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The dying of the light

I began grieving for Jack almost ten years ago, when the first tell-tell signs of his disease first showed themselves. We lived then on the edge of the jungle, a twenty minute walk to the beach and a five minute … Continue reading

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Garden of Zen

Sanity is a relative term. As a caregiver, getting out of the house is difficult and often impossible, so one of the things I do to preserve what’s left of my mental stability is to correspond with friends. People, by … Continue reading

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Delusions

The thing about delusions is that, to the person experiencing them, they are reality. We have a couple of real delusional gems going on at our house right now. Extreme jealousy and paranoia and anger are all insidious in Jack’s … Continue reading

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The Zeolot

Jack has always lived in a somewhat paranoid universe. He’s always thought himself the center of the universe. He’s always been jealous of any attention I pay to, or that is paid to me by, other men. Or women. Or … Continue reading

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Yikes

Well, a lot has happened since I last posted on this blog. Jack returned from San Francisco, his shingles dried up, he began a four day a week LOUD speech therapy for people with Parkinsons, his new custom wheelchair was … Continue reading

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X-ray Vision

My respite is nearly over. Tuesday the VA is set to transport Jack three hundred miles from San Francisco back up the coast to me here in Eureka. With his outbreak of shingles the very day he arrived at the … Continue reading

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San Francisco Weary

Jack’s at the San Francisco VA for two weeks. My son and I drove him down on Monday and Tuesday. It’s about a six hour trip, too far for him to ride in the car and then go directly to … Continue reading

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