My wife has had serious medical problems, from which she will never fully recover, I have a serious long term medical condition, from which I will most probably never recover, and my daughter suffers from mental retardation from which she will never recover, my son has been OK so far… (poor him to live with that lot…).
My wife is grateful for the fact that she did not get as bad as might have been possible, I am grateful for the fact that the MS is only slowly progressive, and we as parents are relieved that my daughter’s condition is not directly life threatening…, who said that everything in life is relative?
You can conquer anything as long as you can trust eachother and rely upon eachother (and talk to eachother…), just as you said when you got married (or similar). I have to be honest, I think I am the biggest moaner, it’s my pride that gets in the way at times, but at least we can still laugh about it (by the way, better quality of laughing AND conversation after a glass of wine and AFTER my daughter has fallen asleep…).
I do feel for those people with MS whose relationship has broken down because of it, even if it is for the better at times.
‘Whammel’ love your comments, you are like the old (sorry) wise owl on the background!