situation sunday

# 10

Situation #1
You are back in the dating game, after 20 something years of being married. You are in your 40's. You meet some one you really like, and have been on a few dates....you really like this person. When do you tell him that you have a "problem"...A disease that effects you. It is not contagious...PKD,,,A kidney disease where you kidneys are enlarged and keep pushing forward,,and cysts that keep recurring in four major organs? You feel healthy and all, but at times it is a major setback? When and how do you let them know about this "baggage"?
This sort of thing actually happened last summer. The big difference is that I have not been married, but I haven't dated much in the past five or six years; I met a wonderful man and we were supposed to meet for lunch the day I was admitted to the hospital last June. I called and left a message breaking our date and he phoned back and asked if he could come to the hospital. He knew right up front that I had a life-threatening situation... and it sort of factored into our not attempting a relationship.

Situation #2
A couple that you have known, and dealt with the past 15 years. Very nice people that have adopted a mentally challenged boy. They rented this house for the past 45 years,,{they now are in their late 80's},their adopted son lives in a separate apartment. They have just been told that their landlord has died and a distant relative now owns the place and gives them a order to vacate. They have 2 months to find a place to live. They are heart broken. And cannot afford today's rent of $2000 a month. How do you help them?
There's not too much I can do to help, other than making lists of assistance opportunities for them. I would gather phone numbers and let them know there are services available for them.

The next situation....is just made up.

Situation #3
You have just been told by your doctor that you have a very rare disease, you blood can only flow to one extremity,,,your arms or your legs. You have to choose which ones, the other shall get amputated....which do you choose?
Uhm... I guess I would lose my legs. Too bad I couldn't do one arm and one leg... but... I guess my legs. I don't really have a good reason. Other than I love hugs.

1 comment:

Helena said...

I was thinking that too, one arm and one leg. But when you choose either it makes it much harder, I really don't know what I would do. Thanks for playing. Helena