Significant others…

March 28, 2008 at 11:30 pm

I loved reading how so many of you realize how much our significant others participated in our recoveries. I have been with my husband 36 years now, 33years of marriage. I was only 48 when I came down with GBS/CIDP, & it was very sudden. As sick as I was, he was the one who still had to keep working full-time, deal with the insurance company, take care of the house, the bills, the laundry, & the kids (fortunately in their 20s.) He also had to drive 5 hours each way every weekend to see me at Mayo for 3 months.

Then there were the 2 1/2 years of giving me sponge baths, the transfers in & out of the wheelchair, & getting me in to see Dr. Parry when the Mayo gave me a terminal dx. I have know way of repaying him, except to try to remain positive, even though I did not make the greatest recovery. I wish more of the younger people today would take those marriage vows more seriously!