Struggling, from the very bottom of my soul.
Ovarian cancer stole Mrs. Elk away in January, on my birthday.
I was her caregiver along every grueling step of the way, as cancer progressed throughout her lymph system and up her spine ultimately canceling every one of our plans for the future. No one could pull me away from my soulmate. Many tried, worried that I would “burnout” before the end; she needed me more than ever in our 40 years, and I need her then and now more than I can describe.
During much of that time, I could not find cohesive thoughts to write on this blog nor the other magazine articles I was supposed to write. The editors have been very understanding, and I have resumed working on those pieces along with fresh posts on this blog.
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