Jul 28, 2013 - 11:38 pm
We all have losses of various kinds. Be it the children leave, or become estranged. A spouse or significant other Dies or leaves via divorce. Whatever the way , loss is indeed hard.
My wife Josephine and I were married 56 years last month. Yet I will soon loose her. In a way I have lost her already, since sshe is no longer the lady I married so long ago. She has alzheimers, and according to her Dr. probably won't make it to Christmas.
I was dxed in December of 2009. 2010 brought chemo coupled with radiation. Then a resection of my colon requiring an ileostomy.
6 weeks later a reversal of the ileostomy only to suffer a fistula. But the fistula healed itself from the inside out. God saw to it hat I was NED because Josephine needed me. November 2012 I had to move her to a nursing home since she required more care than I could provide at home.
In a way I have already lost her, since she is no longer the lady I married so long ago. With my 4 children I do have fond memories of the 50+ good years we had. We often traveled seeing most of the world over the years.
Cherish your loved ones while you have them.
I wish you all as many good years as Josephine and I have had.