Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Ongoing challenges

It seems that just when you feel comfortable with things, something else comes along and hits you on the side of the head. I found out yesterday that my Dad has been diagnosed with dementia. What's up with that?!?!

I'm not writing this to complain. I'm simply wondering when life will give us a break. Just a couple of weeks would be nice. It's been almost 12 years now since the start of the journey of dealing with cancer and now something completely different. Whining is simply a complete waste of energy. Sitting back and reviewing and accepting is the hard part.

Accept, get the sword out, and go back to battle!!!

Hope all is well.

1 comment:

Louise and David said...

Dear Ryan,
There are times when whining is on the menu. Serving up a bit of it can help muster up the energy needed to deal with all kinds of disappointment and loss.

Your Dad's diagnosis of dementia signals the beginning of a long process of letting go. One positive thing about knowing what's happening is that there are some treatment options available that were not there even a few years ago. There is real hope now, even for persons with dementia.

People like you, Tasha, Tricia and now your Dad (battling in a different arena) make the world a better place for others by having to forge new paths. No one will object if you rage against the tide.

Louise and David