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Planning For Travel When Someone you Love Suffers From Chronic Illness

Last week, my wife posted an article about traveling with chronic pain, chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia on our couple’s blog. This week, I posted from the caretaker perspective. She has gotten better about travel, but still has a tendency to over-extend herself, which is where I come in to play. Of course, sometimes my reminding her that she has real limits ends up in a minor pout.

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Some things that I learned this week…

This week, I learned something profound:  It matters to connect with people you care about early and often.  I learned this because there is a friend that I can no longer connect with.

She died this week.  Suddenly.  Several niche communities lost a great personality when Andrea died on the 21st.  This loss was significant to me in a number of ways, not the least of which was the fact that I held Andrea and her husband in high regard.  She will be missed.  She had a wicked sense of humor and was a Master (Mistress) of Snark, and her delivery was so soft-spoken that she took more than one person by surprise. 😀 Continue reading


Thought for the day

When I started working at Target, I met one of the managers and thought she was a bit of a crank. You know, moderately disagreeable, a bit bitchy, not the sort of person that you really want to get to know. Last night, I learned different.

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