Comprehensions now

Dementia affects the people you love the most in the harshest of ways

Often bearing the brunt with memories which must hurt and surely stay

Dementia can be and often is so cruel for us when we find out about new symptoms last

It is not until a dispute over lack of comprehension that hits you hard and fast

Inability to comprehend simple English is now a task

This  has been going on for some time so I am told

This leaves me feeling ashamed, angry and sad, that I have hurt the one person that I love so much leaves me feeling cold

I believed it was due to medications recently increased

Now reality has set in and I feel like another part of me has deceased

Loving someone with all of your heart and soul is not enough

When DEMENTIA steps in it really is tough

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Dementia versus pain

My future is mapped out for me in two very uncertain ways

One is dementia with a decline in cognitive abilities, memory loss and more, increasing every day

Some may choose to never believe what different scans, clinicians, radiographers say and more

There will always be a range of varied non-believers that’s for sure

The second is by far the most frightening of all

I will end up in a wheelchair, that’s the specialist’s call

All five disks in my neck are slowly decaying and in such a state

Bone on bone, bone in nerve, hole in nerve, all part of my fate

C4 is bulging and compressed which is causing concern

My ever increasing and changing medication is such that Sue must learn

Soon as pain medication becomes less and less of an option

There will be no medical concoction

Some will say that is a long way down the track

I will trade places with you for just one day then will not be coming back

Fight on I must and will, until that day, until

Food for thought

All too often stigma raises its ugly head in a completely new way

Disbelievers who refuse to be told or listen to what you, doctors, or clinicians say

Those who use their position in a profession that defies their mythology used, to say the least

Incapable of making decisions am I, with this, I will have a feast

Sit on your arse and listen up good

A lesson in dementia is coming as well it should

All of a sudden your face glows red like an apple freshly picked today

Dementia just like cancer is incurable, it is here to stay

To a very noble, loved, honoured profession you are a disgrace

What would happen to me if I publicly humiliated, discriminated and violated your basic human right????????