July is a significant month in our life. 20 years ago we saw the MRI film and heard those words that is a brain tumor in the temporal lobe. 17 years ago Ron's Dad died at the end of July after his battle with prostate cancer. Ron's Dad told us that his wish was that Ron would live a long life despite his tumor. Ron honored that wish and has never given up.
I celebrate my birthday in July and make a wish every year as I blow out my candles on my ice cream cake that I will have Ron at my side for my next birthday. Last July that cake tasted so good because Ron had made it through yet one more surgery. In preparation to celebrate this year I started the process of getting our book published. Here we are a year later and I can't wait to blow out those candles. Thanks for joining me on this journey and your support in this endeavor.
Book Summary ** Our lives, after the diagnosis and subsequent treatment, of my husband for a brain tumor, clearly have taken a path less traveled. Yet our journey has and continues to be, a journey of hope, joy and of unyeilding commitment. We invite you into our lives, a view of our childhood, marriage, a marriage seperate from convention, yet strongly bound. Join us as we recall the last twenty-five years, twenty of which have been spent LIVING with a brain tumor. Come, witness our challenges and discover our triumphs as we reinvent our relationship, struggle to redefine marriage roles, communication styles, and reclaim intimacy after illness.