day, I woke up back to "normal".
This only happened once.
I have a lot of daily "Alzheimer's" moments. I constantly walk into the wrong room for what I am looking for. I forget to brush my teeth, I forget if I showered even though I did. I would forget to shave one leg. I forgot that I had a pot of eggs boiling on the stove, my husband had to remind me. (I only use the stove if my husband is around).
Last night I went to the grocery store with my husband, we got into the store and I whispered into his ear, "Do I have pants on?" He said, "Yes, trust me I wouldn't let you leave the house without pants." I still had to constantly look down to make sure I had pants on, and took my hand pretending to brush something off just so that I could feel the fabric.
I have a lot of these moments. My husband and I try to find the humor in it and can usually laugh about
Misdiagnosed for 27 years. Below is my first thread.www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=3509506
Started to talk normal again May 2016
Still dealing with other symptoms