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    Dear Joan.

    I hope this post isn't inappropriate. I think about you every single day and hope you are doing ok.

    Unless I missed it I don't think we have heard from you for awhile. Please know we are here.

    You and this site have been and remain a beacon for me. Life saving.
    Ditto. You are in my thoughts so much, Joan.
    • CommentAuthorcassie*
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2017
    Joan, I too would like to add my name to the list of those who are very concerned about your well being.
    • CommentAuthorAdmin
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2017
    Thank you, thank you for asking. I have been struggling to put a life together for myself. I am succeeding in some areas, not doing so great in others. This process has involved long, serious discussions with myself as to how I want to fit in or out of the Alzheimer World. I know it's not fair to keep my website members "hanging" and not knowing what I am going to do with the site, but my thought and decision processes have been slow. Everything about grieving, building a new life, accepting everything as it is now, has taken much longer than I expected.

    I have settled some issues with myself, and am working on deciding how to proceed with the website. My computer is due back from Matt's Computer Hospital tonight. When it returns, I will begin composing notices and a comprehensive blog that will answer everyone's questions.

    During my time away from the website, I have also been dealing with unbearable sciatic pain, a second case of Shingles, and rotator cuff tears in both shoulders, but other than that, I'm ready to join the Olympics gymnastics team......NOT!

    I thank all of you so much for your support and concern.

    Good heavens, don't worry about not being "fair" to us. Worry about yourself and your issues, Joan. Take care of yourself first. We will figure something out about the website, I'm sure. Maybe others who are more computer and website savvy than I am will have some ideas, if it turns out that the way it was handled in the past is just too much for you to deal with now.
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2017
    So sorry to read of your pain. Rough road. Sending you my very best wishes for a speedy and permanent recovery.
    Thanks so much Joan for letting us know. I agree with Elizabeth - please don't worry about us.

    You have dealt with so very much and now your health has taken massive blows! There is no need to rush any decisions and we are here for you.

    My wish is you tuck yourself in for a warm and restorative healing. Sometimes we need to let the world go by for a bit, sometimes for way longer than a bit. And focus just on us as individuals.

    Sending much healing support.
    • CommentAuthorJazzy
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2017
    First I want to thank you for this site. You did good.
    I'm beginning to realize that, for me, when it comes time and my darling DH has moved on, that I want to move on out of this dementia world or I will not survive.
    I want to laugh and see the sunshine again. My world now is so dark and cold.
    I have learned so much here and been given so much by everyone here but I now notice that so many regulars have moved on. I really hope they are doing well. Why is it that a friend, who's partner passed from cancer, many years of cancer, seemed to not carry that dark cloud like dementia leaves.
    You do what is best for you. As the others have said we will be alright.


    • CommentAuthorCharlotte
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2017
    Like Jazzy, I plan to move on best I can. Won't be easy now that dementia is attacking 2 of my siblings. I will probably come back here to 'check up' on those I have been traveling with for so long.

    Joan - both shoulders with torn rotator cuffs? I do not envy you in any way - instead my heart cries for what you eventually will have to go through. Maybe the tears are not too bad and PT will help - it didn't for me. Being 3 1/2 months out from my surgery it is hard work to get use back.

    Take care of yourself. As others said, don't worry about the site because you have done a great job setting it up and running. It will still be here when you decide which direction you will go.
    • CommentAuthormyrtle*
    • CommentTimeJan 14th 2017
    Hi Joan, I'm so sorry you have have had all these health issues. Rest and be well. We will be OK whatever you decide.