Monday, January 31, 2011

Questions To Answer!

Yes i am back the last several days have been like living in a fog, you know where you are but cannot see the land marks. O h well such is life.
Hi Joe,
I watched both my parents succumb to Alzheimer's and the personal problems that came about because of this disease. But God is good and He supplied every need as they appeared. I have even written a book too - My Parents' Passing. I wrote it to open the eyes of those who want to know and not make the same mistakes that I made. I wrote it to help my family know should someone else in our family be diagnosed with it. I can see how a person could hide this for several years from even a loved one. Would it be in my best interest to know if I inherited this awful dementia and to be on medication? Will it slow the process down enough to make a difference? At what point does it not help? Lord please bless us with a cure. -Earlene
I pulled Earlene's comment from one of my posts, I feel the questions assked a valid. Earlene I will give you my take and hopefully others will comment.
Is it better to know if you have inheretited this disease or one step farther will get it?
I think not why worry your liffe away about something you have no control over, inspite of all the experts. Live you life, laugh, have fun, eat right, get the sleep you need. Go to the Dr. when needed, but make him or her answer as to why they came up with the aliment why the tests are necessary and what do theey reallly mean. Remember this is your life.
Knowing will not slow down anything, hell they do not know what causes it, plenty of theories and studies all proving nothing. All the knowledge that you may or may not get it and worring about it the point the point where all this knowwing and worring and wasting you life over maybe getting it ends when you get it if you do. So let it go and live your life.
Remember The Alzheimer's Research Foundation, says thi:
Zero know Causes
Zero know Cures
Zero medicines to reall help, i agree.
Pleas rest your brain and live for today, tomorrow will take care of itself.

God Bless & Keep You & This Country of Ours!

PS> Earlene should you join this family of ours we will welcome you with open arms, the 26 million of us world wide that have it would be your family, just think 26 million people that woudl share a bond with you and love you, what a blessing.


Anonymous said...

Wow, Joe - I feel like you are speaking directly to me. Lately I've been obsessed with thinking I'm heading in the direction of Alzheimer's and I may be but it was so good to hear your opinion on just stop worrying and live life. They keep saying early detection is SO important. Well I'm beginning to think - no, not for me. If I'm ever diagnosed as having it I'm not taking the current meds. Been through all that with my Mom and I know their limits. Yes, as you say - why worry about something you have no control over anyway? Time to have fun and I'm good at that! Thanks, Marianne.

Mrs. Sew and Sew - Karen said...

Thanks for this post Joe. I have been a little obsessed about thinking I have AD. My memory sure isn't what it was but maybe it is age. You are life, laugh, and have fun. The worry won't change a thing. Thanks again. Take care. Karen

NewKidontheBlogg said...

Fine, clear thinking post, Joe. Good advice for Earlene and us all.