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Chapter 20: TBI - Closure

“Life is not about winning the race; Life is about finishing the race and how many people we can all help finish this race.”  ~ Marc Vero… 1,476 more words

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Chapter 19: TBI - Holding On

Once the lithium started to work for Pat and he was more alert again, there were new issues that forced me to face the possibility of him not being accepted at a facility in Mayerthorpe, meaning that we wouldn’t even be in the same town, let alone the same house.  1,883 more words

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Chapter 18: TBI - Sink or Swim

When I first started sharing this story, I was honest in writing that it wasn’t “going to be a story about how faith and positive thinking kept me from losing hope…”, that it’s “a real story with raw feelings and emotions, and pain that never goes away.  3,037 more words

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Chapter 17: TBI - When the Light Goes Out ...

In January of 2014 I recognized that Pat would need to go to long term care, that I would be unable to look after him at home.  745 more words

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Chapter 16: TBI - The Bi-Polar Monster

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.” ~ Wendy Mass, The Candymakers

I debated with myself about sharing this section publicly because, while mental health is being discussed more openly now, there is still a stigma surrounding it and so many people don’t understand.  1,911 more words

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Chapter 15: TBI - Possibilities

We arrived at the Halvar Jonson Centre in Ponoka on August 21, 2013.  I had mixed feelings because I was excited to be there and to have Pat progress even more, but I knew the road ahead was long, that I would have to live away from home for months, until we knew for sure what our end result would be.  605 more words

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Chapter 14: TBI - To Have and To Hold

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”

I recently saw this on a sign in a store and I took note of it because it struck me as a simple expression of how a person is able to endure one trial after another for the sake of someone else.  1,408 more words

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