It's important to me...
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room
What a story. Can't anyone answer a simple direction question?
After three days, I fixed my computer on my own after receiving some direct answers from a graduate student at Florida Atlanta University. A person I had never met before. I just drove to FAU, found the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, walked down the hall until I saw someone in their office, and asked for help. It didn't go well until I said the magic word -- Philly.
Instead of paying the manufacturer of my computer $299 and waiting 5-7 weeks to get my computer back, or paying the geeks $309 and waiting 3-5 days, I fixed it myself basically in 15 minutes plus a couple of hours wait time for everything to install for $137.
Now I have a better hard drive. The drive is better in quality and 2 terrabites instead of 1. I also have a complete set of recovery disks which includes the operating systems and about 50 software programs.
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If you emailed me an offer volunteer or help be patient. You are high on my list of things to do. I will be contacting you soon. Thanks.
If you emailed me on other issues you will need to be patient. I will get to the emails. By the way, if you email me since the death of my mother on May 25, I suggest you use the contact button and email me again.
I did miss you.
However, there is some very good news. I was able to "reflect" on my caregiver effort and I have some new and different perspectives. I suppose I will call them, "Reflections of an Alzheimer's Caregiver". I think that would make for a good book. Imagine me running around a hamster wheel, banging my head against the wall, and torturing myself. Then imagine me at the exact moment I had my major revelation -- something had to change, and that something was Me. Whew.
How about I took one giant step to the left, and even though I didn't realize it at the moment, I stepped on to the path of Joy, and slowly but surely distanced myself, and Dotty, from the path called burden.
I know I'll get a lot of flak on this one, but my strong belief remains that the opportunity to care is a gift.
I'll get even more flak on this one. It is my belief that Alzheimer's disease allowed Dotty to complete her life before she went to Heaven. I am not saying that is the only way it could have happened, I am saying that is the way it did happen.
I think it is now time for me to start thinking about taking a real vacation.
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Original content Bob DeMarco, the Alzheimer's Reading Room