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). My elder sister of 11 months, Penny, had recently been diagnosed with the CF. I also was tested for CF using the salt test and tested positive. 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.
I have survived numerous hospitalizations for the frequent lung infections, intestinal surgeries from the Pancreatic insufficiency, a double lung transplant and a kidney transplant. I now live with the complications of taking the steroid prednisone for Immunosuppression to prevent organ rejection which has induced Diabetes, requiring multiple injections of insulin daily. I also have been diagnosed with Congestive heart failure. I have been on antibiotics and taken pancreatic enzymes for my entire life of 57 years. You probably can summize from my history that 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 and most importantly a great husband since 1988. Although, she may claim different 😀
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.”