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General Discussion / Re: Worried about getting dementia......
« on: June 18, 2018, 02:17:21 PM »
Hi Peter,   Somehow I don't think you are suffering from dementia. I am 67 years old.

Sometimes when you are retired it is easy to forget what day it is. We don't always have a calendar in front of us which I think is great. Why mark time at our age. We are entitled to not be on a schedule. Am I making sense. I mix up my days quite often.

I forget things from one minute to the next. This may sound funny but I think that we have lived a good number of years. We have too much in our brains so we forget things. Is that wishful thinking on my part? I find I remember things from the past better than things happening in the present. For example I remember older actors but not the younger ones. This may be off topic. A lot of times I think actors or other people are older than me. Then I realize we are the same age or they are younger.

My daughter who is 41 years old and an accountant forgets things I tell her all the time. Her brain is so overloaded. She works so hard at work and hardly gets a break. When it comes to her personal life her mind is saturated and she forgets things.

I think everyone forgets things. Young or old. As Peace says we overthink that we may have dementia or alzheimers. My son doesn't pick up on things because his mind is so focused on something that he doesn't compute.

My neighbor who is 85 years old was beating herself up. She left her purse in the grocery buggy and realized she didn't have it until she got home. She thought she was losing her mind. I said I have left my purse behind a number of times. Her daughter-in-law who is of course is younger says she has done it too. When I speak to my neighbor I find that her mind is very sharp. More so than mine sometimes.

Don't beat yourself up Peter. From what you post I think your mind works fine.

Dragonfly

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General Discussion / having a bit of a tough time right now
« on: June 17, 2018, 08:44:52 PM »
Hi everyone,
  This time is difficult for me. It was my wedding anniversary yesterday. It would have been 46 years. My husband and I made it to 39 years.

Father's day brings back many memories.

At the end of this month it is the anniversary of my husband's passing. I can't believe it has been 7 years.

Although I miss my husband every day I have much to be thankful for. My family, friends and the professional health care givers who help me.

My son is almost divorced. He now lives with a woman that really cares about him. His partner has a daughter who I have adopted as my grandchild. My son also has a daughter and son. They get along so well.

On the whole I am doing quite well.

I hope everyone else is doing well or the best that they can.

Again almost afraid to post this. Don't want this to be all about me.

Dragonfly



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General Discussion / Re: OCD Walk Toronto
« on: June 17, 2018, 08:28:29 PM »
Peace, thinking of you!

Dragonfly

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General Discussion / Re: Moving On Up
« on: June 17, 2018, 08:26:34 PM »
Hi Peace,

So glad to hear from you. Have been thinking about you. You have done so much to make yourself feel better. I am sure you will keep going.

Dragonfly

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So sorry to hear that about your brother.

Dragonfly

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Hi Paul,

I am sorry that you are recuperating from cancer and then on top of it all you broke your wrist. I realize that you also suffer from another number of different health problems.

As you say getting older and having health problems is not easy. Acceptance is difficult.

On a positive note I am soon going on a two week trip with my 2 daughters. I am going to try to hold back and let them do a good majority of the things that need to be done.

Dragonfly

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General Discussion / Re: jury duty...
« on: April 16, 2018, 03:45:45 PM »
Peter that is great!

Dragonfly

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I am so sorry about your brother, Peter. That is great that you are in a study group.

Dragonfly

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General Discussion / How is everyone doing?
« on: April 12, 2018, 10:46:30 AM »
Hi everyone,

How is everyone doing? Getting sick of winter?

I miss hearing from members of the forum. To name a few: Luckylou, Soozan, Rich, Senacron man. I am sorry if I have left anyone out. My memory isn't the best anymore.

As many members have said. Anyone who would like to post is very welcome to. We are a friendly, caring, non-judgmental group. We like to support each other. We learn things from each other. If you post I am sure we will learn something valuable from you. This forum has helped me a great deal. I consider these people on the forum as my friends.

It was very hard for me to post when I first joined the forum. Now I realize that no one is going to judge me and only support me. I was always very scared I would write the wrong thing and hurt someone.

If anyone feels like it please post. We would be glad to hear from you.

Dragonfly

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Hi everyone,

Unfortunately in the evening of Easter Sunday, April 1, I had a full blown panic attack. My daughter phoned 911 and the paramedics took me to the hospital to have me checked out. I was afraid I was having a stroke or heart attack. My arms and back were sore. I now realize it was from doing too much. Lifting, etc. I am afraid of having a stroke or heart attack because I am an insulin dependent diabetic, have chronic kidney disease and suffer from bipolar mental disorder. I see doctors for all these health problems and have had many tests.

The doctor that saw me at the hospital was very good. He had my heart checked and had an x-ray done of my chest. Everything seemed to check out. I felt bad because my two daughters came to the hospital and my son and partner. I feel I need to be the strong one.

I realize now that I have been trying to do too much and expecting too much of myself. I seem to go in cycles. I am feeling quite well, then start doing too much, then crash. I seem to do this over and over again. Anyone else do that? I forget my limitations.

I have to step back from worrying and doing things for my big kids (3 plus my son's partner) and 3 grandchildren. I have to realize that they can do things on their own. They are very capable at this age.

I am my own worst enemy. I want things done yesterday. I have to take better care of myself or I am not good to anyone and mostly myself. I feel selfish when I don't pitch in. I guess I have to consider my age and my health problems. I can't do what they do. It is very frustrating to not do what I used to do.

I have to be more receptive to change. Things aren't always going to be the way they used to be.

I think I have said enough about me. There are a lot of I's in my post. How is everyone else doing?

Dragonfly

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General Discussion / hard time of year
« on: April 12, 2018, 10:12:50 AM »
Hi everyone,

I find this a very difficult time of year. I don't know if anyone can relate. I feel more down. I want winter to be over. I can't wait to go outside and go camping. Maybe we don't get enough sunshine.

Dragonfly

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General Discussion / having problems replying to people on forum
« on: April 12, 2018, 10:08:05 AM »
Hi everyone,

I can get on the website for the forum. I am having trouble replying. I couldn't remember my password to becoming active again on the forum.
Someone from MDAO has helped me with this problem by giving me a password. Now I can get back in.

Dragonfly

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General Discussion / Re: How is everyone doing
« on: February 05, 2018, 08:31:25 PM »
Momfellinglost,
 Beekeeping seems like a very interesting hobby. Yes, animals do give unconditional love. I have two cats. I can't wait for spring. Then my family and I can go camping again.

Paul,
 I am so glad that 2018 is starting better for you. Congradulations for the Ontario medal you received for good citizen ship. I am sure you are very proud as you should be.

Dragonfly

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General Discussion / Re: How is everyone doing
« on: January 27, 2018, 05:07:02 PM »
Hi Peace,   I have been thinking about you and wondering how you were doing.

I am so glad that you finally found some help for your OCD. You persevered after many tries and research.

Dragonfly


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General Discussion / Re: jury duty...
« on: January 27, 2018, 05:02:32 PM »
Hi Peter,  I am glad you got that sorted out.

Dragonfly

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