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Post Vacation Plans -- eagerness and anxiety
Coy and I and one of his daughters, Barb, are scheduled on a 7-night cruise next month. Oh my.

We have taken one cruise since Lewy joined us, and that was in his first year of mild symptoms (after the inflamation in the brain cleared up). It was to Tahiti. I was able to handle it all myself.

This one is in Lake Michigan. :P Coy is very excited about it and eager. It gives him something to look forward to. I am glad we are doing it. Bringing Barb along may even make it a vacation for me.

My two sons have just agreed to drive us to and from Chicago, where we embark and disembark, saving the hassle of dealing with luggage and a wheelchair and a walker on the plane or bus and the transfers to and from Navy Pier. This is a big worry eliminated.

Coy spent yesterday in bed, sick. He has days like that once in a while now. I worry about that happening while we cruise. My diabetes has advanced to the point I am now insulin dependent. In a way that may give me more flexibility, but I just hope we get the dosage adjusted correctly by next month. (I'm only in the second week.) I'm also having some IBS episodes. So, all in all, I'm a little anxious about what I've signed us up for.

But, hey, stressful things can happen right here at home, too, so off we go to see 7 ports in 7 days!

This may (or may not) be Coy's last "big" vacation. Wish us luck!

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Jeanne, 68 cared for husband Coy, 86. RBD for 30+ years; LDB since 2003, Coy at home, in early stage, until death in 2012


Sat May 12, 2012 9:17 pm
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Jeanne, I do wish you a wonderful trip. But please, please! Take care of yourself!!!!!

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Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.


Sat May 12, 2012 10:01 pm
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Jeanne, I wish you well on your trip and am so very glad you have another helper with you! Let us know how it goes.
Pat

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Sat May 12, 2012 11:05 pm
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Have a great trip!


Sun May 13, 2012 12:54 am
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Hi Jeanne -

This sounds like a wonderful plan - I hope you all enjoy the vacation! I read somewhere that it would be cheaper for seniors to just keep booking cruises rather than go into assisted living!! Since you'll be touring Lake Michigan and not Bermuda, you've always got the option to bail if need be - get off and rent a car to go home. Or even stay at a hotel and drive to the next port of call. I'll be interested in hearing more about your plans! Hope you are both feeling well and enjoying this beautiful weather we are having!


Sun May 13, 2012 2:14 am
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Jeanne, You know best, if Coy is looking forwarded to going that will also give you pleasure, I'm glad you daughter is going. Have a wonderful trip.

Take Care, Gerry

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Have a great trip. You will handle things as they come up. He is looking forward to the trip and that's a good thing.

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Terri, spouse of John, officially DX dementia with Lewy Bodies, June, 2012, cognitive symptoms since 2007, active dreams for years before that.


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