Iowa Specialty Hospital

Making the Rounds

March 1, 2018

Whew! February is over! For 28 days that sure was a long month.  I love everything that March brings - St. Patrick’s Day, March Madness, Spring and the prospect of warmer weather.  Not to mention the fact that we are as far away from another February as we can be.  Steve hates February too, but last year he vowed to embrace it.  Someday I will love February, but I will likely not be living in Iowa when that happens.

Grief check in:  I’m doing well.  I occasionally see a counselor, Tim. For the longest time, when he would ask me how I’m doing I would say that I’m ambivalent about life.  What I meant was I didn’t really want to die, but truly wouldn’t have cared if I actually did. I now describe that ambivalent feeling as PEACE.  I can see acceptance from here.  I lift weights with friends 3-4 times per week and that is helping me heal from the outside in.  Time with my wife heals me from the inside out.  If anybody needs to talk, especially if you experiencing grief, just come see me.  You are not alone.  We heal each other, that’s how it works.

Another thing about March; MARCH MELTDOWN!!!!  It’s the best party of the year (don’t tell Steve) and it’s coming up on Friday March 23rd at 6:00 pm at the Red Shed.  Just show up and I promise you will have fun. Until next time, take care of yourself and each other. Happy Spring.

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