In mid-July 2007, I noticed that mum was slightly confused. By the beginning of August 2007, mum had become noticeably confused (she locked herself out of her bungalow and two days later, didn't recognise her own living room). I did some research on the internet. As mum already had Parkinson's Disease for a few years, the most likely diagnosis for her increasing confusion was Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). According to the DLB site, the mean survival time was six years from the first onset of symptoms. So, for the last five years and nine months, I've known roughly what was going to happen, how it was going to happen and how & when it was going to end. Sometimes, ignorance is bliss.
Surprises:Life can be stranger than fiction. When mum divorced dad forty-five years ago, mum got the house as my sister & I were living there and she got child maintenance payments from dad. As a result, dad had nothing to do with mum & me from that day onwards. He still maintained contact with my sister.
Yesterday, while sitting in a solicitor's office, my mobile phone rang. It was my sister. She had tried to phone dad on Monday to inform him of mum's death, but he wasn't answering the phone. She phoned one of dad's family to get them to check on him. He had a fatal heart attack on the same day that mum died. Spooky!
Internet eejits:1) I received the following email at 04:08 today:-
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You'll never guess my password.
2) Read THIS (everything turned out O.K. in the end!)
3) Read THIS (warning, very strong language!).
I show no mercy to internet eejits. You have been warned!
EDIT: Alan Aragon fully supports Evelyn Kocur (CarbSane). Therefore, anyone who attacks Evelyn must also attack Alan, otherwise they are a hypocrite. Good luck with that!