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After a very bad reaction to a test rx caused permanent effects, my then husband, who had faced too many hardships in his life, ended our marriage, & I was heartbroken.  Within a year or so, though, a very distant, elderly relative passed away, & was generous enough to have left me a piece of his estate.  It was enough for me to make a down payment on a townhouse for my daughter & I.  After living there a few years, I was asked to help with the yearly residential survey, where 2 of us together would go home to home to see that neighbors were abiding by the regulations for the care of the outside of our townhomes.  I was fortunate to be paired with a handsome single father of three, & we hit it right off.  Within a year & a half, we became husband & wife, & have now been very happily married for almost 14 years.

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New Years' Eve, I was at a financial low. I went to play bingo with a friend and I won a $1000.00 pot!

 

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I was unfortunately diagnosed with Kidney & Renal failure and not that knowledgable at that time about the situation, I was to have dialis. 

I thought that would be a one time thing......NOT!!!!!

So I decided I would rather not do dialis EVERY OTHER DAY and do my best to try and live a meaninful life.

I was informed that if I did not do my dialis I would live 12-18 months.

 

That was eight years ago.

Kidneys DO NOT REPAIR THEMSELVES.....MY CREATINS HAVE LOWERED AND I HAVE ALMOST ONE FULL KDNEY FUNCTION.!!!!

WHICH IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR A MEANINGFUL LIFE.

MY NEUPHROLOGIST IS A DR. THAT IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO ME AND I BELIEVE BECAUSE WE WORKED TOGETHER, I AM STILL ERE LOVING LIFE.


@AARPTeri wrote:

Ever had some great luck?  Tell us about the luckiest thing you've experienced.


 

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Where to start-- winning five grand in the powerball ranks pretty low, because I missed the $80 million jackpot by only one digit.

Apart from being born, I suppose I could list recovery from a dreaded disease, my marriage to the sweetest girl in the world, the births of three beautiful children, landing a job I love, and looking forward to a very comfortable retirement in just 22 months. What's not to love?

I can't pick out the luckiest thing because I've been truly blessed, despite having some debilitating disabilitles. Nuff said!

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Meeting my birth son after being apart for 32 years.
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45 years ago, a friend brought his girlfriend around.
I've been married to her for 42 years, with a great family.


As for the friend, we stayed friends. I visited and held his hand 2 days before before ALS took him, 5 moths ago.

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When I place an employment ad in the local newspaper and my future wife applied for the job!  The next luckiest thing was when her "current boyfriend" decided to going skiing w/o her over the Thanksgiving weekend - that's when I proposed to her!

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Meeting my husband and having my children
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I'm not good at winning things, but in 2000 I won a lottery to go to France for 2 weeks

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At 46, In 2006, I was diagnosed with progressive Spondylilothesis & Osteoporosis. I was told I'd Have 2 have Spine Surgery. In 2012, 3 GW Med Ctr Neurosurgeons told me there was nothing they could do (including manage pain), and I would be Paralyzed. In 2006, i was 4'11". I am now 4'9", and I made a LIAR out of John Hopkins & Other Top Neurosurgeons. Still a Biped.

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