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Board: Women's Health 08-10-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By caringsister54
endometrial hyperplasia hysterectomy or ablation

hi all I am 61 yrs old. Just had an episode of post-menopause bleeding which is like the 4th or 5th time in 10 years that it has occurred. over the years I've had D & C (2 of them; 2005 and...
Board: Grief & Loss 10-16-2011, 06:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 25,376
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Grieving, I just lost my wife, looking for support.

Dear LDL,
your pain has been felt by many in years past and will be felt by many in years ahead. Do things do you can get back into a bed again soon and stop sleeping in the closet. You can...
Board: Sarcoidosis 08-14-2011, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,034
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Definition of sarcoidosis

it is a autoimmune attack on your own body. a body detects a virus of some sort, it puts out the fighting cells in a large quantity -- to much -- that they stick together to form granulomas also...
Board: Open to All Other Health Topics 06-27-2011, 12:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 634
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Something is interfering wth my work!

it could be chronic fatigue syndrome -- it could be lyme disease from a tick bite, or it could be something else related to your thyroid. Go, run to a doctor. testing starts with simple blood...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 01-27-2011, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,455
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Long time, but back

Angie.

While you feel oblgated in some aspect with caring for this woman. you need to focus on yourself and your children. Therefore as I'm quite known to say "pull a chair, grab a cup of tea"...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-31-2010, 10:06 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 43,581
Posted By caringsister54
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-14-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,549
Posted By caringsister54
Re: How do you know if you're developing Alzheimer's disease?

Neveragain. Hmmmm, not knowing how old you are, please do not go through life with a mis-conception and that is Alzheimer or Dementia is an 'old person' disease.

I am not out to scare you but my...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-13-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,549
Posted By caringsister54
Re: How do you know if you're developing Alzheimer's disease?

First I want to put your mind at ease and tell you that I too had some or most of the same symptoms that you wrote and I contracted chronic fatigue after a bout of mononeucleosis in 1991.
...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-11-2010, 03:56 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 50,289
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Mom needs to go in NH, family is giving us a guilt trip!

yes, I will take time for myself but I got a wonderful pet about a year after Mikey died because the house was sooo quiet. He's a cockatiel named Smokey.

he whistles funny sounds, immitated my...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 10-10-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 50,289
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Mom needs to go in NH, family is giving us a guilt trip!

hey one thought. When you can. You can take the dogs there as therapy dogs. Animals have an initutive feeling about elderly people and such. You may find a whole added career to those cute pups. ...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-24-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,021
Posted By caringsister54
Re: OMG, yeah for mom for now.

because she probably thinks taking Namenda will help her with the testing.

My mother was more neurotic on Namenda. I begged my sister to stop it. She didn't right away, she kept giving it to her...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-24-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,287
Posted By caringsister54
Re: What NOT to do...

Deb

my condolences to your husband and you on your loss.
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-22-2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,738
Posted By caringsister54
Re: OMG, my mom is so mad at me and the dr.

Ah don't be surprised. It would be your luck that you rmother has a day of clarity and passes the damn test.
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-22-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,512
Posted By caringsister54
Re: The latest from TC

That's terrific. Hope it comes through for you.
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-21-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,512
Posted By caringsister54
Re: The latest from TC

Take the car and keys from your Mom and call a cab! Do not let her drive anymore.
I love you like a sister but let me tell you, if your Mom were to drive and cause an accident that killed...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-07-2010, 05:34 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,512
Posted By caringsister54
Re: The latest from TC

I journaled my way through grief and I still write to Mikey but nearly as much. When I look back and read what was written I can see the pain flowing from my heart through my pen. I tell him...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-05-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,512
Posted By caringsister54
Re: The latest from TC

Ok TC here's CaringSister54.

I had my son in '84 and then had a series of feeling uncomfortable, or 'full' after eating a roll with butter in the mornings. then one day, eating my usual, I ended...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 09-03-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,953
Posted By caringsister54
Re: dads girlfriend

Hey you all -- Its CaringSister54. I haven't been on in awhile. Life is crazy right now.

Ken, your answers were spot on. As someone who lost a husband, and now dating someone for 3 yrs who lost...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 08-09-2010, 11:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,512
Posted By caringsister54
Re: The latest from TC

TC

CaringSister to the rescue. I vote that you and sis each take a room but tell each other the common theme to run throughout. This way you don't trip over one another.

Love ya.

and God...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-27-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,687
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Mom said she doesn't want to see me again

EagleRiverD

Just so you know, I value your words and opinion. it is true that if you were to 'walk away' or 'disown' an abusive relative because you owe yourself a better life, you can never go...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-25-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,512
Posted By caringsister54
Re: The latest from TC

and from me, I suggest, not getting involved with accountants or people in finance. they have to 'think' everything. They're not spontaneous or creative. They have to look at every problem and...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-24-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,512
Posted By caringsister54
Re: The latest from TC

Okay TC toot toot CaringSister is here for ya.

I have a great idea. You can either just rent out your current house or rent with the option to buy or hold the mortgage on the person buying...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-24-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,599
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Mother In Law granted eternal peace, rest

Sorry about your mother-in-law but I agree about not taking your father-in-law to the funeral site. What I would do, is have a very nice memorial at the NH afterwards with wonderful pictures of your...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-16-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,527
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Now that time as passed . . . here's what happens to some caregivers

Oh I agree with both of you Martha and Deb. I just thought it was time to post so that others who get into caregiving roles realize how important it is to balance that with their normal lives and...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-16-2010, 03:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,527
Posted By caringsister54
Now that time as passed . . . here's what happens to some caregivers

Just to give an update on sister.

Mother died in '09, sister hasn't worked, looked for work, or do anything more than get out of bed and sit in a recliner watching TV. Oh, wait, I'm wrong, she...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-16-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,575
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Nursing Home

Sue in CO

I lived in an environment like your childhood was -- yours was a little more severe. However I have to agree with you. My mother couldn't stand being around me and wanted only my...
Board: Women's Health 07-11-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 900
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Can anyone help me!!!!

wouldn' have a reaction this fast. Its probably just an infection. She should see her doctor.

Caringsiter54
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 07-07-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,117
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Care meeting today - Entering Late Stage

Okay Julie -- pull up a chair, grab the cup of tea and let's have a dutch-uncle talk okay?

First off: about Mom
yes, I agree with Deb. the only thing that changed is the "label" they have chosen...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-23-2010, 07:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,542
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Outings for woman with dementia

What about a jaunt to a mall and just sit on a bench or chair and people-watch after doing a lap around the mall?

CaringSister54
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-22-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 50,289
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Mom needs to go in NH, family is giving us a guilt trip!

I'm sorry, I'm on the other side. I say if she's stupid enough to want to take her mother out of a caring, safe, and secure place and take her back to her house in Arkansas, I'd say, 'go ahead'
...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-21-2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By caringsister54
Re: fathers day

Believe it or not, I tell myself that Joe does not look like my Mikey but both have mustaches, and a pouchy stomach -- Mikey's was flab and Joe's is firm, both knew that they had weight issues. Both...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-09-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,408
Posted By caringsister54
Re: it was a year june 5th

We've all had losses in our lives. I had two uncles (both single and brothers) who died 7 weeks apart. I also lost my Dad in '95 while he was in recovery from what was a successful operation until...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-09-2010, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,919
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Nursing Home Vs. Home Care

I want you to realize that if you brought your Mom home -- even with the brother and caregivers -- most of the work would probably fall upon you. Even if you were in a different part of the house...
Board: Brain Tumors 06-09-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,119
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Should we tell him?

ChrisNY

I would definitely call the doctor immediately and tell him about the dillusions and nightmares. he gets agitated at night because of a thing called sundowning and its very usual.

BUT...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-07-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 50,289
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Mom needs to go in NH, family is giving us a guilt trip!

AuntNanc

been there, did it, done that. My mother was the worse combative, spitting, hitting, kicking, biting person. My sister had to literally sit wherever Mom was.

No privacy, no life, no...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-03-2010, 10:45 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 30,345
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Susie Q, where are you?

Susie,
I'm in agreement with your thoughts about the cruise.

Now for the other stuff.

1) Your Mom probably can't go yet because she knows in your heart and mind, you are certainly not ready...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 06-01-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,807
Posted By caringsister54
Re: peaceful weekend

Ok. I've seen it over and over and can't for the life of me make out what it stands for -- what the devil is a Rem Director?

Sincerely
your dumb CaringSister54
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-27-2010, 10:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,603
Posted By caringsister54
Re: "Baxter drug shows promise in slowing Alzheimer's disease"

I personally don't feel that Alzheimer or Dementia is a result of an Immune disorder. If that's the case, I'm really screwed since I have an Immune that's already impacted by something and on top of...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-25-2010, 08:14 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 50,289
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Mom needs to go in NH, family is giving us a guilt trip!

Frustrated. Call up SIL and tell her that she is taking your FIL for awhile. That you have a lot of recouping still to do. Screw her

CaringSister54
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-22-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,357
Posted By caringsister54
Re: TLhis question is about my husband and me

stress can make people feel llike you feel. I know when my Mikey died, I was very forgetful. But I'm much better.

CaringSister54
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-21-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,140
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Mom's 1st Birthday in Heaven

Pauline,

what I started doing since most cemetaries won't keep flowers on the grave for long periods, is I go to Mikey's with balloons.

I glued a hook to the side of his marble plaque in the...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-21-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 50,289
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Mom needs to go in NH, family is giving us a guilt trip!

Its not just the wonderful parents on planet Alzheimer that can say a dig and hurt. My mother could do it with a look, gesture or statement every time she wanted to throughout my entire life.
...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-21-2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,140
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Mom's 1st Birthday in Heaven

pauline

My Dad shared with me some facts about heaven and yes your mother is diabetic free -- no one in heaven suffers from anything anymore. If anyone was blind, they can now see, etc. If they...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-18-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,822
Posted By caringsister54
Re: B-12 Shots and other goings on.

when my husband was ill towards the end of his life, he came down with Anemia from kidney failure and such. he was given procrit and had to give himself daily injections.

Caringsister54
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-18-2010, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,451
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Granddad with Alzheimer's and a frustrated Granny

Goldfishie

You wrote:
"My parents and aunts and uncles would be paying for it mostly since my grandparents have very little insurance that would cover the cost. I don't know about medicade and if...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-18-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,822
Posted By caringsister54
Re: B-12 Shots and other goings on.

Meg

I am of Italian decent so i have a genetic pre-disposition for anmenia. Mine is a trait called Thalaseemia Minor.

My daughter has the trait as well, but it skipped my son. It also...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-17-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 50,289
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Mom needs to go in NH, family is giving us a guilt trip!

The nurse is doesn't know us, and they are making assumtions about us that are true! this is true, they don't know you and i'm surprised they would even think of releasing her since they're getting...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-13-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,551
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Very worrying phone call.

blokecalledkev

Okay here's what your CaringSister54 has to say

"Quit worrying about upsetting them and yes, drag him to the doctors even if you do it with him kicking and screaming because...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-11-2010, 04:11 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 50,289
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Mom needs to go in NH, family is giving us a guilt trip!

Frustrated,

Boy do I remember having to take and leave them there.

I remember when there was all sorts of yelling, screaming, kicking, pulling away, and the miles and miles of tears.
...
Board: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia 05-09-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,235
Posted By caringsister54
Re: Please help

From what we learned -- and I'm in NJ

Medicare pays for the first 100 days of care. After which Medicaid should kick in.

If you don't have the papers in place, you need to have a Power of...
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