Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Support

                                                    


There's a book "When Bad Things Happen To Good People". I haven't read it but I like the title. It's reassuring. After all, bad things are part of life's journey - unfortunately. So we handle it and strive to surmount the dark patch. And much of the time we do. 

Part of the ways we survive the bad things are the good people that support us through it all. By support, I mean a caring word, a gesture, a prayer. A phone call, text or email - checking in means more than I would ever have guessed. 

I survived a very scary episode. My churning stomach, my faltering stance, my shaky hands, my quivering voice, my fidgety movements were soothed and put on hold by the phone calls, texts and emails from caring good people - friends and family. 

However, I feel some disappointment and hurt. There are many family members and friends who I am sure were aware of my difficulty who couldn't muster the good will and sympathy to call, text or email - to lend a word of support. I shall never ever forget their silence.

Also, I will never forget those who did check in often. It meant the world to me and truly eased my aching soul. 

Thank you Michael, Maria, Jeannie, Gene, Anne Marie and your warriors, Debbie & Joe, Adam, Stevie, Eddie & Liz, Patsy, Debbie, Merridy, Jerry & Merry, Colleen, Colin, Grace, Diane, Mimi, Mary Jane, Cathy, Amber, Billy, Christine, Lynette, Danny, Terry, Bill, Jazmin, Mary, Maria, Bob, Donna, Gary, Jolly, Donna L., Donna H., Brenda, Paul, PJ, Courtney, Craig, Chris, Lisa, Nicky, Pat, Lizz, Maria C. , Eileen and Joanne. 

                                                    


The worst is over. Life is good, again. The hurt subsides. How precious is authentic concern. I cherish it - always. 


                                                

Thanks also to newly aware Sara & MJ.

28 comments:

  1. I think for some it's hard to find the right words to console someone else. I'm just so happy that all is well again. Enjoy your time together.

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  2. Not sure what happened, but it looks like things are improving. Sending positive thoughts that they continue to do so!

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    1. MJ - Glenn had surgery in NYC to remove a tiny tumor on his kidney that may have been cancerous. Because it was discovered early, the surgery was curative. I am grateful for that. I hated that Glenn had to go through this. Glenn was in good hands and the surgery was laparoscopic which is minimally invasive. He is free and clear of it all and is doing very well. Life is just about back to normal.

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    2. Oh, my gosh! How scary!!! Geeze. You MUST HAVE been a mess! So glad for a good outcome. Glad they found it early. I'm not really religious, so I don't really say that I will keep someone in my "prayers," but I DO send positive and healing thoughts your way!!

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    3. Thanks MJ. Glenn is doing very well things are practically back to normal. And so am I haha

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    4. Good for both of you!

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  3. Was Glenn sick? He looks so well, I had no idea.

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    1. He had surgery last Monday that removed a tiny probable cancerous mass at Lenox Hill. It was curative - thank God. He is recovering remarkably well. So well that his Doctor has approved travel as we are eager to go back to our house

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    2. I'm so happy to hear that everything went well. Give Glenn my best & next time (God forbid), let a girl know.

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    3. I couldn't deal with anyone knowing until after the surgery. I somehow knew Glenn would be cured and that's what I hoped I could impart. Sorry but all's well that ends well.

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    4. You're right. You two are so lucky you have each other. Seriously tell Glenn I'm so happy he's well.

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    5. Thanks Cathy I am so grateful that this episode is over.

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  4. Hi Uncle Tony,

    My mom told me about Glen. I hope all goes well. Just wanted to let you know that Beth & I are thinking of you both. I do think of you often.

    Love,

    Ed

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    1. Thank you - Glenn's in good hands - it's curative surgery so all should go well despite my anxiety - I'll keep everyone posted - love unc t

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    2. Glenn Update: Glenn was released from Lenox Hill Wednesday afternoon. We're home here in NYC for his recovery - about 10 days - then if all continues to go well, we should be returning to the house. Glenn is doing spectacularly well. Have a great Easter.

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    3. Great news! I hope you're both having a wonderful holiday

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  5. we heard about glen from mike. how is everything? give him r best btw and tell h we send r love his way.

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    1. Thanks Merry & Jerry - Glenn is doing well in his recovery. He has been discharged from the hospital and healing quickly. Hope to see you guys soon.

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    2. good to hear. roosters sometime soon. take care.

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  6. Anne Ruchalski-CampbellApril 16, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    How are you two? When is Glenn's surgery?

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  7. Surgery is done and he is doing extremely well. he is being released tomorrow and a ten day a recovery is expected. Of course I'll keep you posted.

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    1. Anne Ruchalski-CampbellApril 16, 2015 at 10:35 PM

      Yea! I am so happy it all went so well! When will you head back to Red Maples?

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    2. Don't quite know yet. I'll keep you posted. Glenn is healing quickly.

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  8. I hope Glenn is ok. Your blog causes me to wonder.

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    1. Glenn is having surgery next Monday to remove a tiny tumor that may be cancerous. Because it was discovered early, the surgery is curative. I am grateful for that but still very anxious nevertheless.

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    2. I'm so sorry to hear that Glenn has to go through this. I hope all goes well. I'll say a prayer that it is benign.

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    3. Thank you - Glenn will be in good hands and the surgery will nip any potential cancer in the bud. He will be fine. Prayers, however, are very welcome

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