Elaine needs a caregiver? That’s outrageous. She is a very independent and courageous woman. But as her husband and partner, I had to step into this role when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.
When Elaine and I first met in 2005, we stayed up late, telling stories. She showed me the scars on her shoulder where they’d cut out melanoma years before. I recall her words from that night like lines cut in glass. She told me nothing would stop her from grabbing everything she could. Was I willing to be with someone who had no illusions and no time to waste? Yes. She was the girl for me.