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A lot is going on right now. I've had a few setbacks. I'm currently nursing a broken collarbone. The bone was treated with radiation so it may take a little longer to heal. I've had to postpone my Mt. St. Helens climb and my planned rides. I should have this bone all healed up in a few weeks. For now I'm just going to work on the website and relax and give my body time to heal.
While I have a lot to be mad about. Me and Darlene almost broke up and a good friend of mine screwed me over and caused my family a lot of problems. You have to be careful who you let into your live. People who claim to be friends can really be the devil. I'm making new friends. I joined a men's bible study group at church, it's helping being around strong healthy men. I was in a lot of pain this year. I have been in pain for the last three years. For three years I had worried about having cancer. I ended up having a nerve in my tongue cut to make my tongue numb. We tried this operation about a year ago and it failed, nothing changed. We tried again in February and it worked. It worked too good. I can no longer eat most foods that I enjoy because my tongue is now numb and I can't feel the food in my mouth so I keep choking on my food. I had a hard depression the first month. The eating is getting better. My relationship is better than ever. Now that the pain is gone the fear and anxiety of having cancer is gone. The weight of the world has been lifted from my shoulders. My partner is having a hard time. She has been my caregiver for 20+ years, she is my everything and my pain almost ended our relationship. She has been struggling with being sexually harassed while working at Ben Bridge jewelry store. Her body has also started to change as all women's bodies change and my pain kept me from supporting her. Now that I'm free of pain I can support her. It feels good not to be in pain. While I have pain form this broken collar bone I know it will pass. Life is really good right now! I feel really blessed to be free of pain and to have God in my life. I'm really looking forward to the future!