Hang in there MPG! I went thru something very similar back in the summer of 2016. I feel blessed to still be here, but my faith is strong, so I'm not worried about the hereafter.
Wishing you all the best!
Wishing you all the best!
It is a comfort to know I am in the company of one who has trod a similar path.Hang in there MPG! I went thru something very similar back in the summer of 2016. I feel blessed to still be here, but my faith is strong, so I'm not worried about the hereafter.
Wishing you all the best!
I'm here for you if you want to vent your concerns or emotions as you move forward. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.It is a comfort to know I am in the company of one who has trod a similar path.
Thank you for a very nice posting to this thread.Harry, as we go though this life, some folks never take the time to live it.
I have already been to three funerals this year and had to skip out on a fourth.
I sat in each service knowing two of the people lived good full lives, taking the time to enjoy it as they passed through, and not really knowing a lot about the third person.
I may be a little older than you, I turn 70 in a few months. I think back to how old that used to seem to me, but I don't feel old. .
I would have liked to travel more when the planet was a little safer. Not many big cities I really want to travel to anymore.
I do want to go to Northern Idaho and Montana, Alaska would be a good trip.
A friend of mine died of pancreatic cancer about 6 years ago, had about two months after he was diagnosed. He and his family took a two week fishing expedition to Alaska.
I can't imagine what I'd put on my bucket list if I had 60 days. I have had two friends die from. A heart attack getting up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Not much notice e. I think that is my preference of a way to go.e
Thank you, friend. Don't be surprised if I take you up on this.I'm here for you if you want to vent your concerns or emotions as you move forward. I'll keep you and your family in my prayers.
Sounds to me as if you have a good handle on your two "clock-stoppers" scenarios. :chug::shooter:Nice Video MPG. Sometimes I wonder if it would be better to just not know that our body's clock could stop at any moment due to a diagnosed medical condition. I've got two diagnosed clock stoppers, even though I don't let that slow me down. I kinda wish I didn't know, maybe I would be even more spontaneous. I still like to get a little tipsy when I go out to my friends cabin on a mountain top, play guitars and generally act a fool. Even though last time I passed out for a few seconds when my BP dropped down to the cellar. Hey its all in good fun anyway, if I go - I go, hopefully while testing the latest gun or drinking a bit too much fire water.
I almost checked out a few week ago, what a wake up call.
I'll post the link so I don't have to re-write it. Scared me to death.
Oh My! What happened?
I had the feeling that others in our TA.Net Family might be dealing with health / emotional issues when I was impressed to start this thread. And even though we are barely into the second page, I have been encouraged and uplifted already.I'm in a neighboring valley, Harry, where the shadow is named melanoma. I've completed two infusion treatments that have triggered my body's immune system to attack this cancer. After 18 months it seems to be working. But, the shadow is still there, and always will be throughout the rest of this life. The grace of God, whom I have known all of my life, has more than sustained me during these past few years.
I'm going to retire this coming April from 32 years of working 45 to 55 hours a week. I want to have more time to spend with my wife and our two grandchildren, go shooting more often with my oldest son, and visit my youngest son who lives out of state. That these are priorities has always been a given, but some things sharpen one's focus to make the most out of the years we have remaining.
Thank you for sharing your story and giving us a chance to pray with and for you, and to share our own stories. God bless you, as I know He always has.
Jon,I just returned from a Memorial Service for my wives uncle. He gave 27 years to the USAF, another 17 to BCBS while at this same time earned a degree in phycology. Also along the way was a realtor for a few years after serving his country. He also found the time to father and raise 8 children.
He was also a man who believed in his faith strongly.
This man lived life to it's fullest, gave of himself freely, and had is priorities set right. I only wish that I had taken the time to get to know him better when that was possible.
It was mentioned during the service today that while he was in the hospital a photo was taken. It was not until after his passing that it was noticed that he had the most peaceful look upon his face with a smile all knowing of what was to come.
I agree with the live your life to the fullest, but also take the time to spend part of your life learning from the life of others.
The Tim McGraw song has been a personal favorite since it came out, as has "Why me Lord".
Thank you for sharing your story, it came on a most appropriate time and day for me.