Here is my Thanksgiving Post!
I am truly thankful that in this most difficult of years, I have met and made new friends and that my support network of old friends and family remains largely intact. It is mainly their reaching out to me that has enabled me to continue my own struggles with serious health issues!
My son David’s death was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to deal with, and without the support of his RWB friends, I don’t think I would have been able to go on! The stories they related to me about how kind and generous David was, made me realize that he had taken to heart the most important of the things I had tried to teach him. They are among the best people one could ever hope to have as friends. I hope to remain in contact with them and will do my best to assist them in any way I can!
My friends from prior to this year and my family, have also done their best to make my burden easier to bear! Their jokes and posts kept me interested enough to want to stick around. Mental stimulation is a great way to keep motivated when stressed! Those who have taken time from their busy schedules to visit have been the greatest blessing!
I am very thankful for my doctors! They have been on top of my problems and have given me the best possible chance to continue the struggle that is my life. I particularly want to thank Dr. Flores, for it was her realistic evaluation of my over all health and candor that made me see the value in cancelling the trip Susan and I had been planning for over a year and a half. She told me flat out that had we actually gone, I probably wouldn’t have survived the flight. She also had Dr. Ganem reevaluate my August procedure to see if there was something else that could have been causing my deterioration, which led to the October procedure.
I am most thankful for my wife, Susan! She has been a constant in the chaos of my life. Without her I probably would not still be around. I’ve grown to love her more each and every day since we met on November 17, 1973! I’m glad she said yes to going out for Pizza that day! I hope I can keep her as happy as possible, for she makes every day worth living!