I've never posted on this board before but I am on several other boards on HW.
I talked to my 84 year old aunt today for the first time in about
a year. I knew she had alzheimers but did not expect her to be so mixed up. I have cried ever since I got off the phone with her.
She kept going back and forth from the past to the present and she was crying because she had not seen me in a long time and was happy to hear my voice.
She thought we were both much younger and didn't remember anything about
my being ill with CFS so I told her I just had the flu. I really didn't know what to say to keep her from getting upset.
I am devastated that she is so out of it and my uncle said this was one of the more positive conversations that shes had recently. She did not want to hang up because she was afraid she'd never hear my voice again. I told my uncle to call me for her when she was up to having another talk.
I didn't know it would be like this. I'm so sorry for all the folks and their loved ones that are going through this horrible disease. I had no idea it was so awful. Thank you for letting me vent.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia since 1978. Also, O.A. IBS, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Pelvic Prolapse, Small Brain Cyst, Tremors, Type 2 Diabetes, Chemical Sensitivities, Sleep Disorder, Allergies, Ocular Migraines, Curved Spine, Degenerative Disc Disease.
Post Edited (memaw12) : 8/23/2017 8:38:15 AM (GMT-6)