Thank God for Marijuana!!!

by regg
(Meridian, Idaho)

If there ever was a god-send to help numb one's mind to help deal with a parent with dementia it is MJ.

Getting high helps relieve the edge of what seems like such a huge waste of time (answering the same questions over and over) and not allowing it to drive you completely off the cliff of sanity.

When you are high you can smile and laugh and forget about the stress of it all, and that things are only going to get worse, and that you have dropped everything else in your life which you would rather be doing (like making a decent living).

Hanging out with some one with dementia sucks the life out of you unless you are getting paid for it, or if you are happily high. or i suppose you can stay stone sober and try to fake being happy and just suffer through praying for the end (not a very nice thing to do).

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Well said
by: Anonymous

Pot is the answer; along with dignified death. Quantity of life should never be emphasized and glamourized over QUALITY of life!

If You're So Happy.....
by: Anonymous

...Then why are you even searching out a website like this to write your feelings? You may be getting by, but you're not getting anywhere. I can just imagine a conversation between you and your mom....

"What did you say?"
"Uh...I forget"

There's nothing wrong with taking the edge off now and then, but as a way of living, if you take all the edges off, you'll just be a round, undefined blob.

Take on the challenge of living your life without fear. My mom asks the same question 5 times within 5 minutes, and yeah, it drives me nuts sometimes, but I realize this is the face of aging.

This is her reality and she is living it. I would rather be in tune to what is going on around me so I can understand it and have the ability to make changes to help me deal with it. This is your life too.

It's one thing to be getting stoned to block out someone else's life, but by doing that you are blocking out your own in the process.

But hey...I'm no saint. We are all just trying to get by one way or another. So having said all that...don't bogart that joint, my friend. Just kidding.

Up in Smoke
by: Anonymous

I've always said that it's a shame that people who are so unhappy with their lives they feel they need to be stoned to get through it. Being high all the time just enables you to stay in the sad same situation for the rest of your life.

I have a brother who is married to a nasty controlling jealous woman and instead of making changes and finding a happy life, he just gets high on pot every single day, all day. He drives stoned, works stoned and lives his life stoned. He's even high when he's with his grandchildren.

That's all fine and good...until you realize that you've allowed your whole life to go by with just wearing a mask over your misery. You realize you could have faced it and made changes and have found the happiness you deserve. It will break your heart.

Smoking pot also makes you simply not care. You really don't. My brother only saw my mom twice in the last three months she lived and he refused to come and see her on her last day of life. He just didn't care.

Pot isn't an answer.

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