May 28, 2012

I'm Getting Plenty of Rest, and Starting To Wake UP

Yes, I am feeling more emotional. I was wondering where the feelings went.

By +Bob DeMarco 
+Alzheimer's Reading Room

I am getting plenty of sleep. This morning was the first time I slept until my regular wake up time, 7 AM.

For the last couple of days I have been feeling very dull, numb perhaps. I felt the emotion(s) starting to come back as soon as I opened my eyes this morning.

I feel a little buzz in my body, a kind of electricity. Not the kind of electricity you feel when you get excited, almost like a bit of anxiety.

I think some of the emotion is ready to come out of me. I guess I am a little "tender" at the moment.

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I'll have to adjust to  the wake up without Dotty. I'm starting to really really miss her as I type these words.

Yes, I am feeling more emotional. I was wondering where the feelings went.

I'm definitely feeling latency. I expect these feelings of latency to come and go for a while. Don't worry I'll deal with all of the feelings and emotions in time.

I'm wondering if I am going to feel lethargic today? I did not wake up today with the "heaviness" or clouds in my head. We will see.

I did take one long three mile walk on Saturday, and a shorter walk yesterday due to a monster thunderstorm that blew in.

I want to start walking and then to start getting some real exercise. Right now I feel weak when I walk. Not tired, or unable to walk, more like I am not walking at the speed that is more natural to me.

I walked through downtown and all the way to the beach here in Delray Beach. I wanted to get as much stimuli as I could while walking.  I saw and walked by lots of people, looked in some of the shops and restaurants (went into a few).  More or less trying to refresh my memory a bit, and get the juices flowing.

I am also getting visits from neighbors, and lots and lots of telephone calls.

For now, I'll stick close to home and stay close to the familiar.

I won't be taking a vacation as some have suggested. Besides, I live in vacation land. I might go jump in the ocean today. If I do it, and if I remember, I'll make a short video of the beach etc. Yes, this sounds like a good idea.

Okay, on to the future.

I'm not going anywhere. The Alzheimer's Reading Room is here to stay. One thing I will do is go back and revisit the articles that have already been written. I'm sure I can add new insight, and rewrite many of them from this new perspective I am gaining.

There are many many things that I still want to write about. I'm also interested in answering questions, or looking for solutions to problems.

If you have a question, and would like a discussion of a question, just put it in the comments box below, and I will elevate it up to an article.

This was a bit of a ramble for sure. I'll have to get my mojo back.

Thanks to all of you that donated in Dotty's memory. I appreciate it, and I am sure she does too.

I guess I'll have to walk before I can run. So that is what I will do.

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Bob DeMarco is the Founder of the Alzheimer's Reading Room and an Alzheimer's caregiver. The blog contains more than 3,511 articles with more than 297,100 links on the Internet. Bob lives in Delray Beach, FL.

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