December 21, 2018

NOT ALONE


I’ve been really slow on the uptake lately.  I keep a backup blog at Prosebox from the old OD days.  I hadn’t notice that one of my favorite people had not written in a month.  She talked about being tired, being slow, and letting the world around her fade away. 

I wrote back that not only am I fading, but my ability to write and other my enthusiasms are fading too.  I eat, I nap.  Sometimes, if not interrupted, the nap can last three hours long.  I eat less, which is good, but my dessert desires have grown.  I pull into the garage from work or an errand, and sometimes I just sit there mindlessly.  My blog entries have little content, and I reuse photographs…sometimes I forget to take my camera when I go out.

I’ve been forgetting words for years, but lately it’s gotten much worse.  I’m good at forgetting my teeth…now that’s embarrassing, and my ears…“Eh, what did you say.”  I’ve always had a badly damaged short term memory, but now days I seem to have great gaps in it. 

I’ve made a doctor’s appointment ostensibly for my knee, but I will include hip, back, and fading away at the appointment.   I will let you know.
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  • Himself:  Work at 6am this morning.  PT, dinner, and a meeting later.  Tomorrow night big party.  Monday he has to work half a day.
  • Myself:  Finished with work until the27th when a big book donation is to arrive.
  • Reading:  I’ve reached famed economist’s JKG’s post-doctoral years.
  • Gratitude’s:  George.



8 comments:

  1. The words we lose...so frustrating...really hinders conversation.

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  2. Right here with you, the dratted word thing. I never had great short term memory either. Glad to see you still write in spite of it all. Hugs to you Mage.

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  3. I started losing nouns a decade ago. We all have certain stages of senility, but there are times when there should be more attention and preparation for this. I have a close person who may be slowly getting senile, but I am not paying enough attention...yet.

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  4. We need doctors today who specialize in "fading away."

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  5. But you remember to post, and you remembered to decorate your cars for the holidays. That's pretty good. :)

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  6. You sure do a better job than me in getting your blog posts written. Due to a lighter schedule this week, I have tried hard to write every day this week, but I know that when the Christmas break is over, I will again be so busy during the week that blog posts will be intermittent.

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  7. I was going to say something, but I can't remember what it was.......

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  8. What ever would we do without our other halves? (i.e., George for you and Robert for me). We require more patience than ever before, with ourselves and with others. I have one more card to do and I will be finished for this year. Happiness is. Blessings to you both... love you!

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