Hey all you dear folks,
This community has seen so many sad changes lately. We have lost many long-time friends, which has made me aware of how little I know of them outside their lives as psp patients and carers. We all are caught up in that struggle, and it can consume us, but I'd like to be mindful of who we are outside of psp.
So, to whoever might care to share, please tell us something of who you are. Where are you from? Carer or patient, what was your life before psp? Sweethearts, how did you meet? Children, what were your parents like? Have you traveled? What do you like to do? Anything. Everything.
To start, I will say that my dear man and I met late, both divorced, he with grown children, good people. He had an amazing career as a wildlife biologist, studying native wildlife here in New England and then working with endangered species in the Middle East and Asia. He helped to restore the locally extinct oryx in Jordan and worked with a program protecting snow leopards in Pakistan. A very cool guy!
He retired to the house and land where he was a boy, in the beautiful western mountains of Maine. A park's cross country ski trail skirts his land, and I had often admired his view as I skied by in the winter. Then I went skiing with a mutual friend, and she had us stop at his place to visit him. A very lucky day for me. He is such a good man, a great father, hard working all his life, ethical and thoughtful. sweet but dry sense of humor, an affectionate and caring partner
That's us! Now, how about you? Please write. Let's get to know each other. Tell me a story! Love, ec