IT’S ME!

HAVE BEEN BUSY DEALING W/A COMP. VIRUS & ITS AFTER-AFFECTS SINCE LAST WED. 4 ME, IT IS LIKE LOSING MY PHONE, PURSE, PLANNER & WALLET. BUT EVEN MORE FRUSTRATING, WAS THAT IF I NEEDED HELP, IT WAS NEVER WHEN I WANTED IT, AS NO1 SITS WAITING 4 MY BECK & CALL (IT’D DRIVE ME CRAZY ANYHOW!) LIFE WENT ON AS NORMAL 2, SO IF I WANTED 2 HURRY DOWN 2 MY COMP. IN THE MORNING, 1ST I HAD 2 ENDURE MORNING ROUTINES (SO, IF I WOKE AT 4 AM, I DIDN’T C MY COMP. UNTIL 9/10 AM! BUT THE BENEFIT WAS THAT DURING THOSE QUIET EARLY MORNING HOURS, I WOULD DISCOVER SOLUTIONS 2 TRY OUT).

ON A BETTER NOTE, DESPITE MILD CONGESTION & ABOUT 2 COUGHING FITS/DAY, I’M RELATIVELY HEALTHY. WHEN I WAS SICK, I HAD AN UPPER RESPIRATORY THING. I WAS TOLD IT LASTS A MONTH. SO ABOUT 2X/DAY, I BUILD UP 2 A COUGH.

ANYWAY, 4 OTHERS, JUST A BAD COUGH. 4 ME, W/NO TRACHE, IT COULD BECOME SERIOUS, EVEN DEADLY. 2 SUNDAYS AGO, I FELT FINE, BUT ONLY WENT 2 SACRAMENT (THE 1ST HR. OF 3 HRS.AT CHURCH, SINCE I WAS W/MY FAM. THAT HR.). I FELT FINE, BUT KNEW OTHERS WOULD FREAK, ESP. SINCE I CAN’T COVER MY MOUTH.

BEEN THINKING. I BEIEVE IT TAKES CERTAIN PEOPLE 2 BE CAREGIVERS OF ANY DISABILITY & ALSO 2 BE A STROKE SURVIVOR. MY STUBBORNESS & MY STRONG WILL 2 BE HEALTHY & ALIVE R TRAITS NEEDED 2 BE A STROKE SURVIVOR. AS 4 CAREGIVERS, IT HELPED ME THIS WEEK THAT MARK SEEMED 2 POSSESS COMP. KNOWLEDGE I DID NOT HAVE. BUT THE CHARACTER TRAIT I WILL COMMENT ON THAT MARK POSSESSES IS ABUNDANCE IN HIS CREATIVITY. HE IS NEVER CONTENT 2 SIMPLY MAINTAIN THE STATUS QUO. REGARDING MY CARE. HE IS CONSTANTLY INVENTING NEW & BETTER WAYS OF DOING THINGS (LIKE, I HAVE A COMP. DESK I CAN JUST ROLL INTO & BE COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT W/1 THING –QUITE THE FEAT, CONSIDERING MY VERY LIMITED CAPABILTIES). HE HAS INVENTED DIFFERENT ITEMS THAT I THINK COULD BE PATENTED THAT HAVE MADE HIS CARING FOR ME & THE QUALITY OF MY LIFE SO MUCH BETTER. I HAVE NOTICED SEVERAL CAREGIVERS OF VARIOUS DISABILITIES HAVE THIS SAME TRAIT, & BECAUSE OF IT, NO1 UNDERSTANDS ME LIKE MARK DOES!

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  1. What a wonderful tribute to Mark. His (and your kids) lives changed radically when yours did, but often we see only your situation. The family has OFTEN commented that Mark is a very special person. Not many husbands would have stuck in there and taken over complete care as he has. We love to read your comments in passing about Mark. You two give a special meaning to life being ‘short’ and eternity something to ‘work’ for. We love you all. Uncle D and Aunt LA

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