Thank you for all your efforts in getting my wife through this trial. Please be gentle with yourself. You have been through a lot in this life.
He’s right, of course. In fact, my wife has been through even more than I have. In fact, she has had quite the tough time of it lately, not least of all due to multiple sclerosis. I think it’s safe to say she’s feeling a bit of rage about that. She’s not trying to hide it from me though, and she’s certainly not trying to keep it from you.
I know this sounds harsh, but I have to say that my wife, like me, has had a hard few months. While I didn’t really have a problem with her in the beginning, I think she’s been feeling a bit more isolated than she’s used to. In the beginning, I thought she was just a little paranoid, but I think shes been taking it out on me more and more these past few weeks.
As we all know, when someone has multiple sclerosis they are more prone to anxiety. For the most part, this is due to their heightened sensitivity to pain, but it also stems from their weakened immune system. The only way your spouse is immune to the illness is if you get her some sort of treatment for it. Many times we see the symptoms of our spouse’s MS come up in conversations. In other times, we see that they are feeling a bit of anger about something or someone.
So today, the good news is that there are now a couple things that can help your spouse fight back against MS-related stress. One is medication. The other is support. One way to get her medication is to go to a MS support group, and the other is to just get her to take it easy.
MS patients don’t usually hit us up to get a prescription because they don’t want to have to take pills. They also don’t want to have to deal with a doctor’s visit, and they don’t want to have to talk to a nurse. So we go to support groups and get them to take medication. This is the part of the story where I am the one that is in the middle of a rant.
We also have to take it easy, because if we don’t we will end up in the hospital and it will be our fault for not doing what we can to help.
the last time I was in the hospital, I was on the ventilator. I had a feeding tube in my throat. When I had my MRI, I was so worried because I thought I was losing my arm. I was talking to my therapist. I explained my situation to her. She said, “Oh, honey.” I said, “What?” She said, “Well, I heard you were on the ventilator.
The good news is that you’re not losing your arm. There are a few tests that will help you figure out exactly what has happened. I’m waiting for a results and we’ll see what that says.
I will admit that I am a bit upset that my spouse is not going to be getting better. I do think that many of us have the same thoughts, especially when we are in the situation we are in. It makes sense, but I don’t think it’s the best way to handle it. And I’m not even being mean. I’m just frustrated. We have a good relationship, and our marriage is the best thing that ever happened to us.