Monday, March 06, 2006

Last week I visited my parents for a long weekend. I’m still recovering. How selfish is that?

Those of you that have known my blog for a while know that my dad has Alzheimer’s disease. I can’t begin to describe the effects this cruel disease is having on my incredibly intelligent, sweet father. I can see that he’s moving towards the last stages of the disease…it’s only a matter of time. I just want to grab him and hold on to make it stop, but – well – you can’t.

I’m fine during my time with mom and dad. I try to be helpful and loving. But then, sometime during the long ride home, I can feel myself fall apart, and it lasts a few days.

So I’ll be back in a few days.

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