Update April 2018

It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted here. Much has happened since my last writing. After my wife passed away, I moved back to California for approximately three years.

I seemed to be functioning well cognitively. However, I slowly had more difficulty navigating with slowing of walking and other body movements. Additionally, I had bilateral knee replacements. I  became frightened that I would eventually not be able to drive back across the country to be with my family if I continued to deteriorate physically.

I returned to Pennsylvania in October 2016. I am currently residing in a senior center in the independent living section. The Parkinson’s disease has worsened but taking Sinemet gives enough relief that I can go out every 7-10 days. Sadly, I am experiencing gradual memory changes. I continue to knit and crochet. My neurologist says that knitting is one of the best activities to do!!

On the upbeat side of things, I find myself less politically correct and just say what I want to with less mental filtering. Wouldn’t be good on a job, but it is very freeing. I tend to care about spelling errors and correct punctuation. I continue to enjoy everyday living. I am probably the most relaxed that I have ever been in my life!

-David

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2 Responses

  1. Hi David, I found this site randomly while searching for information. I’m glad to hear you’re still doing relatively well, and are able to relax and enjoy everyday life. Your thought processes and quality of language in this post are impeccable.

  2. Oh David – what great news! I check back here periodically hoping for updates and was thrilled to read this! You continue to be in my prayers and I would appreciate yours. My elderly mom and I are still making a good team tho she is now dealing with memory issues. I wish she’d learned to knit! I’ll tell another sweet senior I know about this tip tho! AND I will add a link to this to a post I wrote on activities for seniors along with the suggestion! Great tip, indeed!

    So glad you are safe and near family and doing well. Have a blessed and beautiful day!

    Kaye

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