Sharing the trial and error learned lessons of a MS spouse caregiver / carer about family, home care, and transition to the care facility era from 23 years of living with Multiple Sclerosis as a family ... a ‘warts and all’ picture of living with MS.
"But I'm the one who deserves the diamond journey pendant necklace and the roses, not the women with healthy husbands!" I have shoted this more than once at my TV as Valentine's Day nears and we are deluged with the ads of the jewelry, flowers, romantic overnight Valentine's packages at hotels, etc.
For many well spouses, Valentine's Day can be anything from horribly sad to downright annoying and aggravating, since we won't be getting gifts from our spouses who are too ill or disabled to recognize Valentine's Day. The Valentine's celebrations by the general public can leave the well spouse feeling dejected, bitter, and cast to the sidelines of life - feelings that we can experience on any day but that are perhaps magnified as we watch all the healthy, happy, functioning couples celebrating their love with special gifts.
But let's look at the February 14 hullabaloo more realistically. . .Read more...