Choosing to be Positive

Sometimes when you allow your heart to be filled with small things it can overflow the same as something huge and mind blowing. 

We often go to the negative first and then realize the positive later. I don’t want to be naive and lose sight of being vigilant. I do choose the positive, but sometimes I fall short.

In the last 6 months my husband’s day to day memory has not been great.  Simple daily tasks are forgotten totally or cause confusion.

So we spoke with the neurologist, we reviewed what memory issues were happening.  He made a comment that while not shocking still chilled me. He said “we need to protect the memory”

The type of person I am always researching I know about different types of memory lost and dementia that can start because of the type of stroke my husband suffered.  So a new memory drug was started, it is common and people take it easily with low adverse impact.  It takes a month to get to the full dose.

I didn’t know what to expect, I stay positive but low key and just wait.  It was the beginning of the 4th week as I wrote this blog.

We were talking about Cinco de Mayo, and I remembered how my husband in a job 15+ years ago would go to his boss and make up some funny story to and ask for Cinco de Mayo off.  It would always be totally unbelievable and extremely funny.  As I was reminiscing, I said I cannot think of the name of his boss. Suddenly my husband blurted out the full name.  I was stunned, amazed, happy.  He had a big smile on his face because he realized he remembered it correctly.

My heart was filled with joy!

It does not end there; the very next day my husband was trying to get my attention he said my first name not once but twice.  I have not heard my name by his voice in almost 6 years. I cannot use anything as flat as a printed word to describe the joy, the tears, the excitement of hearing my love say my name.

My heart is full!

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