Monthly Archives: June 2013

FTD – “It’s All About Me”

I’ve been sitting here contemplating why I haven’t written anything for the blog in awhile. I realized it is because Rich has been writing so much and I’m happy about that. I think it’s good for him to write about … Continue reading

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POST BY RICH: GRATITUDE

Despite the tragedy of FTD and the impact it has on my family and me, I try to feel “gratitude.” I’m speaking to anyone with FTD out there that might be reading this blog. You, as an FTD’er, may be … Continue reading

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POST BY RICH – TURN IN THE ROAD

While on my morning exercise/meditation walk the other day, I was listening to country singer, Steve Wariner. He was singing a song entitled, “Turn In The Road.” I was caught by the chorus of his song. As I listened to … Continue reading

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POST BY RICH: BATTLING FTD

What does the Battle of Thermopylae (ther-mop-i-lee), in 480 B.C., have to do with FTD? I’ll tell you, but understand that this is from my perspective only. For 32 years I was an attorney before I was forced to retire … Continue reading

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POST BY RICH: Blazing the Inferno

Yesterday was a horrible emotional day. (It is so odd for me to share such personal feelings. All of my life, I have been very, very careful to protect my privacy, especially any mental health issues. Now, I openly share … Continue reading

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THE WAY IT IS

The Way It Is There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to … Continue reading

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POST BY RICH: FTD – THE LOSS OF LOVED ONES

This morning, during my daily walk, I was thinking about how the victims of FTD start to “disappear,” (i.e., they lose their personalities, beings, and souls – they lose the essence of what makes them, them). Their families “lose” them. … Continue reading

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THE MONSTER INSIDE

Six-year-old Ally plopped down on my bed and said, “Grandma, why are you back here all alone?” “I’m just sitting here playing Candy Crush (the mindless Facebook game that helps me not feel anything). I’m okay.” Ally was silent for … Continue reading

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A POST WRITTEN BY RICH: “CHALLENGING”

I am regularly asked, by many caring people with sincerity, compassion, concern and love, “how are you doing?” My response is, “things are challenging.” However, “challenging” fails to even come close to describing the struggle of dealing with the depression, … Continue reading

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HOUSE AT POOH CORNER

Rich used to play guitar. When we first met, he promised to learn the song “House at Pooh Corner” (Kenny Loggins) and sing it to me. I have always been a huge Winnie The Pooh fan. Over the years I … Continue reading

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