Sunday, March 27, 2011

Slipping Away

What do you write about when you feel there is nothing to say, what do you say when there are no thoughts, and what do you think about when the words in your head are nothing more than the words you have already written.

Dealing with life takes us down many roads, some seem simple but yet the task at hand completely wears you out leaving you with few words, the road that looks hard is quite a bit easier than you have imagined, simply due to the fact that we always make the tasks at hand harder in our minds than they actually are.

Three against one so to say sounds easy, but when those three are helping that one deal with a condition to which there is no return the words are few again, as I have mentioned in the past Alzheimer’s and Dementia are cruel conditions, it is so hard to watch someone’s memories circle the drain and disappear, grabbing those memories is the same as trying to grab that water from the drain with your bare hand and stuff it back into the faucet.

My posts and visits have been few; and I apologize for fading into the background, I will do my best to post something once a week, Sunday sounds like a good day so that is what I am going to shoot for.

Thank you to all of my friends here who leave kind words for Cindy and I, Pray a special prayer for those dealing with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, a cure would be nice but until then I would just like to see those suffering with it be able to have a bit of peace in spite of the fact that everything they have ever known is slowly slipping away.

35 comments:

  1. (((((HUGS Jimmy & Cindy))))) Thoughts and prayers.

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  2. I have been so busy and wrapped up in all of my moving and packing and bs, so it's nice to hear from you. I am familiar with dementia as my Dad began with it in his final year. Can't imagine dealing with it day in and day out. I just can't. You guys are saints and angels walking on earth. Hugs to both of you. You certainly gave me some great support from afar so I'm offering mine as well. One day at a time, one minute at a time.

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  3. Oh my thoughts and prayers for both of you. I have gone through the dementia issue with a family member..and it's difficult. For the individual and their loved ones.
    We're here whenever you need or can post...and I continue to hope and wish the best for all of you involved.
    hugs to you both

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  4. Just know that we will be here WHENEVER you post, Jimmy.

    Cause we're your FANS!

    Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Take care, buddy. And please tell Cindy I said Hi!

    X to you both.

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  5. you and cindy are in my prayers i lost my ggrandma to Dementia 3yrs ago and i know how hard it is. hugs

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  6. you do what you need to do, we'll be here hoping and praying for you all...take care..;j

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  7. Sometimes God gives us the hardest roads to travel. But He is walking right there with you. Let Him ease your burden. Peace.

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  8. Hugs and prayers to both you and Cindy and your whole family. I know it's a cruel thing to go through. Just keep putting one foot in front of the other and remember to just breathe. We are here for you in thought and prayer.

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  9. I too know what it's like so although I'm a newcomer I'll send my thoughts and prayers to you and Cindy. God be with you both.

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  10. Hi Jimmy! Sending all sorts of positive thought out for you and Cindy. As you know, my father-in-law had Alzheimers. We know about this cruel disease....

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  11. Lifting you guys in prayer. I know how difficult is when you feel helpless watching sonmeone you love dwindle away before you eyes. Hugs to both you and Cindy.

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  12. Wish there was some kind of cure or help for that dreaded sickness. My Aunt suffers terribly with Alzheimers so I feel your pain. God Bless.

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  13. Thank You everyone, We appreciate your friendship, kind words, and prayers, you are all the best :^)

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  14. Jimmy my mom had dementia. After my dad pasted away, Brian and I had the privilege of looking after my mom. There were hard times and there were rich times. Mom has been gone now for about 10 years. As we look back...the years we looked after her where some of our best years! Although this is hard to see when we are in the midst of it. I understand what you are going through. I will be thinking and praying for you!

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  15. Hope all goes well for you Jimmy, sending positive thoughts your way.

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  16. Flora, It is hard my friend but these times we have to appreciate because sad to say they will be over before we know, Thank you so much

    Thank You CB

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  17. Hugs, Love and Prayers....seems so little to give after all you have given us....but I Love you both!

    Read ya when I read ya, because yourselves are more important than us!!

    John

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  18. Just wanted to let you know I stopped by and am thinking of you.

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  19. Dropped by and it looks like I need to catch up on some posts... Will be thinking of you guys. My grandma starting forgetting people and it was weird, can't imagine what it must be like to deal with dementia.

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  20. Thoughts are with you both, Jimmy. My Grandfather had Alzheimer's and it was terrible to watch a strong man slowly vanish before your eyes. It is a terrible disease....not a killer though, just very sad.
    Write whenever you can, it goes without saying that we will be here for you.

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  21. Every disease robs a person of something that they once possessed. We know that first hand Jimmy...you for much longer than I. But being robbed of who you were, your foundation in the world and your life history (which is what makes us all unique) is a fate beyond cruel. I do hope and pray you and Cindy use the strength from one another to weather this storm. It is the only way to come out the other end somewhat sane.

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  22. We are not going anywhere, Jimmy....I hope things will get better for you guys...you guys are definitely in my prayers...

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  23. Just stopped by to say that I'm thinking of you and Cindy, my friend.

    Sharing much love.

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  24. Oh Jimmy, this breaks my heart. Much love and support to you and Cindy as you battle this difficult period in your lives. You two are such special people.

    ♥Spot

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  25. Thank You my Dear Friends, not really sure what to say other than we are doing good with everything, it's getting harder most days and Lord knows we are learning a lot about things we really didn't want to know about, seriously I appreciate all of you.

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  26. Hi Jimmy,

    Just dropped back by to tell you I have been thinking of you and Cindy and hope you are doing OK. Glad to see the update from yesterday.

    --BB

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  27. Hi Jimmy.
    Just thought I would stop by and make sure all is well.
    Thinking of you all.

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  28. sorry i haven't been by in a while. sorry that you're dealing with this, too (ron has dementia). i can totally feel for you in this.

    god bless you both.

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  29. Hope all is well with you and your family. Really miss your Blog! Feb 4 is my all-time favorite! When you are in a good place again,please start blogging again. You make so many people happy. You are a very skilled writer! Dwight Burke

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  30. Jimmy, just came across this post today. I hope life finds you looking up and smiling.

    Matty

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  31. just stopping by to check in and see how you are doing...praying all is well...

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  32. Stopping by again to let you know I'm thinking of you and miss your posts.

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  33. Thank You all for your kind words, asking for continued prayers and hoping everyone is doing well.

    Hey Dwight I am honored my friend

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  34. Hiya Jimmy,
    long time no blog.. Stopped past here and read your words. My friend, i send you and Cindy a big hug and lots of strength all the way from Tampa. Take care and know I have never forgotten your support and kindness towards me. That will be returned to you because that is how the universe works.

    Take care,
    Lynnie

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  35. Hey Lynne, Thank you my dear friend I do feel blessed to have you with us.

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