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Arizona Snow

A long time ago I told Jon that when Bo left me, I would travel … he and his family could live on at the house and take care of Emma dog and Charlie cat. And so, I’m in Arizona … Continue reading

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Parting with Things

In my last blog,  I mentioned finally giving away Bo’s slalom ski. Parting with anything of Bo’s is so hard.  It’s as if I am erasing him piece by piece — the hobbies,  the tools,  the clothes he will never … Continue reading

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Sundowning in the Hospital

I just got tears in my eyes as I watched a  young technician  wheel Bo, who was smiling and joking,  into the nuclear medicine room to test his kidney function.   When asked his name,  he immediately said it–first and … Continue reading

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The Choice

I have chosen a memory facility… the most difficult decision of my life. Today I signed a paper that says I will take my husband to live there – not here. No words can describe how I feel.  I can … Continue reading

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A Good Day

There are good days and today was one of them.  It was almost normal.  Bo got up early as I was getting ready to go to Starbuck’s for coffee with a friend.  He was fine with me leaving, so I … Continue reading

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Lost Words

That first year we found out about Bo’s condition,  I was almost frantic.  I can’t explain my reaction, but I started to have anxiety attacks, sometimes just walking around the block taking deep breaths, trying to make the stone in … Continue reading

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