Hey Buddy, They say when it rains, it pours but in your case, it's a frikin-frakin monsoon! So sorry to hear all you've been going through. I hope that young lady knows how lucky she is (w/ all her bad luck) to have found a caring family like yours! It sounds like she comes from one that isn't very understanding. I hope she will be OK but I know she couldn't be in better hands! I often think about
you and how you manage to keep up w/ all the stress of your job managing the constant pain in your body. When does it finally become too much to handle? I hit my breaking point and cashed it in and my stress was nothing compared to yours!! You said you talked to your wife about
quitting, I understand that feeling completely and pray that you make the right descision. You are like the Rocky Marciano of our family here, no matter how many times you get hit or how hard, you just refuse to go down! I just can't tell you how much I admire and respect you for that! I'm really glad they let your son get matters under control before he left, it would have been awful if he had to leave w/ all that weighing on his mind. So those jokers stole your cane? Lower than a rattlesnakes belly! I'd have been hellbent on finding the rascle who took it and giving then a hard lesson w/ the biz end of the cane! Thats the difference between me and you> you would want to help him and take him under your wing, I would want to beat some sense into him> like that would do any good???
Well friend, I hope you get some rest, you certanly deserve it. I'll write you more later dear friend.
Hang in there, prayers and manhugs comin atcha!!
56 years old, Surgury, Radical Prostatectomy 8/20/03, PSA 6.6, Gleason 3 + 3 = 6, Adenocarcinoma extent (moderate) Stage & Margin:T2NOMX, No Metastases, Organ Confined, bone scan: Neg. 3 1/2 years of depression after surgery prior to Hypogonadizm DX, Testosterone Theropy> new 2/6/09> 400mg injections once a month. 56 and so glad to still be here to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men. They are both serving in the US Navy, Joseph is on the aircraft carrier USS John Stennis back in Bremerton, Wa. after 8 mo. deployment! and Pete Jr. is on The Asault Ship USS Bataan "The Jaws of the Fleet" somewhere in the Persian Gulf w/ 2,000 Marines aboard. I am one very proud (what they call me)> Big Pops!