Bah, damn issues yesterday stopped me posting. *sigh, bloody machines!

Was surprised to realise from my mum this morning that my grandad would have been 85 today, bless you and miss you grandad. 🙁

It gave me a moment to ponder too.

He suffered that horrible disease we all know as alzheimers , something more people are familiar with now with the few higher profile cases, such as Sir Terry Pratchett, the great author of many books such as his discworld collection.

Heartbreaking thing to see a loved one go through and the effect it also has on the closest members of the family to the sufferer.

Not only that…

Knowing it is also hereditary does make you think of that fact it may touch others, like my mother, her brothers or sister, myself, brothers and even my own kids, hopefully not to happen but that possibility is always there, sadly.

I am thankful to have such great memories of grandad and the times he spent with me and my brothers playing football, teaching us cricket out on the front green in Weston.

I look at photos of him and nan, holding a glass aloft and I notice I have his hands… 🙂

So, a happy birthday resting in peace wherever you are grandad, miss ya, love ya lots, your eldest grandson. x

A moment to ponder
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8 thoughts on “A moment to ponder

    • May 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm

      I agree… sucks eh.

      Blessed we knew them is the way I look at it.

      It was cruel but life is a cycle tho, we all gotta go through it sometime… sadly.
      .-= Rob´s last blog ..Work to live or live to work =-.

  • May 17, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    That’s how life really is, people just come and go! It so hard really sometimes, that there memories live inside our hearts, and the moment we think of them, it really hurts.. I just missed my dad, though it almost 10 years from now, but when i saw someone, how they get along with thier dad, like play basketball together, chit chat in morning coffee breaks, cleaning up cars, that’s almost break my heart.. I know, wherever he may is, he’s happy. But he didn’t get alzheimers coz his 55 when he died.
    .-= Ray Jasper D. Palmer´s last blog ..WPTE Transitions from Poker to Energy =-.

    • May 17, 2010 at 8:24 pm

      Hi Ray,

      Your two comments went to spam for some reason, maybe due to the link, is that YOUR site?

      Sorry to hear you lost your dad. 🙁
      .-= Rob´s last blog ..Affiliate marketing works both ways =-.

  • May 18, 2010 at 2:34 pm

    Alzheimer’s is the worst human killer. I have seen so many families affected by that dreadful disease. The person who takes care of the patient has to be more vigil and aware. Its so painful to see our dear ones act like kids. I wish researchers find an effective way to minimize this disease’s existence. I remember reading somewhere that spouses of Alzheimer patients are prone to get affected with dementia. How cruel this particular thing is. I am sorry that your grandpa is not with you now. But I am sure he will be showering tons of blessings upon the family.

    • May 18, 2010 at 2:44 pm

      Hi Mark,

      Your right there, it is hereditary, sadly.

      What annoys me is I read somewhere that they were making good progress on slowing the symptoms down, using cannabis believe it or not, and yet due to some crappy outdated stigma they stopped the research on that… this is going back 20 years or so, I think that’s pathetic, if they say weed can prevent it’s progress I’ll smoke the shit all day long to avoid it… stigma? Couldn’t care less!

      I feel no matter what the solution is, what works on helping should be taken seriously, sod any stigma or crap like that, the stigma of losing your mind is far bigger in my opinion.
      .-= Rob´s last blog ..Affiliate marketing works both ways =-.


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