Sharon and I had always planned to celebrate our thirtieth anniversary in Hilton Head at Hugo’s. We met Hugo when Fitzgerald’s Restaurant closed a few years ago. Hugo had been the head chef. He moved into a space at the Shops at Wexford. It was his practice to greet diners personally, and we developed a passing relationship. Each year when we visited the island we would reserve our best evening meal for Hugo’s.
Times change. We stopped going to Hilton Head every year. We were there for our twenty-ninth anniversary, and chatted for a while with Hugo. We told him we’d be back the next year for our thirtieth anniversary. It didn’t happen.
That would have been 2012, which was the time when Sharon’s neurological condition called normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) began to have a huge impact on our lives. Cerebrospinal fluid no longer fully absorbed and processed by her…
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