Monday, December 31, 2012

Mama's Big Break - Some of These Daze

It's been a helluva year for us, the nonstop exhausting, emotional roller coaster ride that continues with "Dementia Mama Drama". BTW, I'm terrified of roller coasters - thanks to Mama! 

Mama was diagnosed with Myelodysplasia/Leukemia this year which is now more of a concern than her Dementia/Alzheimer's (and we thought we were challenged before)! In 2012 we've been to the ER 3 times, the hospital 7 times for transfusions & had the "final talk" at least twice. Mama seemed to be on deaths door a few times & we were prepared for the worse, but then she bounced back & we're grateful for that! We tell her that she's like the "Energizer Bunny". When she doesn't get that analogy we say "ya know like Liza Minnelli, she keeps on going & going" - she understands this concept.

Mama has always wanted to be a singer and an actress, as you may know from previous posts & videos. Singing has gotten & continues to get us all through a lot of our "drama". Music is magical & puts her in a happy place. So as a gift this year, Douglass & I have made a dream come true for Mama - she is finally starring in a film! Okay, so we created a short video montage & maybe it'll be Mama's "Big Break"! Hollywood, can you hear her?

Enjoy our video starring the one & only inimitable "Anna with a Z" aka "Dementia Mama Drama". 
Below is her video "Mama's Big Break - Some of These Daze." 

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