Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Steve and Bobrobert

(I stole this photo from the picture gallery Steve has set up for friends to post photos.)

It's a small world, this world of bloggers who have MS or are caregivers to someone who has it. When I first started blogging, I was very interested in finding others who walked in my shoes, caring for a spouse or partner with MS. When I found Steve and BR's website, The Wheel of Fortuna, it was like a gift. There were these two folks in Austin, TX struggling with many of the same things Skip and I did day in and day out.

They've shared their lives through postings in word and in video (especially to give BR a voice). We've joined in their hope and frustration with each new round of pain management attempted for BR. We've enjoyed Steve's annual guilty pleasure orgy on his birthday. Personally, I've always enjoyed Steve's comments to my posts here. He writes poems, song lyrics, adds his own experiences in the same vein as my posting, and has helpful advice.

Things have taken a horrible turn for them over the last week. Now, Steve and BR are surrounded by friends and family as BR's body is wracked with an infection that may end him. If you haven't had a chance to stop by their site, please take a moment to check in and send your prayers, hugs and best wishes for them.


steve said...

Cranky - I think of you as my "sister from another mister."

Cranky said...

And you are like a brother from another mother.

Diane J Standiford said...

LOL, you two! Having MS and being a caregiver for my ill partner, makes me a friend from another...bend?

Cranky said...

Diane - did you mean a friend from around the bend? :-))))