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1 year 10 months ago #72597 by Christine
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I noticed this Chat has not been active for a while. I am guilty but when I saw AR Canada I thought of you Cindy and reminded me I hadn't checked in for some while. My husband became progressively worse with his dementia , when he became verbally abusive and physically threatening I felt it was time for him to go into LTC. He passed away after 6mths later. . For the past couple of years I have been occupied with his care and now the paperwork involved.  The odd time I did lurk to find out how everyone was doing. My plts have remained steady on the Revolade and trips to the hospital for IVIG when counts dropped below 30.(aprox every 6 weeks - sometimes 3 mths)  Hope everything is onwards and upwards (especially plts!) from now on.  High platelets everyone.

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1 year 10 months ago #72599 by CindyL
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Hey, Christine!
Sorry to hear about your husband.  It's not easy to see someone with dementia go downhill.  We got lucky with both sets of parents, we didn't have to deal with that.  I do remember the paper work for mum.   The funeral home we used helped us with a lot of it.  The last thing we had to do was put the car in my name, which we finally did in May.
Good that your counts have remained steady with treatment.
Take care and don't forget to check in.
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1 year 10 months ago #72600 by Christine
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The funeral home helped tremendously, I had to deal with his UK pension and deal with the health benefits being transferred to me. So
for 4months now I have been paying for my Revolade. I was told I would be reimbursed when they kicked in. - maybe early October!  Are you watching ARC? It is great they did two episodes in Alberta hoping they move to the Maritimes. Take Care.

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1 year 10 months ago #72603 by CindyL
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We still think and talk about mum.  That helps.  The funeral was hard to get through because we buried my dad at the same time.
The only pension mum had was her Old Age Security.  The advisor at the funeral home notified them for us. There wasn't much left after that.
Yeah, I record ARC and watch it the next day.  I don't care for the two girls, Vanessa and Beverly, I think that's their names.  I'm cheering for the two brothers.  I don't think they are coming to the Maritimes this time around. I haven't seen last night's episode yet.  We sure do have a beautiful country!

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1 year 10 months ago #72629 by MelA
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My heart goes out to you Christine on the passing of your husband.  Dementia is a terrible thing, I'm sorry he & you had to deal with that.

"Instead of wasting your time worrying about symptoms, just get it checked out" -Nieca Goldberg, MD
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1 year 10 months ago #72636 by CindyL
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I was wrong, ARC did come to New Brunswick!  They were up north, a couple of hours away from me. I haven't seen this past Tuesday's episode yet so I don't know if they were still here.
It's not Vanessa and Beverly, it's Veronica and Beverly.  Either way, I don't care for them.

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