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Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-24-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,612
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: I am sort of new.....

Thanks for the words,

When I got to mom's house yesterday, she was trying to make her diabetes tester work. She even admits that she only tests her sugar when she feels bad or off. So, she had...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-23-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,612
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: I am sort of new.....

Thanks for all the replies. And the stories and telling me to do what I dread doing. I will be talking to my sister this weekend about when, where, how to place mom and take away the car.

Could...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-22-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,612
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: I am sort of new.....

Hi Martha & DGabriel10

The neurologist prescribed Razadyn.

I know we should take away mom's car keys. But, she has not had a scratch on her car, and no wrecks. My mom does not look when she...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 03-21-2010, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,612
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Talking Now my mom has alzheimers

Hi to all,

My dad had parkinsons and alzheimers and died around april 2007. Now my mom has alzheimers and diabetes (we knew about mom in 2006). My mom was given aricept a couple of years back. ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-20-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,868
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: Help please

Hello to all,

I know it has been a long time since I last was here. Still no computer at home and I am at the library.

I called the people in the phone book who are the "center for info for...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-11-2008, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,868
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: Help please

Hi to all,

I am just now getting back to reading and replying. Thanks so much for the help. I still have to read them, have made copies. I am at the Library, on my measly little 30 min. alotted...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-07-2008, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,868
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: Help please

Hi to everyone of you wonderful caregiver friends!!!

I to wandered what the towell thing was... I think I need about a half dozen...

I do have a durable POA on my mom. My name is on 2 of her...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-06-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,868
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Help please

Hi to all,

I do feel selfish only asking for help and not giving any. But, my computer at home is broken and I am on the library computer - 30 min. only.

This is sort of like another thread of...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-16-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: Back for my second parent - Help!

Hi to all of you guys!!!

So nice to hear so many of my old friends reply!!! The sly Sally and her Aussie Family!!! Hi Martha and the others too. Martha I am so glad for you and your brother and...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-15-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,028
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Back for my second parent - Help!

Hi to everyone,

Some of you will remember me and some will not.

I need to help with the issue of Bank Accounts and other financial things.

Right now, I am on only 1 of my mom's 3 accounts. ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-23-2008, 11:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,817
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: dementia and anthesia

Hi again,

I just wanted to also say, that my dad never recovered from his hip/leg surgery. They did not remove the foam wedge from between his legs, until he was too weak to get out of bed.
...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-23-2008, 11:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 861
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: Need some advice for grandmother....

Hi,

I just wanted to help - a little, since no one else has replied.

My dad had lots of hallucinations, when he was about midlevel with alz. His were mostly about bugs on the ground. Almost...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-23-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,732
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: All she does is sleep...

Hi,

I agree with Chris about talking (!) to the nurses at the NH about all meds that the alz loved one takes.

When my dad was still alive, he went from home to the hospital. He would end up on...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-22-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,817
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: dementia and anthesia

Hi Andrea,

I agree with everything deb said. Just wanted to add a bit more.

In my opinion, the amount that your dad will most likely be affected by hernia surgery, is somewhat linked to his...
Board: Pain Management 02-21-2008, 11:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: I fell down Shoreline

Hi again,

Thanks for replying to my post. And for the refill and pain meds info.

I guess my next step is to make sure that my insurance will pay 80% of the refill of the pain pump. That is...
Board: Pain Management 02-20-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 775
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: I fell down Shoreline

Hi,

I am not Shoreline, but am hoping to have a Pain Pump Implanted as soon as I have met my $5,000. deductible. Hopefully later this year...

I was so interested in your thread (even tho it...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-10-2008, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,559
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: Hi everyone from LuvMyLilDoggie

Hi,

Thanks ladies, I am sure that I will need the luck and your advise. I will have probably forgotten what happened with my dad (each stage). Or my mom will be totally different!

Already my...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-09-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,559
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Talking Re: Hi everyone from LuvMyLilDoggie

Hi, to everyone!:D

My mom has dementia, from her family drs words. He is "making" her take Namenda and her other meds (she is uncontrolled diabetic). My sister took my mom to the dr. It was a...
Board: Pain Management 02-09-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,166
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Red face Re: Driving, Working, Child Care while taking pain meds...

Hi to all,

I just have to reply to this thread! It is about driving with meds in my system...

My FIL was in ICU, on a breathing machine. 93 yrs. and a bad heart. Most of the family was...
Board: Pain Management 02-02-2008, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,119
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: Too Much Meds?

Thanks for the replies!

I do go to one pharmacy. But, my family dr., would not prescribe some of the meds I take. He fears that the government would do something to him or his practice, if he...
Board: Pain Management 02-02-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,240
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: what kind of prescription pain killer might replace norco 10

Hi,

I take 2 - 300 mg per day. My pain management dr prescribed them. Plus put me on 3 Lyrica per day.

My dr. thinks that tramadol is not as bad as opiods and other such strong meds. He said...
Board: Pain Management 02-02-2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,119
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Too Much Meds?

Hi to all,

I have posted a few times, but mostly listen. I have back pain and fibromyalgia and RA.

I go to a family dr., a rheumy dr., a gastro dr., a gyno.dr., a blood dr., a cardio dr., and...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 02-02-2008, 12:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,559
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: Hi everyone from LuvMyLilDoggie

Hi, Luv,

It is good to hear from you and be updated on your dad. I too have been gone for a long time. My dad died of alz and parkinson. But, I am still listening (but not posting very much) to...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-28-2008, 11:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,966
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: new here

Sorry for double posting
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-28-2008, 11:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,966
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Talking Re: new here

Hi Marze,

You have come to the best place for hugs and friends and help on caregiving! That is very brave/good of you to have your mom living with you!! And that you are only 35yr. !!

Keep...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-28-2008, 11:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,966
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: new here

Thanks Angel Bear,

Between my father being hospitalized in April 2007 and the ins and outs of NH and hospital. My computer was very ill and I tried to fix it myself. Well, there went a couple...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-28-2008, 12:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,966
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: new here

Hi to all,

I am an old caregiver from 2007 and before! Hello to my old friends :D- it has been a long time. And Hi there, to my new friends and caregivers!!!:wave:

I also may be of some help...
Board: Urology 10-14-2007, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: Question please

Hi WorryBucket,

I prob. cannot help much. But, I keep getting UTIs also. Several or more times I have gotten a worse kind - or maybe it is in a different area of the urinary system. I keep...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-14-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,695
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: How distinguish one from the other?

Hi to everyone,

I am sorry, but I just have to say this. Could this be someone pulling the wool over our eyes??? A joke??

How can we be sure, Nullity tell us how we can be sure this is not a...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-11-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,695
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: How distinguish one from the other?

Feelingnullity,

About the only way that you might show them, is to show them this posting on this alzheimers board. Or to type them a word like: drink = I need water, or up = help me up.
...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-05-2007, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,732
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: Problems With Mom After Knee Replacement Surgery

Hi Vicki67,

I just had to jump in. Before my dad died, he had a really hard time with Hydrocodone or valium or most all pain killers, except Tylenol. When he had an operation, the anesthesia...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-03-2007, 11:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,286
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Angry Re: Mom now in pain

Thanks to everyone who consoled me about my fathers death. I am not feeling too much grief and my mom is not either. I imagine it will attack us in the near future. But, just think of where you...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-25-2007, 10:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,413
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: Activia Yogurt

Hi,

I just wanted to add - what I do and what I know. I have IBS, gerd, acid reflux and more. I take Nexium in the am, 30 minutes before eating (prescription). Then I have a vanilla yogurt in...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-25-2007, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,770
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Angry Re: Need Help With Understand Final Stages Of Life

Nancy Carter,

My father just died from alzheimers (actually they stated another reason for his death). About 1 mo. before his death, he ate very little. It had to be something he really liked. ...
Board: Arthritis 09-24-2007, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,913
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: newly RA diagnosed, pain and TIRED! Social Security

Just a short note to all on this thread,

I also have rheumatoid arthritis. I do take prednisone. If you want to get off of this drug, you should only do so with the help of your Rheumy dr. It...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-24-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,286
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: Mom now in pain

Hello my old friend,

I am very sorry for you and your family, that your mom is in pain. Do you have hospice up there? If so, you should call them, Tuesday! They would really help your mom to...
Board: Arthritis 09-09-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 11,799
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: Pain...

Hi,

I do sympathise with you on your pain. I was first sent to my rheumatologist by my family dr. also. She diagnosed me with osteo arthr. She gave me light meds for pain, and for muscle...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-07-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,472
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: Final visit?

God Bless You Martha,

I hope that you have a visit with your mom and brother and daughter. I just hope that you will be able to keep understanding how much you have taught all of us.

Please...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-07-2007, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,756
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: I need you guys again....

I cannot believe that about your brother! I am so, so sorry!

Did he live with anyone? And how old was he? Do you think that your sis will be upset as you are? You just seem to be the one with...
Board: Acid Reflux / GERD 09-02-2007, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,028
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: GERD problems caused by acid reflux?

Hi & BUMP!

I would like to know the answer to that question also. I use Nexium and most of the time it works. But, if I eat the wrong thing at the wrong time, here comes the chest pain!

Like...
Board: Liver & Pancreas Disorders 08-25-2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 26,416
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: Stages of End Stage Liver Disease?

Hi Professional 342,

Sorry that I have not written back. My father has alzheimers and Parkinsons and fell and broke his hip in the NH. I have been helping my mom by sleeping at the hospital with...
Board: Pain Management 08-12-2007, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,449
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: Information and advice needed for Implanted Pain Pumps.

Hi to all, especially Shoreline,

I just wanted to say that I am not going to have the pain pump implanted at this time. Everyone that I have told, said no, that I should be on oral meds for now....
Board: Parkinson's Disease 08-04-2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,452
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: curt demands effect on person with Parkinsons

Hi to all,

My 80 yr. old father has Parkinsons and Lewey Body Disease. He is in a NH but was cared for at home by my mother 4 months ago. I was interested in this thread, but do not know if this...
Board: Pain Management 08-04-2007, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,449
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: Information and advice needed for Implanted Pain Pumps.

Thanks Shoreline and Zoey,

Ok, I am trying to think and understand what both of yall are saying. I thought that it was sort of drastic for my new Pain/back dr. to say, do you think you would like...
Board: Pain Management 08-03-2007, 10:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,449
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: Information and advice needed for Implanted Pain Pumps.

Hi Kath,

Thanks so much for writing. I started out with my family dr. giving me some hydrocodone, just for use when my osteo arthritis was acting up. Then after a year or so, he referred me to a...
Board: Pain Management 08-03-2007, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,449
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Smile Information and advice needed for Implanted Pain Pumps.

Hi to all who can help me,

I was referred to a back/pain specialist dr., by my rheumy dr. I went for 1 visit and he and the office took a lot of info from me. The prescribed a MRI and I had that...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-01-2007, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 23,943
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: coming off aricept...

Hi to all,

Just wanted to add a little here. My dad is in a nh now. he is 80 and has alzheimers and parkinsons. I believe that he has had alz. for about 10 or more years.

He was taking...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-27-2007, 03:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,801
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: Senior toenails

Hi everyone - especially Lilybean and Angel Bear,

My dad is in a nh. He has alz. and parkinsons. This nh says that they cannot cut dads toenails or fingernails. That only certain people can do...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-23-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,082
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Smile Re: Changes in behavior

:( Hi Miss Angel Bear!

So, what you are saying about alzheimers patients building up a tolerance to medications. Is that true for all meds? And in your experience does this happen to most of...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-22-2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,005
Posted By WannaBeFreeToRoam
Re: After 4 years, finaly needed to post a caregiver ad

Hi Beginning,

I remember you from almost the first time you posted. I am sorry that you have so much on your shoulders!

I just wanted to say that in the outskirts of Houston, if you hire your...
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