Who Am I Now?

I love autumn. The air is crisp. The leaves are glorious colors. This autumn I'm pleased to be out exploring. It's been about a month now since I started night-time oxygen, and some of my mind fog has gone away. I still have good days and bad days, but all of my days are a... Continue Reading →

Is This It?

I want to find out why I have young onset cognitive decline. I've been doing the things that are recommended, like following a Mediterranean diet, exercising regularly, losing weight, socializing, and playing brain games, but my memory is getting worse. A couple of my doctors have wanted me tested for sleep apnea. I had two... Continue Reading →

Retaining My Independence

It feels like I ask my husband's opinion for everything nowadays. He's an engineer, and I have always asked for his input, but now I'm asking much more often. And, I'm asking about decisions I used to be comfortable making myself. I find it demoralizing to need help or reassurance so often. I refuse to... Continue Reading →

Making Friends With My Brain

I just finished listening to the audio book "Making Friends With Your Mind" by Pema Chodron. Pema is an American Buddhist nun in the Tibetan tradition. I find Buddhist psychology helpful. We all suffer, and there ways to suffer less. I like the thought of coming to terms with my cognitive impairment by becoming friends... Continue Reading →

I was there

Tell them I was not lost I may have sometimes lost my place But I was not lost I was there Tell them I was a complete person I may have seen life from a different angle But no parts were missing I was there Tell them I felt love I felt kindness And I... Continue Reading →

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