Friday, December 15, 2006

Peace of Mind

The last month has been crazy. We both have been very busy with work, especially E. His consulting work went from a career low of zero billings in September to more work then he can handle. Another stress inducing item we tackled had to do with the disposing of the contents of a house. After being on the market for seven months with very little activity, the family beach house suddenly sold with a cash sale and short close. All the furniture, furnishings and stuff had to be removed. Other than appliances the buyer wanted none of it. E and I spent three weekends packing it up and arranging for movers and seeing that everything was disbursed to various family maters, sold, given away or thrown out.

synapses in the brain
But the most troubling situation was the health of one of our extended family members. E’s Ex-Wife (E-W) had a benign brain tumor removed at the beginning of December. It wasn’t diagnosed until the last days of November. Prior to that, it was thought that the change in her behavior was caused by stress or another minor physical ailment (female bladder issues). When her physical and mental health started to rapidly diminish, the big diagnostic tests were brought in and an MRI of her brain showed a lemon sized tumor pressing on her brain. The operation was a success and a full recovery is expected.

E-W is an amazing woman. Not only is she bright, beautiful and active, she has been extremely understanding and supportive of E’s coming out and our getting together. During the last four years, they have been more “best friends” rather then “ex-spouses”. We have spent a lot of time in the last few weeks helping E-W and her new husband with a number of tasks. At times, we seem to be communication central … the go to place for friends and family to get information on her health. After months of concern and failing health, it is a great relief to see her on the mend.


Daniel, the Guy in the Desert said...

That's amazing that E and E-W are still friends. That's a rare accomplishment.

Erik said...

It sounds like you all have a great relationship and friendship. That is rare. Add an ex and it is extinct.

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