I watched extreme surgery on the Health Channel last night.
The program concerned people who had been horribly disfigured by an accident.
Most of them did not look human as we know it because of their accidents.
I listened to their stories and realized as they talked that they were the same on the inside but their outward appearance had been altered.
These severely damaged people were getting a new start in life because of an artist who can make body parts.
When he had finished his amazing work, the people looked as well on the outside as they were on the inside.
I thought of how the people on the show were the reverse of what Peggy is experiencing.
The people on the show were the same on the "inside" but looked different on the "outside" because of their accidents.
Peggy looks the same on the "outside" but is different on the "inside" because of the accident of Alzheimer's disease.
Physical looks can be deceiving. What is on the outside may not reflect what is on the inside.
The people that I saw last night were horribly damaged but still had their speech, their spirit, their spunk to survive and their drive to be whole and well again.
When the accident of Alzheimer's happen to a person, it goes inside of the brain and destroys the person on the "inside" while leaving the "outside" almost the same.
The next time that you see a person who has been disfigured or born with a deformity don't look away...
Smile and say, Hello. They may look different on the outside but they may be still present and whole on the inside.
When you encounter a person who looks normal on the outside but has a bland look in their eyes and can not communicate but stares blankly at you....
Alzheimer's disease may have disfigured them on their "inside" but still smile and say...Hello.
The human spirit processes great power to be well again but...
Alzheimer's disease takes that power away and what remains is...
A perfect body with nothing left on the inside.
Your physical appearence is not who you really are....
Who you really are is on the "inside" and Alzheimer's disease has taken that away from Peggy.
I Love You Today, Peggy and ....
I so miss the person who was on the inside and made you who you were!