Sunday, December 12, 2010
My thoughts are splintered as I think about friends and life experiences. My husband took himself off the road for medical reasons a year and a half ago. Unfortunately that cut our income in half. I feel isolated as I try to figure out the money issues. I know he is suffering and until a few months ago did not even have a diagnosis. – We found out that he has herniated disks in his lower lumbar region.
I am always humbled when I read “Living in the Shadows of Alzheimer’s” http://sherizeee.blogspot.com. She writes from the heart. She uses words to paint vignettes of dark despair and love. I remember those days. I am so glad for the increase in resources and the internet support groups that now exist. I wish I had reached out more when I was in the eye of the storm.
Yesterday I was at a technology class. One of the ladies facilitating the class has been a colleague for many years. She is a librarian at a different school. I asked her if she had read my blogs? She said yes my favorite is Windows 2 My Life. “They were really funny, I was surprised.” Her comment made me laugh.
I smiled and said “You didn’t know I had a sense of humor.”
“No, I didn’t – but you do!”
How often we work and live with people yet never make deep connections. People only see pieces of who we are. A lot like the photos that show a small piece of a bigger picture.
Maybe that’s why I feel so fragmented.