I’ve been given a second chance at life. It is more than an incredible circumstance; it’s God send. What has occurred in my life for the past few years could have killed or worsened me, However, it is this remarkable set of circumstances that sent me in another direction. I ended up falling in love again, even at my age, and stage of life. I met a medical doctor on October 23, 2020, when I first entered this place last year. What is incredible is that I have already bonded with his children. Not having children biologically, I feel close to his five children.
Fred gave me medical advice through a very high vitamin regimen that I wouldn’t get otherwise. He also helped me get off monthly IV-G infusions and Rituxan for my autoimmune (LEMS) disease, raised my white blood count from 2.3 to 7.1 within 10 months, and practically cured me of LEMS.
How dare anyone say I play the victim role! If someone feels that way, he or she needs to walk in my shoes for at least one day. I’m doing the best I can. I write posts to this blog as therapy to my illness, and connect to the world. Since I don’t see my family very often, I update and connect with them through FB.
It’s been a daily struggle both physically and medically, but I have made new friendships here. My life is full of compassionate and caring people. I didn’t like this environment at first. It took me several months to adapt to my new surroundings, but meeting Fred made it easier for me.
I’ve developed a new relationship with God, going to weekly bible studies, and putting trust in Him. Maybe this new experience proved beneficial for several reasons. I’m not only restoring my faith in God, Fred has shown interest in knowing the Lord. He was reared in the the Northeast, me in the Southeast. He was brought up in a Jewish synagogue, me in a Baptist church. But given our differences, we are two peas in a pod. We get along very well.
Other than that, it’s been peaceful and calm lately. Less stress as I complete my journey I’m on. Actually, less tension with less phone calls. I personally feel my family has been in conflict ever since my mother’s death on March 23, 2020. It has caused chaos, but we are slowly building a new foundation with each other. More importantly, we have stayed together as a whole. One important ingredient is that we learn to love and respect each other.