Valentines Day 2003
Dehydration, constipation, hernia, bloating of belly, nausea. Loss of taste, no sense of smell since brain surgery (comatose for months) in 1988 when part of frontal lobe was removed with tumor, new brain lining failed to hold, opened again, scar along length of nose from stitches, physical depressions in forehead from opening skull, mind retention less, memory loss, over-dosing, under-dosing, drug allergic reactions, weakened chipping nails. Bandages, $1,000 tube creams, dripping fluids, pills, capsules, herbs, $100 oz. maitake mushrooms, cat's claw, shark's fin. Can not sleep on decadron, prednisone for inflammation, drug induced psychosis, wired, wild, out of control, "off the wall", dis-inhibition from drugs and brain surgery.
Marcel, z"l, lived to go to his daughter's wonderful wedding.
'The Comeback King' made it
and in his electric wheelchair, he danced!
Baruch Dayan HaEmet
Marcel, z’l, my husband of 31 years, died January 17, 2006, 17 Tevet, after last few years of paralysis and living in his bed 23/24 because of the lymphedema, and last three years and more surgeries of hours of the worst complex medical conditions.
G*d finally took home Marcel’s soul after six months of agonizing artificial "life-support" and eighteen years of cancer, since the first two horrific brain surgeries in June 1988.
Marcel's story was on http://www.thestatus.com/.
I wrote on his gravestone:
He remained Number One in his challenge -- his being Survivor Warrior.
My story of Marcel's 'hours' was written in 2003,
before the last three worst suffering years of his life.
Or were they the 'worst' hours?
Marcel said, "I love you", and "Thank you".
~ ~ ~
Another story on Marcel
HOURS represents Sephirot of Chesed, Gevurah, Tiferet, Netzach, Hod, Yesod and Malchut in Netzach / endurance with lovingkidness, strength, compassion, determination, gratitude, bonding, devotion, and being all we can be to save a life.