Last month I wrote about “uncertainty” and how difficult it is to deal with—especially, when our health or a loved one’s health or lifestyle is at stake. Today I have some good news. Robin heard from Vanderbilt yesterday, and he now has an appointment for a complete neurological work-up on March 3—only two weeks from today! He has appointments with two doctors at the Vanderbilt Clinic for Aging and Dementia in Nashville.
Our daughter Sharon, who lives in Franklin, just south of Nashville, will help us while we’re over there. Being in the medical field, she is familiar with many of the facilities and doctors in the area, and she will take us downtown for our appointments. She’ll also be with us while Robin is examined, and she can hear the same things we hear when his doctors talk with us.
Recently, Robin’s memory lapses have been less frequent—at least, his short term lapses have been fewer. He has been feeling much better, and he is enjoying golf and his other regular activities.
However, we are still discovering there are deficits in his memory of events from past years. Sunday, he was talking on the phone with our son Steve, and the subject of our family’s trip to Yosemite in 2012 came up. Robin couldn’t remember the trip at all! This was a shock to all of us! Steve sent a few photos, and I also found the photos we took on the trip, and Robin enjoyed seeing them, but he still couldn’t remember any details about the trip.
Maybe, now we’ll begin to get some answers to what is happening. And hopefully, there will be things we can do to help.
Thank you again for your support and your prayers. We are so blessed to have you with us on this journey.