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I Have a Sick Spouse

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    My Husband Has Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome (sma Or Wilkie's) - My husband and I have been together for five years, married for three and a half years. It's his first...
    JenX73 JenX73 36-40 3 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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    Medicaid - My wife will be in a nursing home rest of her life and insurance only covers 120 days a year.  So now Medicaid is paying for it but now they want $2,240 a month from me...
    French378 French378 51-55, M Jun 14, 2012

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    My Wife Is Still Hanging In There - She entered the nursing home in August 2011 after our house fire in April 2011. I was told in March of 2012 she would never be coming home...
    French378 French378 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 17, 2013

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    Harder Than I Thought It Would Be - My wife and I have been married for over 28 years. During the last three, she has been physically disabled. I love her dearly, but our...
    strayarrow strayarrow 46-50, M 5 Responses Dec 17, 2010

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    Separated But Living Under The Same Roof - I don't think I can stay married. I think the illness is just an excuse for my husband getting to behave badly with impunity. Last week...
    JenX73 JenX73 36-40 1 Response Jul 7, 2012

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    She's Finally Realizing Shes Not Coming Home - We never told her but yesterday she saw the doc and started askign whats goign on?  When am I comign home.  So I had to start...
    French378 French378 51-55, M Jun 14, 2012

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    Cancer Ain't All Of It, Part Two. - There is the cancer and the TTP. Since then she developed a cyst in her abdomen the size of a grapefruit. They cut her open and the cyst is...
    deanekone deanekone 66-70, M 1 Response Jan 20, 2013

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    My Partner - My partner,Not well,Hope it's over soon,Hospital appointment tomorrow,Please, please,Let it end soon,We wanna live!
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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    Don't Know What To Do - My wife was an athlete suffering from numerous ailments due to a sporting accident that almost broke her neck, ACL too on her knee. We've only been married...
    ThisisHarry ThisisHarry 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 3, 2013

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    I Have a Sick Spouse - I knew my marriage wasnt going to be easy nothing ever is, but I never knew just how hard until my hubby got sick. It seemed to happen all at once his blood...
    nync333 nync333 36-40, F 13 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    Cancer Ain'T All Of It Final Chapter - My wife of forty-six years has died. She fought the good fight but pancreatic cancer, TTP and many other complications were too much for her...
    deanekone deanekone 66-70, M 2 Responses Jun 5, 2013

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    End Of My Dreams? - When I met my husband, he was in remission and had been for 15 years. He has Crohn's disease. Three years after we met, he had a relapse. After spending 7 days...
    HarshReality101 HarshReality101 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2013

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    Husband Has Parkinsons - My husband was diagnosed 7 years ago. As he gets worse, he gets angry, agitated at me, at the kids. He can't help around house. I work to pay bills, he...
    Bleu48 Bleu48 46-50, F May 16, 2013

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    Don't Know What To Think Anymore - My fiancé of 7 years is so sick he had to get major surgery. He is very lucky to be alive. They told me he had 80% change of dying. He came out...
    Smc86 Smc86 22-25, F Sep 20, 2012

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    No End In Sight - My husband had a stroke just over 2 years ago, luckily not a traditional stroke with weakness on one side . What he has instead is chronic pain. He has had a...
    somiserable somiserable 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 25, 2011

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    Trying To Survive My Husbands Copd/possible Lung Transplant - I think the worst is a tie between his anger and selfishness. We have been married 29 years. He has always been a...
    tr003 tr003 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    :-( - I just wrote something. I just feel so alone. I wish I had more people in my life. Life is so hard I wish it was easier. I need some support thru this whole thing.
    Smc86 Smc86 22-25, F Sep 20, 2012

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    The Illness Has Taken So Much... - My wife has a chronic illness. She is in pain. She struggles with daily tasks. She does not work. I take care of the basic household tasks, and...
    Perigrination Perigrination 51-55, M 9 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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    On It Goes - My wife has been sick for the last six years.  We have been together for 10 and married for 7.  She has suffered from a variety of illnesses which have...
    Rabbitrob99 Rabbitrob99 31-35, M 5 Responses Oct 4, 2009

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    Splice Of Life - Today I looked up. I have been looking down for several months now. In the last few years, I have done all the right things... raised my children... Took care of...
    Vio64 Vio64 46-50 2 Responses Dec 31, 2012

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    Cancer Ain't All Of It. - We found out in October that my wife has pancreatic cancer. She had surgery to remove the tumors but they couldn’t get all of it. While in the hospital...
    deanekone deanekone 66-70, M 2 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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    My Husband Is Dying Of Renal Failure And Lung Issues - My husband has been sick for years, on dialysis and bedbound, but now he is in the hospital on a ventilator, unable to breath...
    kimgreatmom kimgreatmom 46-50, F Aug 25, 2013

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    My Husband Is Sick.....has Been For A Long Time.... - It's a long story, and I really don't know where to begin. His health started to take a nose dive right before his 40th...
    blueyedrdhd blueyedrdhd 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    We Are Divorcing. - My husband moved out on July 27, 2012. I haven't seen him since. Having him leave was so difficult, that while he was packing his things, I hid in the backyard...
    JenX73 JenX73 36-40 1 Response Oct 26, 2012

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    Robbed By Illness - My husband has so many ills, all brought on by diabetes that he had for years; serious heart problems, strokes (thankfully not too physically debilitating, but...
    GretelB GretelB 56-60 2 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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    Congestive Heart Failure And Ideopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis - My husband has been sick since may of last year.. we thought he was just having a flare of his sarcoidosis. His lung dr...
    galady2 galady2 56-60, F Jun 11, 2013

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    Husband Ill And Dr's Still Have No Definite Answer - i know I've written before, I don't really like leaning on anyone and I always put up a good positive front. But, from time to...
    blueyedrdhd blueyedrdhd 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    Psoriatic Arthritis Hurting Us All - My husband starting developing terrible arthritis from psoriasis about 6 years ago. For me, it started about 6 years ago when he wanted me to...
    trf81 trf81 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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    I May Have To Grin An Bare It :( - After close to one year after my wife lit our house on fire smoking with oxygen, her health has improved a bit.  She is finally breathing...
    French378 French378 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 26, 2012

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    it is true it is hard to spend many days and nights at the hospital watching my husband suffer. Wondering if today will be the day he dies. However nothing is worse than him...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 13

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    he has been sick for about 20 years he had ptsd from vietnam, the his huntington chorea came in early. his cad numbers are so low the an uncle of his at 90 something just had the...
    duchness10 duchness10 51-55, F Jan 12

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    The Doctors Don't Know What Is Wrong With Him........ - It has been a long 3 years. About 2 months before our third child was born(only girl) my husband became sick. He has been in...
    safe01 safe01 31-35 2 Responses May 19, 2012

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    Cancer Ain't All Of It Part 3 - My wife spent most of the day at a hospital again. She was in radiology where they replaced a temporary stent in a bile duct to a permanent one and...
    deanekone deanekone 66-70, M 1 Response Apr 11, 2013

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    My Wife Lives In A Nursign Home (i Think I Posted This Already In Its Own Group By Accident Sorrry Newbie:( - She became so sick from having lupus for 24 years but also not taking...
    French378 French378 51-55, M Mar 21, 2012

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    Husband Ill And Dr's Still Have No Definite Answer - i know I've written before, I don't really like leaning on anyone and I always put up a good positive front. But, from time to...
    blueyedrdhd blueyedrdhd 46-50, F Jul 12, 2012

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    Never Coming Home? - I just had an update at the nursing home my wife is living at, I thought temporarily, and found out she is so ill she will never be able to come home...
    French378 French378 51-55, M 2 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    Oh Thank God Above that I have found this page!! Where were you 3 years ago when the box was opened and my husband's childhood came crashing in? I have read so many books and gone...
    JaneEllenB JaneEllenB 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    It's been a whole year since DDay(discovery day). I will never forget the sequence of events that happened that weekend or the things that transpired that day.
    Itonlytakesone Itonlytakesone 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I already made a post about having dreams of sex with my brother. The other night I had a dream where he sexually abused me. And I told him to stop and that he was hurting me, but...
    innerself000 innerself000 18-21 Apr 7

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    No matter how many times I tried to forget my stomachache it seems that the pain cannot forget me.. AHH!!
    DrHope DrHope 18-21, F a week ago

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    A Decision I Made... Years Ago. To have and to hold from this day forward. Sept 15, 2001 on this date I informed my spouse and said "I was going to transition into a woman, many...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 3 Responses Mar 24

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    i was diagnosed of hep b in 2009 while i was in the university.. i constantly felt sick in the year 2006, when and how i had it i dont know. since 2011 i have been having series of...
    nanacquah nanacquah 26-30, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I've been with my boyfriend for 3 years now and we love each other to bits but last June his visa ran out and he had to go back to his country I told him I would wait and that some...
    xbubblesxboo xbubblesxboo 22-25, F Apr 4

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    I've been on this site now for a little while and am trying to create a support group for people who are working to cope with chronic pain in their spouse. This site would help...
    JustKeepSinging JustKeepSinging 26-30 Mar 31

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    I'd be glad if some patient soul would care to read and help me disentangle my thoughts... as to how these issues may be perceived..... If your spouse loves you but chooses to...
    nik7891 nik7891 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    For a little over a year I have been trying to explain the reasons and motivations behind the way I have lived my life since I married my husband. I have never been able to explain...
    isis55 isis55 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    It's simply disgusting when people cheat on their spouses and I will have no sympathy for these people. If lying alone is disgusting enough because you can't be trusted, now the...
    Close2You Close2You 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    Well I just want to post that some time has passed and I have learned a lot. First I wake up every morning and I love the person staring back at me. I have integrity and a life...
    Sugar973 Sugar973 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    My husband of 19 years has always been difficult but I never suspected he may have Aspbergers until I had started therapy for myself to help me cope with a life I have lived since...
    artbabe artbabe 41-45, F Mar 25

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    I am getting so sick of other people. I'm sick of being mistreated, I'm tired of fighting, I'm tired of trying to salvage relationships. I don't know what it is that I'm doing...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F Mar 26

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    My kid had a friend over this past weekend. Friend was sick. My kid got sick. Pukey sick. Now I'm sick. And my dad (who we live with) is sick. We were both up all night. Good thing...
    CLKM CLKM 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 27