Why do I have to read something like this right before work. I would have enjoyed this piece with a bottle of wine. I apologize for finding some parts of this piece amusing(not your wife). I do have one question, why did you not put any spaces in your piece. I had to copy and paste it on a document and add the spaces myself. Glad to see that TV gave you such a heartfelt experience.
Three months ago, my wife called me while I was at work saying that she was experiencing very painful migraines. I left the office immediately and took her to the hospital. She received a CT scan and it took 72 hours for the results to come in. The doctor made a phone call to my cell explaining that he had some bad news and wanted to talk to me and my wife in person about it. My wife did not know that the news we were going to hear was bad as I had personally specified the doctor to call me and not my wife. I still remember the car ride, it was a feeling I'll never forget; knowing your loved one is about to hear the news that will change her life. When we arrived at the office, the doctor sat us both down in the CT room and explained what each xray represented. He finally said my wife had been diagnosed with a tumor in her brain stem known as Brain Stem Glioma. This was an inoperable tumor because of the location being in the brain stem. The basic life functions are associated in this location so the only treatment option available was radiation therapy. After five sessions of treatment, I noticed my wife's hair thinning and falling out after even the slightest touch. The doctor explained that the treatment targets cells that divide quickly so hair loss is inevitable. My wife's skin color had also changed and she could barely walk. Eating was one of the hardest activities in the day. After the sixth session, the doctor came to us with devastating news. My wife's tumor had been progressing and there were no treatment options available. He told us she only had three weeks to live and she would have to be in a bed until that time to alleviate any pain from sitting or standing up. I cried for three or four hours that day until my wife finally told me "Lets make our time a good one not a sad one". I took a leave of absence from work and took care of my wife every day. I bathed her, fed her, talked to her, and had the most revealing deep conversations I've ever had with my wife. About a week after we were told her treatment had failed my wife asked me if I can take her outside so she could see the sun and feel the weather. I tried to help her but she collapsed while trying to walk because of the weakness in her legs. I went to the hospital and brought a wheelchair for her and began giving her short walks throughout the day. On June 2, I saw a commercial on TV about a 3D LED TV that had displayed the outdoors and thought to myself if my wife would want to experience a 3D movie. I went to the retailer and asked the employee there about LED TVs. I partially told him of our current situation and he had recommended me a passive 3D LED TV. Now I was looking around and saw one that just "felt" right. It was pretty expensive but the money didn't matter. It was a 65 inch LW6500 by LG. I didn't know too much about all the features because time was a factor. When I brought it home, my wife showed a burst of energy I haven't seen during this whole ordeal. She looked like an excited child waiting to play with her new Christmas present. I would have thought that she was only acting, trying to make things seem normal but once she stood up for a brief moment, I was glad I purchased this TV. I bought her favorite movies along with the TV; the Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, Fight Club, are some of them, I bought about 15 movies in total. I placed the TV in our bedroom right where we would be able to watch lying down. Since my wife was very weak, I was worried about the weight of the 3D glasses being too heavy but she seemed absolutely fine wearing them. The funny thing was, she had no idea this TV was a 3D TV until I pulled out the glasses. Coincidently, she mentioned to me "Honey, these movies you brought, aren't they supposed to be 3D as well? I told her that there are indeed 3D movies out however I wanted to watch her favorite ones with her in 3D while using the conversion feature the employee at the retailer had told me about. She just winked and gave me a really warm smile. We watched every single movie I bought along with several others I purchased additionally. It was an absolutely memorable experience. At times my wife would forget she was even sick or that I would forget or we both would. On June 17, my wife could barely speak and she was signaling to me to get her a glass of water. When I brought it to her, her eyes were closed and she was unresponsive. I didn't even think about calling 911 because I knew she was gone and I just held her and cried. Her funeral was arranged for June 24, a Friday, the same day of the week she was born. I'll never forget her and the time we shared together. The reason I wrote this story is because I was watching a movie on my LED TV the other day and realized the deep attachment I have to my TV. I've since researched many things about it on CNET and like it even more. I'm not advertising saying this is the TV to purchase for a sick person, I was just dealt the unusual hand of having a TV become an important part of me through the experience during my wife's final days. The TV brought nothing but absolute comfort, joy, and memories of my happiness. I thought I'd share this story with CNET because I felt it was somehow indirectly involved.