Thursday, March 1, 2012

I Was Jealous, But Now I Am Not

             The news is on but I really wasn't paying attention  until I looked up and saw this scene ~~~ a beautiful room, a fire burning in gorgeous fireplace with very pretty decorative things on the mantel, a table adorned with more beautiful, expensive looking items next to a handsome chair ~~~  not the kind from a cheap furniture store ~~~4 women in view, obviously a grandma, two middle aged women, and a young woman.  In the split second that I took in that scene I was jealous.  This was not a room in a single wide trailer house like the one I live in.  This was a room in a house I can only dream of, can't even imagine actually living in or claiming as my own. You know how your mind works, you can think thoughts at the speed of light. I was jealous.  Then I heard the words Early Onset Alzheimers.  The reporter was interviewing a beautiful, vibrant looking woman, 52, that has Early Onset Alzheimers.  She had been a nurse for 20 years.  Now her mother, daughter and sister take care of her.  I think this is one of the most frightening diseases there is.  Not to make light of cancer in any way, but at least with cancer sometimes the tumor can be removed, poison can be injected into your bloodstream and called chemotherapy, and some forms of cancer have a good survival rate.  With any kind of Alzheimers there is no survival rate.   

1 comment:

~It's Just Me~ said...

yikes, i'm not either. no fireplace is worth going through that. you're right, it is one of the scariest illnesses.