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His physical pain, my emotional pain.

by DynamicDbytheC on September 11, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Three years ago, we were biking through the Blueridge Mountains of Virginia celebrating my 50th birthday (his birthday gift to me was the trip). This week, James began limping, is having difficulty even sitting and his pain almost sent him to the ER. I don't like spoiling his alive time with sadness and angst, but seeing him deteriorate sent me to a bad place. I pulled myself out of it and we are carrying on with LIFE.


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