I’m having trouble keeping up with email and tons of love shown on Facebook, so let me give a quick update: my partner’s initial diagnosis indicates a non-cancerous brain tumor. We meet with a neurosurgeon next week to determine next steps, which probably means surgery.
I am looking on the bright side: it’s not cancer, and he is not in pain. In fact, he asked for some of my famous homemade chicken soup for dinner — a recipe that one of our family’s favorite uncles was well-known for.
The hospital staff and physicians were very good to both of us. While we have legal paperwork in place so that I could formally advocate for him if I had to, we didn’t have to produce that. They treated me as his spouse and consulted with me that way.
More to come… but pardon me for a break, as I’m caring for the one I love. Each minute is precious.
Remember: life is short … show those you love that you love them.