It's been well over a year since I've written anything on this blog.I really do have a good excuse though. To make a long story short, last August I went into a diabetic coma and nearly died. My entire body went septic and my heart was knocked out of sinus rhythm. It's been a long year of recovery and I'm still not at full strength. My legs are still a bit weak, but I'm slowly getting stronger. Thank heaven that the diabetes is under control now. I'm just thankful to be alive.
In May of 2016 my very best friend suddenly died from diabetic complications. The irony of me almost following her does not rest lightly on me. There's a big hole in my heart where the joy of her friendship used to be.
It amazes me how life moves on.
My husband has been my caregiver. God blessed me with him. I don't think I would have been able to live alone without him. Maybe now I could, but not when I first got out of the hospital a year ago.
When I got out of the hospital, it probably wasn't two weeks later that my dad had an emergency and was in the hospital. He thought it was pneumonia and it turned out to be lung cancer. Wow. That was hard to digest. The first time my husband took me to see my dad I was using a walker to get around. Now I'm using a cane.
Dad is outliving his diagnosis due to the wonderful power of prayer and the loving care of my mom. His cancer is in partial remission. That means it is still there but it isn''t growing. Thanks be to God.
Every day is a gift for all of us. Please tell the ones you love that you do and hug them every chance you get.
Until next time,
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