OK HERE's MY ANWERS
1...I am so LUCKY to have a wife who has stod beside me through, Liver Cancer, LUPUS, and a myraid of auto-immune problems that have all but ruined my life.
2...I am LUCKY to have been a MARINE and learned that we are ONLY as weak as our minds let us be and that we are always in control.
3...I am lucky to have been able to pursue my dreams as a professional musician and made a goodliving at it.
4...I am lucky to have FRIENDS who treat me as a normal friend and do not pity me
5...I am lucky to have GOOD MORAL VALUES and find the good even in the bad or worst of a situation.
6...I am lucky to have survived this long and been able to help as many people as I have been able to.
7...I am lucky to have people like YOU to talk to.
8...I am lucky to have had a good job with a pension and good doctors who all helped me diagnose my problems and treat them as best they could yet still allow me to intervene and make suggestions in my treatment.
9...I am lucky enough to have NOT been stupid when I was making alot of money so IF something should happen my house is paid for and there is PLENTY of money for my wife to live on and I'll know even on my death bed I took care of my wife even after my departure from this earth.
10..... I am LUCKY to have been blessed with a strong will which has kept me alive when some docs have already written me off, and to have TWO DOGS which I love as if they were my children , BUT MOSTLY I AM LUCKY TO BE ALIVE and knowing that I treat each day no matter how miserable I feel or how much pain I must deal with like it may be my last so I treat each day as it is prescious as the first day of my life !!!!!!
11..ONE EXTRA FOR ME...I am LUCKY to have a friend like CONRAD who owns this board for allowing us to have a place to get together and support each other...and ESPECIALLY I AM LUCKY TO HAVE SUZ as a friend of mine.....she knows things about me that I have not really disclosed to all yet she never pity's me and gives me the respect I have earned just by being HER FRIEND and SHE MINE,,,,,BUT MOSTLY I AM LUCKY I did all the research I did on this incidious disease and now have the chance to pass this knowledge onto you who are new to this disease.
There are so many more reasons to be gratefull, but the BIGGEST is having a GRANDMOTHER WHO TAUGHT ME how to treat others, but mostly for my LOVING GORGEOUS WIFE , who has given me the BEST 25 years of MY/HER life !!!!!!!!
MY GOAL IN LIFE IS TO BE AS GOOD A PERSON AS MY DOG ALREADY THINKS I AM.....