We take time for granted
When it has no significance in our lives
We frequently wish time away
We wish today were over
We wish for the end of a shift
We wish for time to speed up
For long awaited holidays to arrive
Then at the end of the week
We wish it to slow down
We wish for time to constantly speed up
And time to constantly slow down

But sometimes events in our lives
Remind us of the preciousness of time
I’ve spent the last month wishing the month away
As yesterday I officially retired
Today is the first day of a new life
But now I’d like time to stand still
In this deteriorating diseased brain of mine
As now I need time to meander and
Enjoy my freedom from time

Oh to be a magician
Or that one talented clinician
Who the world will adore
As they stumble on a cure
And time will bestow
An everlasting honour
As they solve that elusive enigma
To halt time on this cruel disease…….

Is time playing some cruel joke, as today is also April Fools day


About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

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