I genuinely appreciate your kind thoughts and words of support. Ever since I have been a member here on the list, you have always been very supportive and helpful to me, and I truly thank you for that.
You're right, it's really rough to face the holidays knowing your wife won't be there to share them with you. Marilyn was one of those people who just loved to decorate the house for Christmas. Doing that was one of the traditions she grew up with in her own family, and I was very happy to follow her lead and make it a tradition in ours! She would do the inside, and I would do the outside, that was the way we divided it up! It was always such a joy to view the result! It was always, in many ways, the best time of year for us and our two boys growing up.
Christmas last year was my first one without her, and it was very, very hard to deal with. This holiday season is so far maybe a little bit better, because at least I have one year behind me of how to deal with the holidays alone, as difficult as that is.
Fortunately, my two sons are living with me right now (not sure how long that will last, although the three of us get along great) and that has been a h-u-g-e help this holiday season in a lot of ways. But even with the two of them here, there is still that silent emptiness in the house, even after more than a year, that just never seems to go away.
Although it has been over a year since she has been gone, I do so still miss her terribly, as she was truly the love of my life.
And may I now say, so very earnestly, to all of my brothers and sisters here on the list, who may be reading this now, TREASURE YOUR SPOUSE! Keep loving, helping, standing by that wonderful person, in sickness and in health! Yes, "in sickness and in health," as we are doing now here on the list for our loved ones.
Because you never know, you never know ...
But to end on a brighter note, Captain, if you were the CO and I was the XO of a company, I've got a feeling we'd be the best doggone company in the whole doggone battalion! Rating of Outstanding at every inspection!
All the way, sir!
I guess it's not too early to start wishing you, Bill, and any other of our brothers and sisters who may be reading this now a wonderful and most joyous holiday season. May 2013 be a great year for all of us!
What a great list this is!
Chronic prostatitis (age 60 on)
BPH w/ urinary obstruction, 6/2011
Ongoing high PSA, 7/2011-12/2011
Biopsy, 12/2011: positive 3/12 (90%, 70%, 5%)
Gleason 6, T1c
No mets, PCa likely still contained
IMRT w/ HT (Lupron), 4/2012-6/2012
PSA (8/3/2012): 0.1
PSA (12/7/2012): 0.1
Post Edited (81GyGuy) : 12/8/2012 1:15:02 PM (GMT-7)