All posts by pvansickle59

I am a wife of 30+ years. Married to a wonderful man. I have three sons and three lovely grandchildren. I am a nurse by profession, medically retired after a critical illness. It is doubtful that I will ever work as a nurse again... I am just glad to be alive after having been in a state of flux for so many years, trying to recover my abilities. The ability to walk, to talk, to process information, basically every skill that I ever had. It has been a long and frustrating process. I have come to accept that I will never be 100% of what I was. I am, however, 100% of what I am meant to be at this moment. I volunteer at an organization that works with battered women and abused children. I am also volunteering at the Brighton Area Historical Society, archiving materials for them. I have just started writing again, after about 20 years. It was always my first love and I am glad to be back at it. I still find that I have things to say after all of these years.