The past month has been difficult...Jen spent a week in the hospital due to difficulties with pain management and symptom control. While in the hospital, almost every night was filled with friends and food, laughter and conversation.
She has been waking up with intense pain in her knees and legs the last two nights, and we had to up her pain meds today. Couple this with wonderful times spent with family and friends, my work being very understanding and allowing me flexibility with my schedule, and amazing support from strangers, and you have a mix of bitterness and sweetness, sadness and joy, that emotionally stretches and snaps back...building resilience.
As she sleeps and tries to get rest, we envision that this is only temporary and will pass.
The difficulty is only out-shined by the gratitude and presence, the strength and courage of my lovely wife.
The continued support of the many angels in our life, their show of compassion and commitment, soothes the bite.
We will continue to search, to treat, and to pray...to hope and live in hope (fittingly, this is the motto of the state I was born and raised in).