Fear is the Enemy!
by Alison Gendron
Retired after 35 years as a Correctional Officer, in the Canadian prison system. 56 years old. I had absolutely no hesitation in retiring from such a dreadful, negative environment.
Shortly before retirement a life altering (not medical) event took place in my life. A very serious, emotional experience involving my family whom I have always been so close to. This has now been going on for 7 months...
People I trusted my life with...who, I feel betrayed me...
Very difficult to deal with..
My Mom..who, at 56, exhibited the signs and symptoms of Alzheimer Disease, eventually died of the disease at 70. She, too..had experienced a very emotional, life altering event(s).
I often wonder if this disease just looks for vulnerability...and I fear it all the time..I hate feeling this way...but often wonder...if each of us have a "breaking" point.
I truly do not want to sound negative...but this is a reality, and real fear...for me...