It's normal to be obsessed with a personal health problem. But I was just thinking about the fact that all of us, yes, ALL of us have something major going on in their lives.
After chemo on Tuesday, Hubby and I went to the hospital to visit an injured friend. Hubby had visited him a few times before, but I had previously been too tired to go. When I finally got to see Ken, I was really shocked. You see, this guy had the most sparkly blue eyes ever, and talked with a loud voice. He was always making jokes and helping others. If you needed to have some type of work done, he knew exactly who you could call. He knew everybody and had tons of friends. Then, a few weeks ago, he was delivering food to a shut-in. At the apartment complex, a dog ran up and bit him. His knee-jerk response was a verbal "That dog should be put down!" The dog's owner heard him, and came running. He then proceeded to tackle Ken, who fell on the ground, smacking his head on solid concrete. After a brief tussle, the man ran into his apartment and came out with a gun!. Ken managed to wrestle it away from the guy. Police came. Ken went home. And then the real trouble began. Ken was admitted to the hospital and underwent brain surgery for a brain bleed.
Our Ken is really having a horrible time of it. His beautiful blue eyes are now dull and blank. He has lost a lot of weight and speaks haltingly in a quiet tone. He has a long road ahead of him. His wife of two years, is holding up amazingly, but she is in turmoil. Please put your hands together and say a quick prayer for this young man and his family. Prayers DO work.
Another person that I am concerned about is one of the techs that helps me with my chemo treatments at Ghosh Clinic. I had not seen the first few times I went for infusions, but she had worked there in the years I went for my cancer treatment (2013-2015). When I acknowledged her and said I hadn't seen her on my current previous days there, she remarked that she had been on leave for 3 months. I asked her if she had been a patient there at Ghosh's, wondering if she was a cancer victim, too. She answered, "Not here. But at the University of Iowa hospital." Yipes! Come to find out that she had had a rare bone cancer and had bones fused in her neck. Her brain had also been involved in all this. I didn't quite get that part. Her gait was unsteady and she walked slowly, which will eventually come back. But, what a trooper! What a brave soul!
I know some lovely people who are having some serious issues concerning relationships (you know who you are) and that is probably as nerve-wracking and critical as medical stuff. I am here for ya!
So, many of you that are reading this have major stuff going on in your own lives. I may never know what, or how bad things may be for you. But it's true. Life is tough. That's why I want to say Thanks again for all the good wishes and prayers sent my way. I truly appreciate every kind thought.
And don't forget . . . life really is good.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL