My brother Jim said he would trade places with me if he could, but I feel that if anyone can handle this shitty ALS diagnosis I’m the perfect candidate because I have so much.
Here are a few of the reasons why I feel this way:
- I have strong faith that things are happening to me for a great reason and I have to trust, without clarity, that I believe in it.
- Mark and I are both retired so with Mark’s loving help we are able to function normally.
- We live in a handicap assessable home which is really bizarre because we had intentions of building a five level house after we sold our home five years ago.
- Kelly, Chris and Tucker live near us and Kelly uses her nursing skills to help me and keep me organized with my medical care.
- Mark and I having no financial worries and wonderful health insurance.
- Corey encouraged me to write this blog and share my stories which has brought so much meaning to my life because of the beautiful responses and my faithful readers.
- Bryan, Ashley and Pongo live two miles away from us and always stop by with great big smiles and giggles to brighten our day.
- I am happy for Chad because he has Devin who is helping to bring great love and balance to his life.
- I am happy for Corey because he has Bevan who has experienced so much diversity in his life and can help guide him.
- I am happy to have our wonderful grandsons, Cole and Peyton, because they seem to adapt beautifully to what life serves them.
- I have the best family and friends in the world which makes for a great support system.
- I’m able to function everyday with little or no side effects from medicine I am taking.
- I am grateful I didn’t have to endure a painful surgery, chemotherapy or radiation that some folks have to go through.
- And finally, I am grateful that my disease has allowed me time to adjust to my weaknesses and allows me time to spend with the people I love.