I stumbled across a blog last night that had a comment about my journal.
It said...Watching My Sister...Disappear----Drama Queen Blog
At first, I was hurt, then upset, then angry.
How dare this person put a tag on my journal about losing my sister to Alzheimer's disease!
I couldn't get the comment out of my mind. I think he is right on some level because watching my sister disappear is real drama in my life.
I have received thousands of wonderful, supportive comments and yet this one, negative comment rolled around in my mind for quite a while.
This person dismissed my writing and it didn't feel good. I wished that I could talk to him and win him over by explaining how this disease effects family members. But he probably could not hear my words.
Losing someone you love,whether it is fast or slow and deserves a bit of drama.
I am very serious about teaching what Alzheimer's and other brain deseases can do to the person affected and to all who love that person.
I think he needs to know Peggy before he decides that this journal is a waste of time for him and anyone who reads my words.
People grieve in different ways and writing this journal is my way to grieve over losing my sister.
W. M. S D. Drama....Yes.
Writer of W. M. S. D. Drama Queen.....O K.....At times, Yes.
Getting defensive over my style of writing....Yes!
Writing this journal and reading the support of so many people has made this journey..... not as lonely as it may have been.
I want to thank all of you for the comments of support over the years.
Personally, I think that Peggy deserves all the drama that I can write.
I will never let her disappear quietly for I am.......
The W. M. S. D. Drama Queen and Peggy is my sister!
I like the title after I got used to saying it to myself. I know that Peggy would get a huge laugh if she knew that I had been labeled a D. Q. and knowing her, she would probably call me D. Q. for the rest of my life!
Peggy would make sure to remind me of my title every chance she got....... If only.....
She wasn't disappearing from Alzheimer's Disease and..... if only....
She still remembered who I am!
I Love You Today, Peggy!