Mar 30, 2008
Hello to all my fellow explorers in this life. We are on a journey, travelling we know not where. As someone else said, it's not the destination - for we are all going to the same place, but how we treat our fellow travellers on the journey.
During the last 7 1/2 years since developing "Occupational Asthma OR COPD" I have gone through a "long lasting" major depression; raging anger, insomnia, weight loss, lack of interest in everything - including reading**
I have been underemployed after our company went bankrupt, a lot of that in the Canadian auto industry to, and only worked full-time for 17 months in 5 years. I neglected to mention I also have increasingly severe Osteoarthritis from head to toe!
The two diseases combined have been a real test of character and ability to accept pain as well as the realization that "I'm not a kid anymore". Shocking!! One day 7 1/2 years ago. I could walk for 18 holes on the golf course carrying my clubs, the next I couldn't walk 1/2 of one hole without gasping. (I used to run long distance in school, loved it)
I can't say I've bounced back to who I was before, but I have accepted the limitations I must now deal with.
In parting "I'm still a handsome devil!" TAKE CARE ALL