22 August 2007

I'm Your Man

So today is a dedication to the one person in my life who keeps me going.
No it's not Jennifer Garner... but Jennifer Garner looks just like her. Or pretty close anyway.

My wife, JG has been there for me through it all. Thick and thin. Sometimes pretty thin. When her husband is so sick that she puts in a yard all by herself in the new house. And when he thinks he is going to die from a bad viral infection just before Christmas. All the missed vacations and holidays for hospital stays... not to mention basically living at hospitals for weeks at a time between work and visiting me in one.

She makes me want to be the best person I can and tries to help me bring that person out.

Sometimes I think people don't understand the anxiety involved with being married to someone with CF. Especially someone like me who is so quiet about issues and problems. One particular time comes to mind when we were driving to work and I said, "um, my arm is blue and numb, I think I am going to e-mail my doctor." Later that afternoon I had emergency surgery for a blood clot.

This is just one example of living with CF. You never know when the beast will strike or what will happen next. And for a girl that hates change, she deals with it pretty well.

She is truly amazing. Her Courage and love are a constant inspiration to me. To be completely honest Jennifer Garner can't hold a candle to her beauty since it is real beauty, not played on T.V. or movies.

Here's to 10 more years... or better yet, eternity with you.

(p.s. 10 points if you can name the artist and title of the song that my blog title was inspired by. No it's not Leonard Cohen.)

16 August 2007

Don't Mind the Guys in the White Coats

So Since all my little bit of college is in Psychology, I find these things fascinating. This one has me right on. Not to mention quite a compliment for JG for staying with me so long. We celebrate 10 years of marriage in 1 week.
My parents tell me that the CF has made me a thinker. I had to use my brain more since my body didn't work as well. It would definitely seem that way. My work and other parts of my life have shown that I do have a bit of a knack for thinking and analyzing. What do you think CF could do for you?

You Are An INTP

The Thinker

You are analytical and logical - and on a quest to learn everything you can.
Smart and complex, you always love a new intellectual challenge.
Your biggest pet peeve is people who slow you down with trivial chit chat.
A quiet maverick, you tend to ignore rules and authority whenever you feel like it.

In love, you are an easy person to fall for. But not an easy person to stay in love with.
Although you are quite flexible, you often come off as aloof or argumentative.

At work, you are both a logical and creative thinker. You are great at solving problems.
You would make an excellent mathematician, programmer, or professor.

How you see yourself: Creative, fair, and tough-minded

When other people don't get you, they see you as: arrogant, cold, and robotic