It was check-up time with my Alzheimer’s specialist. To see how I am doing. Physically and mentally.
It was scheduled following our Group Support meeting at the Alzheimer’s Association.
I was in a good mood, as always following our group meetings.
Had the usual weigh-in.
It’s those Dr. Office scales.
They aways add a few pounds 😦
Let me remove my shoes.
“What was my weight? Are you sure? (Gulp)
It must be the yummy, healthy bar I ate at the meeting or the heavy clothes I am wearing.
Oh well, a little weight gain.
“I will pick up the exercise,” I promised.
It’s those Dr. office scales!
During the actual brain testing, I relaxed and pretended I was at a wedding or baby shower. Maybe I’ll win a prize.
“Well, looks like we will keep your meds the same.” the Dr. said.
That really wasn’t so bad. A light-hearted attitude really helps.
~ Barbara Johnson is a journalist living with early stage Alzheimer’s disease.~