BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Author: jcpetke

Epilogue

  It is with much sadness that we post this.  Jean unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, December 1. She spent a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with both of her kids, their spouses and her grandson.  As is customary for our family, there was an abundance of good food and lots of conversation and laughter. Over the […]

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Stay tuned…

As we know, life doesn’t always go as planned. Jean had her surgery Tuesday, about two weeks ahead of schedule. The surgeon said he removed the majority of the tumor during a lengthy operation. The surgery went well and the doctors are pleased with her recovery to this point. The recovery, though, will take a […]

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Mental Adjustment

Mental Adjustment

The mind is a strange and wonderful thing. I don’t know much about it. I have not studied its complexities. The only thing I know is what it feels like to be facing brain surgery in a few weeks to remove a benign tumor that is lurking there. I’ve met with the neurosurgeon and heard […]

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Not a Made-Up Story

Not a Made-Up Story

In the wee hours of Saturday morning my landline phone was ringing. I didn’t try to answer it because it’s difficult to hit the right button in the dark. I heard it switch to voice mail but the caller left no message. In a few  minutes it rang again. Same scenario. This pattern repeated at […]

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The Limbo Circle

The Limbo Circle

The time is strange:  I’m living between learning there is a growth on my optic nerve that destroyed vision and the possibility the growth may be removed surgically. I’ll know more tomorrow when I see the doc. But in the meantime, I just don’t know what will happen, what lies ahead for me, or if […]

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