[caption id="attachment_14" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="we all need each other"][/caption] It’s been 11 years since Jerry’s diagnoses. He’s remained fairly stable with only a gradual decline. At first, our adjustment to the devastation seemed impossible. But it was either adjust or self destruct. It was beautiful to see how friends and family gathered around us to lend their support.
I remember how naggy I became when Jerry would want a beer with his hamburger. “You need to save those brain cells.” I’d say. But, as time went on, we realized that we’d better just live life to the fullest while we could. Most of our friends stuck with us and didn’t mind adjusting along with us. We would still go out, we’d just go where it was more quiet and less chaos. We would still travel, but it was be simpler (we’d let the cruise ship do it for us) . It was the beginning of the search for the new normal.