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I do have R&R, I've had 3-4 recurrences over the past few years but all have been extremely minor since the first bad one.She was 41 when diagnosed.
Will sound weird, but pray you have remitting/relapsing MS. Drugs are designed for that and between bouts, you will be pretty stable.
Get used to hating summer and winter. Extreme temps really mess with your body.
Hoping the best for you. Good luck!
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The title says it all.
My wife, who has been suffering from MS for 10+ years now is slowly losing her ability to use her legs. She can usually transfer in and out of her wheel chair, but this year, her bladder has basically said, "Ya know what...I'm done working." So she has a permanent cath now. Fun times, right? Anyway, this makes her more prone to infections down in the nether regions. Well, last week she got another one. We went to the ER and got her on the antibiotics and that is clearing up.
But when this happens, she becomes bed ridden and loses strength in her legs. So, I've been having to lift her in and out of bed and doing all of the icky stuff that husbands are supposed to do for their wives...that whole...for better or for worse thing. Man...talk about a part of the contract where you hope to only experience the former and never touch the latter.
On top of this, my work has gotten WAAAAAY more stressful. We had layoffs where we lost headcount on my team...so that means...we get to do the work of 4 with 3 guys and with 4 guys...we were still pretty busy. So yeah...that sucks.
SO...CHEER ME UP, NES!
One liner jokes...something quick and funny and NON POLITICAL. That shit is also adding to my stress level. I went as far as deactivating my FB account until after the election. I just don't need to read all of this negativity right now.
Earlier today, I spent a TON of time in the Feline thread and wandered down the YouTube rabbit hole watching FAIL videos. That helped! And if you didn't know it already, cats are dicks!
Prayers and positive thoughts are also welcome.
My dad went through this with my mom before she passed away. It took both of us to keep her from pulling out her cath. Strong to the end, it was nuts.Oh man...this thread has really delivered! Got a lot of laughs out of it...thank you all.
We are switching to a different visiting nurse company. The current one is basic services only and doesn't really sound interested in offering much more than that. So, I got a recommendation from her doctor's office and called the new place. They sound like what we need. Getting the doc to write the orders up now and get it going.
I took a mental health day from work today....really helping I think. Yesterday was so dark and low for me. Having to clean your wife up is tough. I can only imagine how she felt while it did that. But hey..."shit happens". A little dark humor there.
Again...thank you all for your kind words and support. I've come to NES several times for help over the past 6 years and you guys are all super. We have a great community here even though we don't see eye to eye on some things, we are all still human at the end of the day and we will support each other when it really matters.
God bless you all and thank you from the bottom of my heart.
How many Freudian psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?Sorry for your situation Blindfire. You and your wife are in my prayers.
How many people with ADD does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Hey look, a fly!!!