I can't believe...
Tuesday, May 01, 2018
I was looking at all the wonderful spark goodies I've received over the years. Going back to the very first one in 2009, I realize how much has happened.
Geri's COPD got bad. We moved out of my home I had been in for 22 years. Lot's of memories, but Geri came before my home.
The day after Geri died in December of 2014, I discovered I had ovarian cancer stage 3C. Major surgery and chemo helped. Six months after chemo ended, my cancer returned, as did the chemo. Couples I thought cared disappeared in their support and actual presence. That hurt! Thank God my family stood by me. I am so fortunate!
I ended up isolated. Being a social creature, I needed support, especially since my brother died suddenly one year after Geri. I found this in my Cancer Support Community, therapist, my Spark group, and an organization named Meetup.com. Although scared (understatement) I joined several meetup groups with similar interests. I absolutely was not looking for a partner.
Then God put John in front of me. I am so grateful. We vowed to take care of each other. He was amazing, a great storyteller, loved by everyone, and the most compassionate person in my whole life. He died last summer. Although sad, he was one of the best people in my life, second only to my family.
My weight dropped from 220 to 155. Imlocolinda took over Hoarding - More Than Simple Clutter (major thanks). Did I mention last year I broke my femur and this year I had a complete left hip replacement? The good news is I can still drive with my right leg.
See - hard times can have positive consequences.
What didn't kill me definitely has made me stronger.
There is a point to this diatribe.
I was on overwhelm for several years. I sought help. I got it.
The good Lord willing and the creek don't rise, with support, I'm confident I can get through anything.
You can too.