Recently, I have experienced times of over-powering drowsiness and struggle to keep my eyes open. My eyelids will be swollen and overall, I feel terrible. I have always been ADHD and a workaholic. Often, I would work as much as 60 to 100 hours a week. Now, I have to live with the ill effects of doing this coupled with a diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies (LBD)
Most days, I spend many hours a day on my website and social media learning from others and sharing information about dementia and my personal journey. Often, I will push myself beyond reasonable limits. Previously, I would attempt to overcome with mental strength. Now, I have finally realized that I must stop and rest to recover.
I will stop and have a talk with "Lewy" and tell him that it is time for him to go on vacation. Then, I will take a nap. After I wake up, I am ready to start again. Unfortunately, I am having to remind "Lewy" more frequently that he needs to take more vacations.
Yesterday was one such day of overpowering drowsiness and today is truly a blessing of having fun with my wife and spending time in advocacy too.
Be LBD Strong!
©2015 Robert Bowles
Robert Bowles, Jr.