My forever Love - 55 years young
I met Ken just 2.5 years ago , 15 years after losing my husband . I spent those 15 years caring for my three children, working 6-7 days a week to provide for them. I never thought of dating or had the time for it . Ken walked into my life suddenly and though he was not the first man to ask me out , he was the first I said yes to . I felt like a teenager with him, my heart will pound so hard just by thinking of him. I finally found real love , an amazing, smart , handsome man who genuinely loves me . Ten months later Ken saw a neurologist for the weakness in his arm , he came straight to my work to tell me that he was diagnosed with ALS and that he might be dead within three years and he loves me but he will understand if I wanted to leave as he is not going to be the same man I told him that nothing was going to come between us and that we can together beat the disease. Things looked good and his progression was slow , I researched few things that helped other people and he started on them and they helped control the symptoms . By April of this year he was in a wheel chair but he could still stand with help and walk few steps . I wasn't worried as long as he was still able to eat and breath like he always did . He moved to a group home in July so he can get the help he needs and this was a mistake . In Sept one of the caretakers who had a very bad flu showed up to work , to take care of five very sick people . Ken got pneumonia from her and end up in emergency . He told me that day not to worry as it wasn't his time yet . Three days later he was in ICU unable to breath on his own . Oct 5th thing looked good , everyone said he is going to be ok , he smiled and seemed happy . Oct 10th I received a call from hospital that he was having problem breathing and that he is asking for me . He was unconscious , I sat and held his hand , he opened his eyes few times and looked @ me . He took his last breath that afternoon and I just sat there for another 4 hrs holding his hand and kissing his forehead unable to leave . I don't know what to do . I feel that no one understands what this man means to me. Now he's gone .