Having dementia is not a shame. Some people will say: “Shame dear how are you diabetes going?” Not that diabetes is like nothing, but everyone knows it and accepts it. Don’t stop reading here, you will miss the fun coming blogs lol.
Where the proverbial paw paw hits the fan, is when anything goes wrong from your shoulders up. Ignorance plays it’s part here with a big bang type of effect. First I withdrew from our community, quit every chairperson or facilitator position I held. Nobody must know about the dementia thing. Everybody will think I’m not capable to run my small business anymore etc. etc. etc.
So in the first place I became my own first enemy, hiding in shame from something I did not ask for. Taking away my real, genuine friends the opportunity to love and support me. Thank heavens my family are supporting me. I just could not see any future for me or even a life.
BUT WHEN I WOKE UP THAT MORNING, AND DON’T ASK A PERSON WITH DEMENTIA WHAT DATE THAT WAS, BECAUSE THE ANSWER MIGHT JUST BE WHAT MONTH ARE WE IN? I DECIDED TO HELL WITH IT.
I AM ALIVE!!!!! See you in my next blog 🙂