Not signed in (Sign In)

Vanilla 1.1.2 is a product of Lussumo. More Information: Documentation, Community Support.

    • CommentAuthorTom TADS
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2018
     
    Vicky and I just celebrated our 40th anniversary. She's about six years into "the long goodbye," but still a low-maintenance woman. We live together in a rented cottage, and most of my discretionary income goes into hiring several older single ladies to sit with her for around 20 hours / week. My daily prayer is that these will be the happiest years of her life, and in general my life is pretty good. I'm drinking more than I should, but, as a sister with a counseling degree said, "Tom, this is temporary." Most of my social life happens online.
    •  
      CommentAuthorCharlotte
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2018
     
    Welcome Tom. It is good you are able to get some respite - we all need it.

    You are not alone - most of mine is online too. I got a reminder yesterday that is was 10 years ago I signed on to Facebook. Through it I reconnected with friends from the past and have made good new friends through games, online groups and friends of friends.

    We are in year 11 with no end in site - he is healthy as a horse except for his mind.
    • CommentAuthorNicky
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2018
     
    Welcome Tom - hope you find this site helpful. Lots of information & support here.
  1.  
    Tom, sorry I did not respond sooner--thought you were spam. (Thanks, Charlotte, for the heads up.) I think you'll find a lot of support here, both from people who are still in the trenches and from people like George (and me) who have gone through it and come out on the other side into a half-way-decent life again. So welcome to our merry band here in Happy Hollow. The club nobody wanted to be in, but here we are.
    • CommentAuthoroakridge
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2018
     
    Hello Tom, not sure I welcomed you to the group. As our world shrinks, I too find more online than I used too. If nothing else it's a good way to settle my mind some days when things are going bad. Just looking through pages and blogs about life as we used to know it, makes me feel better :)
  2.  
    Hi Tom and welcome. My husband and I are 5 years onto the road of Mixed Dementia from strokes and AD. I'm sure you will find support and friendships here.