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illuminaughty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-17-09 02:18 AM
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102. I'm so glad your son is doing better.
I have Relapsing-Remitting MS, Valentine's Day will be the 19th anniversary. Seems to be a lot of us around here with an MS situation. I know my parents sacrificed so much due to my illness. My father had spent years building and enlarging my dance studio, I did more than well financially, and then, I got ill. I lost a dream home that I built in 1993 and then moved home with my parents.

Some things do work out though. My father passed away and now it's Mom and I taking care of each other, she is 86 with dementia. I lost my insurance about five years ago, and thanks to my students who are like children to me and who've been with me 27 years, I've kept the studio going enough for us to keep going. The connection to bankruptcy, poverty and healthcare is a strong one in this country. Having lived in Europe, and seen how universal healthcare can work, it just seems so criminal to continue with our current system.

Your post really touched me. My parents house and my studio are one in the same and I know if it comes to losing it, it would be those exact things you mentioned that I would miss the most. Dad built a greenhouse onto the back of this crazy place. It's shut down now, but his love of plants hit me big time after he died. I'd so miss my rose garden and my little pet cemetery. I hope you get your dream back again. My best to you and your son. :hi:
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