If you knew Martin for any amount of time then you also knew about Marley. Her full name is Marley Hana Sharkbite. How did we come up with that name? And yes, we got her before the movie Marley and Me came out. Marley because Jamaica is one of our favorite places and Bob Marley's... Continue Reading →
Let's start with what it is: Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by asbestos. It most commonly occurs in the linings of the lungs or the abdomen. The average life expectancy is 18 – 31 months after diagnosis, but the prognosis may improve with treatment. Symptoms can include chest pain, shortness of breath, and general fatigue. How... Continue Reading →
Doctors don't always do their job. When they don't the person who pays is you! In this case, it was my sweet Martin. He deserved better than this.
Martin loved ice cream. In the end, it was probably the last thing he ate. About 24 hours from the time he took his last breath he was sucking down some ice cream. In the weeks leading up to his passing, it was about all he wanted. He was in St Lukes Hospital in Downtown... Continue Reading →
Let's talk about insurance companies??? Martin paid weekly for life insurance for 30 years. Because Martin was forced into a reduction of hours, he lost his life insurance on January 1, 2022. I called Zachry's Benefits department and begged them to let me pay a "cobra" type payment for it, and I was told no... Continue Reading →
After being in the hospital for two and a half weeks, we were tired. At this point, Martin couldn't say much and no doctor or nurse could tell me why. MRI was stable but an EEG test results show that his brain waves were changing. Now he is sleeping a lot and barely eating. When... Continue Reading →
I had spent two days writing some things down to say about Martin during his service. Just a few thoughts so the people who had not spent much time with Martin had an idea of who he was beside the Mesothelioma patient that he would be remembered for. Martin thought that was neat that I... Continue Reading →
Today was the first time I had been back to worship with our church family in Crosby. It was great to be back. With Martin sick, we mainly watched church service online. Very rarely, I could leave and attend church with the White's Park congregation. It was a quick drive east on i-10. I love... Continue Reading →