Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sarcoidosis


A week from tomorrow my husband will work his last day at the job he's had for 25 years. He has been approved for a medical retirement because of the damage the disease Sarcoidosis has done to his lungs. I have mixed feelings about the retirement. Getting to spend more time with him will be great, but having it be because of a life-threatening illness is devastating.

If you haven't heard of Sarcoidosis (most people haven't) or aren't sure exactly what it is, here's the best website I've found about it: http://www.stopsarcoidosis.org/

I'll no doubt write more about this at another time, but right now just typing that one little (first) paragraph made a huge knot form in my stomach. We'll get through this & God will help us, but right now it's still taking some getting to the idea that his health and life are being affected so much by this stupid disease.

3 comments:

VexedAngel said...

(((HUGS)))). I'm sorry to hear this. You will both be in my thoughts and prayers.

Brenda is SO Blessed said...

i'm sorry Becky-- i understand how difficult it is to get a diagnosis of a "orphan" disease. You will both be in my heart and prayers

Sherri said...

yes, I suppose this is bittersweet for you. Enjoy your time together! prayers for him and you too.