KDrama Review: My Secret, Terrius

My score: 8/10 (Warning! Contains spoilers!) So I had just finished CLOY and was looking for something light. I thought it would be good to follow HB but somehow I couldn’t get into Secret Garden and Hyde, Jekyll and Me. Then a friend mentioned that the coronavirus made a cameo in My Secret, Terrius, starringContinue reading “KDrama Review: My Secret, Terrius”

Living with Alzheimer’s 10 (A Series)

It irks me. When she does not see me immediately, she thinks I am not in the house with her.. whether I’m in the kitchen cooking/baking or if I’m working at something on the computer in the family room or if I’m in the bathroom.. she will stand up from her lying down position soContinue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 10 (A Series)”

Living with Alzheimer’s 9 (A Series)

Everyday is a new day.. And every time she wakes up — whether it’s in the morning, afternoon or night, and if it’s after 3 hours, 1 hour or 5 minutes — it is a new day. So she starts the day with, “Where are we? Tatlo/dalawa lang tayo dito ngayon? (Is it just theContinue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 9 (A Series)”

Living with Alzheimer’s 8 (A Series)

So we went to Manila to attend my mother-in-law’s funeral. We were there for nine days. On the seventh day — five days after the funeral which my mom attended — my brother and I brought her to a doctor who specialises in Elderly Care. Since I was coming from Cavite, my husband’s home province,Continue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 8 (A Series)”

Living with Alzheimer’s 7 (Series Side Trip B)

My other mom.. passed away last January 27, 2019. She was finally diagnosed with cancer of the lungs, but not before being treated for liver cirrhosis, pneumonia, an appetite enhancer and even the common cold. When the result was released three weeks ago, she was declared to be at stage 4, the final and mostContinue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 7 (Series Side Trip B)”

Living with Alzheimer’s 6 (A Series)

Paranoia, Unrest and Imagination Paranoia: Mama is afraid to sleep alone. Unfortunately, even when somebody IS sleeping in a bed next to her, sometimes she will still look in the other rooms for other people. “Where is everybody?” Unrest: How do you reassure someone who cannot be reassured? No matter how many times I tellContinue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 6 (A Series)”

Living with Alzheimer’s 5 (A Series)

There is no pattern or consistency.. She can jump from one topic to another: “How did my husband die?” Then in the next breath, “Where are we having dinner tonight?” And, “What’s the news about my children?” There is, however, a topic of the day — a subject she starts with when her memory cycleContinue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 5 (A Series)”

Living with Alzheimer’s 4 (Series Side Trip A)

My other mom.. I mentioned in an earlier post that my other mom was critically ill in the hospital. I think I should give at least one post for her situation, particularly because I want to record as much of my experiences at this time. It all started in November, when Mama M started coughing.Continue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 4 (Series Side Trip A)”

Living with Alzheimer’s 3 (A Series)

Security Blanket Mama’s security blanket is her bag. In her bag are a few basic things: – a hair brush – some tissue – her teeth (pustiso) – her keys, and, most importantly, – her wallet.. She cannot move without knowing where her bag is or who is carrying it. She cannot sit comfortable withoutContinue reading “Living with Alzheimer’s 3 (A Series)”