This is the story of Pam and John; she in her early 50’s and John is 62. Pam is a college professor. John taught at a local community college until diagnosed with Parkinson’s in March 2008, then Lewy Body Dementia in April.


Thursday, August 21, 2008


Our son goes back to boarding school tomorrow, our daughter on Monday. Last year empty nest hit me as a big shock. This year so much has changed. I am glad the kids were away last spring when John was diagnosed and also went through prostate surgery (for benign enlargement, but he had a rough recovery). But I will miss them.

I drove the kids to an eye doctor appointment today more than an hour away and we talked, but mostly about their lives. I did hear more John and our son's trip to visit colleges, and it does sound like it went very smoothly. We talked about their schools, not about the future.

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