A Slap of Reality  

rm_rsp54 59F
892 posts
9/6/2006 7:04 am

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9/6/2006 12:19 pm

A Slap of Reality

The past few weeks have been both a whirl and a blurr of events, most which I would probably like to forget. Probably the most significant being the passing of my brother's ex-wife.

She was only 63. She had been in a nursing home the past two years, slow erroding, from Huntingtons disease. It was a brutal reminder to her children of their own mortality. Three of my brother's five children have tested positive. The oldest just turned forty and is showing minor symptoms of the disease. It is so sad. The other two are mid and early thirties and thus far ok. I cannot even imagine how they feel. Their mother's passing has been an eye opener of sorts.

We all gathered and drank and talked and cried. I am trying to lend my support in any way possible. This whole thing makes my troubles seem so easy; well shit, I haven't been handed a death sentance. My son has his problems, but at least I know that he can be helped.

Life goes on for these three people, but we all sit and wait for the disease to rear it's ugly head.
Live life to the fucking fullest...EACH AND EVERY DAY!!!!!

myblueyes1961 56M
6 posts
9/6/2006 11:22 am

rsp54 so sorry for your loss. I too have had one hell of a time in the past 2 wks. I hope all gets better for you soon. As for me I'll get though I always do. Its all in what you make it.

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