ON THE EVE OF TALYAA’S BRAIN SURGERY TOMORROW JULY 8TH 1:30 PM
I AMlistening to Christmas music as I have a lot of the day, with our Christmas tree in the background lit. My beloved is finishing up the evening with the last of her 3 daily coffee enemas. My men’s group in Seattle just finished their meeting – I miss them terribly. What do these three things share in common? Family and community.
Christmas is when I have strongly felt family and community. My beloved IS family and community and so much more wrapped up into the best human being I have ever met and shared life with. My men’s group in Seattle held me metaphorically and literally as I struggled so terribly with saving my wife from cancer.
On the eve of my wife’s brain surgery, I feel a bittersweet sadness over how much I miss being in community. And in my deep sadness I believe that my beloved and I are beginning a new chapter in our Fantastical Odyssey with this craniotomy – a chapter which will bring us out of our relative isolation into greater community as we share our story.
It is a love story, in case you hadn’t guessed yet…
FUNDRAISER LAUNCH AFTER 3 YEARS OF FEAR
And today we finally launched our fundraiser – after 3 years of so much fear around asking for help. Actually my fear was around whether anyone would show up to help. I was too afraid to find out the possibility that we would never receive the help we truly need to conquer cancer. My love for my beloved wife won over my fear. Here is our fundraiser.