Mar 14, 2010

Doing ok, hope you are, too. I am just so washed out and dispirited. For the last 2 weeks all I want to do is sleep. Haven’t had even a yen to keep up FarmVille and Farm Town. ;o)

As crazy as it sounds, my discipline is to at least log in to Facebook and try to update the veggies and fruits so they won’t spoil. I don’t even look at messages if I’m feeling the ‘blahs’. This last couple of weeks, when the ‘crop is done’ alarm goes off, I just turned it off.

And the poor blog … so sorry.

Maybe it’s because the DVD broke? lol Anyway this day is nearly over, and I’m tucking myself in.


1) Have any of you gone through high anxiety when receiving company or having appointments to keep?

2) also if you experience the mental and physical exhaustion, let me know… Curious or hopeful that one of you found a way to cope would be great.

Blessings, V

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    • freda on March 16, 2010 at 10:29 am
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    1. Yes. I try to remember that what I do or forget to do or make a mess of is not (yet!) a major disaster – I suppose I try to adjust my perception and realise that others don’t mind or don’t notice or think of me as a bit strange! ‘When I am old I shall wear purple…..’ I have been known to breathe into my closed hands (in the absence of a brown paper bag). People are surprisingly helpful if you ask.

    2. When mental and physical exhaustion set in I have to resign myself to rest. I’m very lucky I can read even with fuzzy brain and altho’ I can’t remember what I’ve read.

    I hope someone has a better solution for you,dear friend. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Hugs freda

    Hugs freda

    • on March 16, 2010 at 1:19 pm
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    Hi Vicki- To answer your questions:
    1. I also experience a lot of anxiety over company and over appointments. In fact, today I have a doctor appointment during which we will discuss the results of some neuropsych testing done last week. I am experiencing a lot of anxiety as I write about it and can’t wait to get it over with.

    2. AS for mental and physical exhaustion – I don’t have good coping skills with this. The exhaustion usually gets beyond coping before I realize what’s going on and then I’m all out. It’s hard not only on me, but on my family. I’ve tried to monitor myself better, but with not luck. The dementia just kind of ramps things up and then I’m left with no mental/physical resources to help deal with it, so I crash.

    Sorry I wasn’t of more help. Take care.

    Peace – Bruce

  1. Freda and Bruce, you both helped immensely! First just knowing I’m not alone with this exhaustion, not an excuse to avoid things. I described it as feeling like trying to heat a 5 bedroom home with a single votive light.

    I laughed when you wrote at least you can read, Freda, and then when you said ‘of course i don’t remember what I read’, I so identified that I almost fell off the couch (which I refer to as my ‘office’) laughing.

    Did you ever see the movie, “50 First Dates” with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler? I’ve loved it for years as a great love story (of course, it has lots of humor, a must), but now it’s becoming my story. I look down at the dog-eared page where I left off and sigh, knowing I have no way to ‘resume’ anything.

    Love to you both. We may look like the infamous trio in Wizard of Oz, but we’re traveling together.

    Love, Vicki

    • colette hankins on April 1, 2010 at 1:40 pm
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    50 first dates…. before the dementia.. one of my favorite movies.. saw it bunch of times.. my brain was being prepared???

    hugs my friend..


  2. Vicki introduced me to “50 First Dates” and I’m sort of glad that I hadn’t seen it before. Not only does it have good humor, the story is more real for Vicki and our friends here than I would have imagined.

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