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  1. Pathfinder

    Good morning!!

    Checking in! Boy does life get hectic. I’ve been battling lots of my own health issues like a sudden acute kidney injury in March from high BP that left me in stage four kidney failure. Through diet I’ve got back to stage three, having to make so many changes. Diet is so crucial to avoid dialysis and Phosphorus and Potassium are in everything. Also, my diabetes tanked because they took away the effective drugs cause...kidney failure. Hubby fell in the shower, but he’s doing pretty well. Some more cognitive issues have shown up, but the PD is sort of on a hold, not any worse thank goodness! I do read here daily and wish wish you all well. Thank you for thinking of me!
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    Shower fall!

    He has used a shower chair before, further unsteadiness and we’ll go back to it. I replaced the bath mat, cut and fit two together to make a better pad for him to stand on. Much better, he had his confidence back today.
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    Shower fall!

    Sunday hubby fell while I was giving him a shower. Happened so quick! Scared me to death, luckily he was just shaken up, not even a bruise. He has been unsteady for about a week more so than usual which contributed to the fall. He was convinced he couldn’t get up, when I explained his options fire department non emergency call or our SIL, he figured he’d try. Two attempts and he got up with no problems. Glad that was over and so happy he wasn’t hurt. Never a dull day is there?
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    Space is your best friend

    We are fortunate to have two full bathrooms and hubby can still use either one. I am in stage four kidney failure and rapidly approaching home dialysis, now the issue will be where to put 30-35 boxes of dialysis supplies every month! 😜We will manage, like you, we will just do what we have to do!
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    Good morning!!

    Awesome to see your post JB! Heal. Rest. Wishing you the best!
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    Good morning!!

    I may not reply very much on the forum, but I read it every day. Warm thoughts to both of you during your surgeries.
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    The period at the end of the sentence.

    I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My thoughts are with you, may you be comforted knowing that you gave him your devotion and care to the best of your abilities. Hugs.
  8. Pathfinder

    Parkinson's Disease & Dementia

    Tom, I am so sorry for your lack of support. Know that others care and we are here for your journey.
  9. Pathfinder

    Parkinson's Disease & Dementia

    Maral please accept my condolences on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  10. Pathfinder

    Dad newly diagnosed

    I agree that taking Meds is not a death sentence. My husband only takes C/L and is doing very well. Few tremors, fatigue is his biggest issue. He has multiple illnesses so that complicates things, all in all I am so grateful he is responding so well to C/L. He will have PD in March for two years, he is 78.
  11. Pathfinder

    Happy Holidays

    That was beautiful and powerful Adam. Thank you for posting.
  12. Pathfinder

    Happy Holidays

    I am grateful this season that my husband is lucid, alert, and thankful for one more Christmas together. His Gasteoparesis is not as bad for some reason, we are watching movies for the last three nights. I never have his company in the evenings, as he usually rests. I am aware that we never know what the next year will bring us, try not to let negativity creep in at quiet times. We had our 49th Anniversary this year, looking forward to that magical 50. I too hope you all can find the good.
  13. Pathfinder

    Caretaker tip

    Indeed it is lonely and life changing. I miss my husbands company very much, he is in bed most days, the exhaustion giving him no choice but to sleep. He also has Vascular dementia, and severe Gasteoparesis. When he is awake and alert I take advantage of it. I will post tips as I find out thru trial and error what works. I appreciate you all, the support really helps.
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    Caretaker tip

    I just shopped for Cuddle Duds today, they had throws but wasn’t interested then. I will return to check them out further. Thank you!
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    Caretaker tip

    Pressure sores cause me concern too. Hubby doesn’t have any now, but sleeps so much I am vigilant. He had MOHS surgery in January on his ear requiring cartilage removal. It didn’t fully heal until October. Cartilage is hard to heal normally, his sleeping so much contributed to slower healing. Excellent advice that I will file away if ever needed again.
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