By Carol Meyer
“Life is a trip”. Literally. Unfortunately, it can be a trip with smooth sailing or one that has lots of bumps in the road.
This past year has been a literal “sinkhole” for us. No bumps, just swallowed up by huge problems. My husband Herb was diagnosed with head and neck cancer in October of 2007. It was just another workday for him. A real estate prospecting day for me and school for my son. It turned out to be a
life-changing day, week, and months going ahead.
By the time Herb was actually beginning his treatment in November, we were prepared for the worst. It wasn’t just his illness. Along with that, his employer chose to terminate him (probably because of health insurance).
Anyway, we had to forge on and we did. Chemo, radiation, lack of energy, lack of money, and lack of a normal life. But not a lack of fortitude, hope and optimism. He chose life and I was at his side for the big fight. So far, Herb is a winner, a fighter and my hero.
After treatment, my husband decided he wanted to go back to his first love and career, photography! His portfolio is amazing. His talent still prevails. He is seeing life with so much more clarity through the lens, and it shows in his artistic and creative photos. His portraits are stunning; his nature photos are dramatic, the sports actions are “up close and personal” winning shots, and he is happy again with a new fresh start.