Turning Point....  

methodman1000 41M
1739 posts
4/19/2006 11:10 am

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Turning Point....

Because of a situation that my girlfriend and I had to deal with,I came up with this quote: "Once you are forced into a situation, you then realize what you are made of"

What was the situation that let you know what kind of person you really are?

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
4/19/2006 1:22 pm

Being diagnosed with a serious, or potentially serious illness is probably the points in my life that have shown me and others what I'm made of.

OboesHonedIambs 63F

4/19/2006 10:53 pm

I've been friends with a fella since I was 13 and he was stationed at Sandia Base. Anyway, his wife was dying from breast cancer and she was in a convelescent center in San Franscisco and she wanted to come home. They were in a motorcycle crash in the previous November and had had been seriously hurt, and the result for her was that after her surgery and so on, she was too ill to continue chemo, so her cancer returned with a vengance. I'd just been fired from a job two weeks before Christmas. My called and said "help" so, I flew out to SF the day after Christmas and stayed until mid-February.
Now his wife was a honey. You could say she was homely, but when she smiled, she was evenescent. Amazing. Well, at the convalesent center we made plans for her to come home, at their place, I packed a lot of collectibles so larger display cases could be moved so we could navigate the hall and move her wheelchair around. Since my old friend is an anal control freak, this was tedious work and he's lucky I didn't bitchslap him even once. It was a hard week and I learned how to do things like move her from her hospital bed to her wheel chair to the johnny. I also learned about wound care and emptying urine bags, and how to give a bed bath & shampoo.
DISEASE makes me queasy. I have a hard time being around serious illness and seeing people suffer.
But these were dear friends and she was the wife of my dear friend, so. There I was. By the end of the week we had her moved back home, installed in a different room with a rented hospital bed. I alternated between helping with her hospice care and keeping his feet nailed to the ground. I spend 5 and a half weeks out there and she died 2 weeks after I left. They were some of the best 5 weeks of my life.

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mycin62 56F

4/20/2006 1:44 am

I've been in that situation, although, I prefer to say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

It was when my mother died, right in front of my eyes, in a foreign country, and there wasn't a damn thing I could do about it. If she was in the USA, she wouldn't have died. Horrifying!

bardicman 51M

4/20/2006 6:08 am

If my ass was a situation and since everyone knows what you are made of I am sure it would take a lot of forcing.

I am not dead yet

want2play926 46F

4/20/2006 8:04 am

For me~
My mother having a brain tumor, planning my wedding, working full time an hour one way for my soon to be hubby's home, then becoming pregnant for the first time, caring for my mother everyday, being in 2 friends weddings, enduring 5 wedding showers, 6 baby showers, going to very doctor appointment with my mother, doing all her meds, dealing with new in laws that tried to break us up at every turn, watching my mother die and having my daughter 5 days later.

All this was in a span of 1 year 1 month....

spoldrtn812 52F  
1058 posts
4/20/2006 11:27 pm

I think what has shown me what I'm made of is my fathers passing!! I always thought when my daddy died I just lay down and die with him!

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rm_chill57 36F
180 posts
5/11/2006 6:04 am


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