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Title: Prayer for me
Post by: eschator83 on January 11, 2023, 11:08:14 AM
Two years ago I decided to be tested by the geriatric psychiatric section of a local hospital for dementia, because I'd worried that I have some similar characteristics to my mother who had been diagnosed with very serious dementia.  The long report has several errors, and is difficult to understand, but says I had only some moderate cognitive deterioration and now they want to retest me.  I'm afraid I'm getting depressed about all this and other concerns, and they prescribed a drug that worries me and which I haven't yet taken.  I haven't yet brought this up with our parish priest and feel strangely blocked.  Please pray for me.

Title: Re: Prayer for me
Post by: Shin on January 13, 2023, 04:17:55 AM
My deepest sympathies my friend. You have my prayers for your needs.

Alzheimers runs in my family and my mother has been concerned about her short term memory for awhile now. I am always praying about this kind of thing that it may pass from her. I pray too that the cross of cognitive difficulties and dementia passes from you.

May the Lord have mercy upon mercy through His Passion and Death upon us poor sinners.  :crucifix:

May the Lord shine His Face upon us and grant us healing, comfort and peace.


Title: Re: Prayer for me
Post by: eschator83 on August 27, 2023, 12:10:10 PM
Several of my friends like to remind me that doctors are only practicing medicine (ie they don't really do any).  That assessment may be a bit harsh, but I worry that they are getting less available and delegating a lot more to PAs and nurses.  Last month my CPC recommended me to urgent care for some kind of large oval red irritation on my back.  I was given a few of two different pills and told to come back if there were no improvement, and the rash was slowly getting smaller, but I was feeling worse with fever, dizziness, cough. and more.  Again, CPC recommended urgent care, but ED (why do we call it ER so frequently-is this ancient habit?) was closer, I was worried about covid, my heart, and more, and they admitted me for three days.  Diagnosis on discharge was that I had Lyme disease, but not a recent infection, probably sometime the last few years, and it has been affecting me irregularly ever since, possibly even giving rise to my symptoms of MCI.  They gave me a big dose of antibiotics for Lime primarily, although it is reportedly seldom ever fully cured, and the rash has not yet been diagnosed, but thanks to God and med staff I am feeling much better.