Personal Stories of Triumph, Pain and Everything In-between…

Things I Love

There are things that just tickle me that I love – sayings, products, people this is the category I will place those stories in

Getting a power lift recliner is worth every penny – it gives my husband comfort and helps me as the caregiver.

One of the CNA’s suggested that I get a recliner it would be much better for him to sit in and when he gets tired, he can snooze until I have Recliner - Power Lifthelp getting him up. Well, why didn’t I think of that!

Thank goodness for those that come in and help – they are a god sent. It has gotten so hard to get my husband up to a standing position that it is a real struggle. Since I have hurt my arm, I have people come in at night to help me put him to bed.

We now have what is called a power lift recliner so it goes into a standing position it is so helpful and when he is tired he just lays back…

If you have someone who is limited in mobility and you want something comfortable for them to be in when they get up – I do suggest this power lift recliner whole heartedly.

I wish I had thought of this months ago.

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Celebrating life while you can…

I put on some Punjabi song videos for my husband, and it immediately reminded me of the life we once had. Sometimes you don’t appreciate it until it is gone. The dancing, parties and delicious Indian food – we would travel all over the United States to attend weddings, graduations, anniversary’s. The women who came to those parties dressed like Bollywood movie stars. Gorgeous Sarees (Indian dress) beautiful vibrant colors, some sequined, celebrate lifesome shimmer with threads of gold or silver, 24-Karat gold bangles, necklaces and earrings.

I didn’t wear the traditional dresses – I felt like that would be phony somehow, but I do have many beautiful dresses that I would wear for those occasions – I am sure these women spent hundreds of dollars for one outfit mine were around $100.00 which for me is still a pretty penny for me.

And boy do they know how to party – dancing all night long and celebrating for whatever occasion gave them joy – that is not an exaggeration, I would want to go back to my room around one and that was early.

We also use to hold New Year’s Eve parties and people would come from everywhere. We would have traditional singers, and everything that goes with it. One of these event’s people were at my house until six in the morning..

Yes, my husband thrived on the energy of celebrating life – having  parties and going to them. He is an extrovert, and I am more of an introvert so you can see how he would drag me out of my shell.

That is one of the saddest things – he is now stuck in the house people really don’t stop by. I think they don’t realize just because my husband has dementia doesn’t mean he doesn’t enjoy their company.

I am really going to miss that lifestyle – the people and the glorious food, but most of all I miss my husband who brought such vibrancy and celebration into my life.

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Real Love – True Spiritual Lasting Forever

I know I made the right decision when I walk into the room and his eyes light up, and he gives me that big beautiful smile.Real Love

When he can see me when he wakes up in the morning and goes to bed at night.

When he says come over here – when he is waiting for me to come home.

When he has the dignity and love he deserves – and can get only at home.

“I love him so much – this is what real love is.”

Pure unadulterated LOVE

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