Friday, June 17, 2011


When one has a major medical issue, such as my partner's brain tumor, one has to hope for the best while preparing for the worst. We'll know on Monday when he and I go to see a neurosurgeon who will interpret results of an MRI and biopsy, and advise next steps.

Meanwhile, we're taking all preparedness actions that we have to take, which includes little things like having access to on-line banking for personal accounts to big things like legal matters -- updating a will and stuff like that which we don't want to think about, but must....

Having legal docs in place is so incredibly important, especially for gay couples who are seen as strangers to each other by the law. Medical proxies, Advanced Directives, Powers of Attorney, and a will with a codicil is important for anyone to have, but especially for gay couples. We have those documents in place, but my partner wants to update his will, which we will do this weekend.

Gosh, this is an incredibly difficult time, as we hope for the best and prepare for the worst. That type of thinking comes from my professional background, but applies directly to our personal lives as well.

Life is short: think happy... but be prepared.

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