Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Cross-Word Puzzle

Can it get any more difficult to decipher Lewy Body language?  Surprise! Surprise! YES!   This week tried both my patience and the limits of my ability to understand my husband's message. I met such puzzling phrases as, "The fartherest (his word) thing we had carried the railroad architecture" (part of a multiple day reference to railroads).   Probing over and over did nothing to bring me closer to meaning.  "Pay my grass"(comb my hair) was much easier because it was accompanied by hand gestures.  With no context to draw upon I'm still working on  "Denmark got beached by Brazil".
My neighbor, K.C., popped in with a fresh cantaloupe in her hand. R.D. greeted her saying, "Hurricanes are good and cool".  His eyes were fixed on the melon so I'm going with the meaning cantaloupes are good and cool.
I enjoyed the sincere question he posed, "Who won the adjustments on the wheel?" Once again it was out of the blue, unrelated to anything in our immediate environment or conversation.  After some frustrating (for the both of us) probes, I figured out he was asking me about my weight loss.  There is something rational in his question but I can't put my finger on it.
"I need someone to help me shine the connection on zero, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. There's a connection to a socket" (he wants his razor).  I deciphered that one immediately so I'm beginning to wonder about my own mind.  How exactly does that make sense and why did I see the meaning so quickly?
In addition to more and more difficult language structures, R.D.'s behavior turned in a new direction - at least I haven't been here  before.  He asked me how long I'd been seeing the bartender, thought every female on TV was me and kept asking, "Is that you talking on the TV?", wanted to know where his mom and dad were, and constantly walks around the house looking for something but cannot tell me what.   He has gotten out of bed twice tonight because he wants to make an $1100. contribution to something as yet unknown to me.  It is one of those... I'll deal with this in the morning.
It has been a long, exhausting week but something tells me I'm in for more excitement in the week ahead!