You "Warrior Women" continue to be amazing in supporting your loved one and your "Band of Sisters". Somehow, you even find time to support members of this forum like me when I had a "flameout" and vented; Nhwife, I thank you. Tednsal started this thread long ago when Bud and Silverlace's husband were fighting their battles and it is now in its 2nd edition. The moderators completely support you and 142 has booked reservations to be at Passages" Asia's West Point graduation--awesome support!
Last month was terrible and Jitters, Judy, and Bjnemo lost their spouses but not without a heroic fight. They did everything possible to squeeze every drop of life out of every day for their husbands; I salute them. Your discussions and sharing on drugs, sequencing, side effects and what to expect with palliative care and hospice benefits you all and other members who are not where you are at yet.
Although I dread to read about
your journeys many times, there are instances when I actually smile. Every time that I see a real estate advertizing balloon I laugh. I recall Jitter's husband Jim initially afraid to go on a balloon trip since "he might die". He went and the balloon crashed in a corn field, an irate farmer berated Jitter's and her daughter for tearing up his crops, and to top it off they got their vehicle stuck in the mud; this was terrible to experience then but wonderful to remember now.
I have also grinned at Passage's journey when her husband "naps" in church and she has to put up with and clean a "skunked up dog in her house due to her husband's screw-up. They honor rich Southern Civil War traditions and I can picture the clan with Mike in his colonel uniform along with Asia in her West Point whites for photos that will last for generations. One of my favorite songs is Joan Baez's "The Night They Drove Ol Dixie Down" and I'm a "darned" yankee.
Sorry for rambling, but "keep on keeping on" and wearing your hearts on your sleeves.