October is really our month to remember, isn't it?? Julie and Mel. Susan passed away 6 yrs ago this month too. October was also the month of our St. Louis Reunion (my first) at that "dumpy" motel as Lori so kindly described it.
I remember on the shuttle ride in from the airport in STL, Becky Phelps and I sat together. We'd never met, but started talking as soon as the shuttle left the airport. Becky was wearing her Halloween sweater and sharing her antibacterial hand sanitizer.
I wish I had pictures of the look we both exchanged when the shuttle arrived at the "Bates" hotel; it was priceless. BUT, we had a wonderful time that weekend inspite of the surroundings. It is a precious memory which helped me through so many difficult days dealing with this wretched disease.
So many gone, but so many of us still here living with a chronic disease and doing just fine. We are all of us, old and new BC survivors so very special. Keep being tough because that's what it takes to keep this "bad boy" in line.
Hugs from here, Luci
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer. Albert Camus