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R.I.P, Mom

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People refer to cancer as the ‘silent killer’ but for me, Alzheimer’s and Dementia are even more more silent if not deadlier. That’s because there are signs especially in the beginning which can be easily missed and by the time you realise what’s going on you are already well on the way to walking the road of no return.
This post may be a year old, but in actuality it is timeless for all of us who have either lost or are currently caring for loved ones suffering from these incurable diseases. Thanks Prem Panicker for sharing your journey with us.

Smoke Signals

One day, I had a call from mom.

It was one of those routine calls she used to make to my wife and I, more as a means of reaching out than because she had some news of import to convey – the telephone line as umbilical cord.

So she would call and ramble on about my eating habits and smoking and how the neighbor was remodeling his home and the dust was settling in thick layers all over our home as a result and about the other neighbor whose daughter, based in the US, was pregnant, and…

I listened patiently to those stream-of-consciousness chronicles of the mundane ticks of her time because I knew she was, in her own way, trying to make up for lost time. Through a torrent of words, she was trying to make up for the grim silences of the past.

So that day, she…

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Author: galeweithers

Barbadian mother of teenager; lover of loud laughter amidst tears; happy to follow God's lead while writing a word or two (and winning national awards) to make a difference in the lives of others.

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