This will be a personal story, and I will write it fast because I don't want to write it. It'll also be short because I'm not doing too well.
Bowel incontinence is a really unpleasant thing, as you may guess, and today was a decidedly bad day. There was no way to stay close enough to the bathroom to read things off at the pass, so to speak.
It's also humiliating. Yes, I know that it's a part of illness, and there's no shame in what you can'tcontrol, but for someone who prided himself on physical fitness, to be reduced to this is a source of something more than embarrassment. It's a source of shame.
And it caused me to be distant when Barbara came home from work. She was concerned that it was something she did or said, and I had to unbend enough to explain what had happened, and why the clothes dryer was still running.
She asked me please not to pull away and shut her out...and she's right.
It's a hard thing, to put aside that level of pride and self-regard.
Much to my surprise, I decided to participate in a '31 Days' blogging exercise; rather than interrupt the flow of this post, I have another blog established, "Starting The Day With Grace". The focus is a grace quote from someone you might not expect (like, say Ariel Sharon) and a short commentary.
And now that October's over...I'm going to keep it going. I hope you'll join me.
Marley update...he's probably going to be moved to a sanctuary, and Bay County will revise their 'dangerous dog' codes.
WE ARE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
He's up over 200,000 signatures, but PLEASE keep the pressure on. If you haven't signed, please do! Please click o his name in the paragraph below.
If you have a moment, I'd like to ask you to visit Change.org to consider a petition to free a 'death row dog' who has been separated from his family for ten months over a misunderstanding. Marley was saved from Afghanistan by a US serviceman; please help make sure this story doesn't end in needless tragedy! Marley's gotten a lot of support...but he still needs our help.
If you can, please do leave a comment. I am trying to answer all, and I am failing, but please know this - I read and treasure each one.
Below are my recent releases on Kindle -please excuse their presence in the body of the blog. I haven't the energy to get them up as 'buttons' in the sidebar. You can click on the covers to go to the Amazon links.