We moved to Florida 16 months ago and getting accustomed to this area has been a problem for me. We have a Church we attend and I really don't feel comfortable there. I have problems relating to strangers and I feel overwhelmed every week in Church. But my wife is enjoying meeting some of the ladies so it is good.
I used to be an extravert! An extreme extravert!! Now, I am much more reclusive and introverted. I joined the Gideon's and tried to break into that group, but I don't fit. I tried to volunteer at the USS Alabama Memorial, but it is too far away for me to go alone and they won't let me work on weekends. Also, I was physically exhausted after a few hours of accessing the turrets. So that is out too.
One of my big issues is that people tell my wife, I am not sick! How the hell do they know?! They did not know me before 16 months ago. They did not know me when I was in my prime, when I had almost total recall of everything I read or heard! Now, I have difficulty reading, because the words don't make sense, I don't remember what I read. Yet, some judgmental idiot tells my wife, who knows better than I how much I have changed and gone down hill, that I am not sick with LBD! Frankly, I am fed up with people and with people who don't know me or what Lewy Body Dementia is.
The woman that told my wife I was a fake, has a husband who has Parkinson's. He recently had the brain implant to control his tremors and t worked well. But she has no idea what we are going through and I am through trying to educate closed minded idiots.
So, I remain lonely, without anyone to talk Navy with or a ministry to work in. It is my opinion that Florida, at least Northwest Florida, is filled with self centered, ignorant, know it alls, and I don't like them. I will just stay home and watch the Western Channel.