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.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

thinking about other things

Despite my frustration about how much John can take responsibility for himself, I do have days when I don't have to spend time or energy on his stuff. Of course, part of the reason is that I am distracted by a difficult situation at work. The program I built and run may be crippled by new university rules as the result of a budget crunch. We have the money (even after the cut) but the rules may prevent us from paying the faculty who can provide the courses students need. Plus I gave a test in my class and spent two hours doing an oral history interview.

But I also ran 3 miles and cooked a nice Thai green curry for dinner and I've spent this evening catching up on email, much of it not work related.

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