From Joey’s Mom to His New Forever Home Loss again…Joey The Cat left today for his new forever home. Here is his story I helped him write for his new forever family… My name is Joey. Sometimes my mom fondly calls me Joey the Cat. I was found hanging around someone’s backyard. I was looking for a forever home. They couldn’t keep me. [...]

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One month after he was gone

Today marks, by the calendar numbers, one month since he died, June 8, 2013. Last week I didn’t cry. Instead of finding solace in not crying I worried my lack of [...]

Post Hospital Diary – After He Was Gone

I stopped writing my blog about our journey to what I thought would be a healthy outcome for Bob. I look back and see that I needed all my strength to help him fight for his [...]

Hospital Diaries Part 5

The second bone marrow test for MDS is set for May 10th. We are told we just have to wait two days (until the 12th – the Friday) and we will finally get results. On April [...]

Hospital Diaries Part 4

I realized a while ago there was no way I could make this a daily blog. My days are full – waking in the morning with worry followed by doing the bare minimum to keep a [...]

Hospital Diaries Part 3

I realize our story is not remarkable. Other people have been through similar or more lengthy and draining health ordeals. I am just sharing our journey as it happens, not [...]

Hospital Diaries Part 2

Day 3 cont'd.: March 22, 2013 I am tired and lying in bed, but feeling hopeful now that my husband has been admitted to hospital and has a real bed (not on an emerg gurney) [...]

Hospital Diaries Part 1

March 24, 2013 Our medical system is broken. My husband and life partner is trapped in it. So are the medical professionals who just want to help people. They didn’t [...]

Be thankful and stop complaining

Someone posted this on Facebook the other day. Bang! It hit home for me in a HUGE way! It will be my mantra this year. Not only that, I plan to ask people who are [...]

New year, new day, new hour…but the fight continues

I haven't posted anything on my blog since September 2011. I have started several posts, but never finish them. I think I have to face the demon that haunts me before I can [...]

Things I learned from my granddaughter…

We had our granddaughter (age 7) stay with us this week. I realized quickly that all the angst that goes with parenting disappears with grandparenting. Things like dishes to [...]