This year has been like a roller coaster ride. It has definitely had it’s ups and downs. I have been fortunate this year. I have epilepsy, but have been seizure free this year. My boyfriend Wayne hasn’t been that lucky. He had rheumatic fever when he was a kid. He was sick and in and out of the hospital. As an adult he has dealt with pain his whole life. The doctors act like it’s nothing. I know we have been together over 5 years and I see his pain each and everyday. His pain is getting worse and worse. He has fibromyalgia and degenerative joint disease. In April, we lost a friend to cancer. How do Wayne and I deal with all of this? We listen to Bret. Bret has a certain gift to help dull pain. It’s wonderful to get lost in the moment listening to Bret sing. We saw Bret on May 27, 2013 here in Cleveland, Ohio. This day was the best of the whole year (except finding out Tazzy Ray our beloved canine son’s tumor is benign). Bret just has this magic gift to help you get lost in the moment and forget your pain and worries. If it only lasts a little bit! I do wish we had gotten to meet Bret. That is my dream! Happy New Year to you and your family Bret! Can’t wait to see you here again in Cleveland!
Karen and Wayne
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