A lifetime native of Plainville Massachusetts.
I was born in April of 1960 with a medical complication meconium ileus which required surgery at the age of 3 days old. meconium ileus is often a sign of Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Since my elder sister of 11 months, Penny, had recently been diagnosed with the CF, I was also tested for CF and the results weren’t in my favor. In the 60’s the median life expectancy of a CF patient was early to mid 20’s. My elder sister Penny passed at the age of 16, due to lung complications from CF.
Here I am now, at the age of 57, surviving numerous hospitalizations due to the complications of living with CF for my entire life. I’ve been hospitalized for lung infections, intestinal surgeries due to Pancreatic insufficiencies, a double lung transplant, diabetes, dialysis and a kidney transplant. I have been on antibiotics and taken pancreatic enzymes for my entire life.
I am a big supporter of Organ Donation
I am a gadget geek, animal lover, helicopter pilot, pistolsmith, ex-marathoner, computer programmer, world traveler, Apple devotee since 1989.
I have been married for 29 years to my best friend Gail, whom seldom has missed a day visiting me when I am in the hospital. We have two intelligent Lab's that make our house a joy to come home too.
Total introvert who thrives in solitude, requiring limited social interaction, providing that I have my loyal hound’s by my side.
My favorite book is “A Confederacy of Dunces”, my favorite musician is Sade, favorite movie is “Pretty Woman”, favorite quote “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it” - Mark Twain and my favorite poem is “Gratitude” - author unknown.
When it's time to escape… get away from it all… and recharge… I try to travel.
“The idea of a personal God is quite alien to me and seems even naïve.”