I was sitting on the couch this morning trying to remember if I had gone to the bath room this morning. Maybe not a big deal for you but a big deal for me. Since I only have half of my colon from a previous surgery, I am very concerned about getting constipated.
Another "Big Issues" is, did I take my pills? My wife manages my medicines and places them in an organized pill box. They are organized by day and time. But, some times I forget to take them. Naturally, this is a big issue medically. But it is also a big deal for my independence. If I loose the ability to take my meds on time, I will feel even more diminished.
We find that as our disease progresses, little things become big issues. Issues that upset us when we miss them. For instance, I forget to zip up my fly when I get dressed! It's not a big deal for others since I always wear my shirts out. But, it annoys me. As my Dad aged he told me; "It's no big deal if you forget to zip you fly. It is a big deal if you zip you fly before you are done." Ouch!
Other issues are forgetting the last time I took a shower. Days seem to blend together so I loose track of what I did on what day. Annoying! I never forget to eat. That is not an issue yet. Planning events annoys me. I hate to plan and for the most part, I don't want to go when the planned date comes up. If we just GO somewhere, I am much better.
Another big annoyance is our budget. My wife runs the daily budget and has forever. She is great at it and as a career Navy man, I was gone so much that it was the best choice. That being said, I always kept up and we discussed the budget often. Now, any mention of the budget sends me into a rage!
So, these are just a few of my issues, but I am interested in yours. So, comment on this post and let everyone know that their issues are normal for those of us dealing with LBD.