Post Edited (KNJ) : 6/8/2009 10:57:30 AM (GMT-6)
Post Edited (Becoming undone) : 6/9/2009 2:13:54 PM (GMT-6)
Thank you all for your thoughts and opinions. I really do appreciate them. It gives me some other ways to look at things. I am 30 right now, so this is an issue that I think about often. Right now I am concentrating on making sure my husband gets well, but it is always in the back of my mind.
As for having a husband with the same disease, it has definitely been interesting. It is good for him because I can be his advocate. We he was so sick, I could talk to the doctors and understand what they were talking about. I was able to ask better questions than if I did not have Crohn’s and was new to the disease. It was so new to my husband, that he did not know what to ask. But since his case is much worse than mine, it has been scary watching him go through this. I have been in remission since 2004, but I see what I may have to go through in the future. At least I have someone that can help me when I need it.
Also as you mentioned, it is good because we can talk about things and make jokes about it. My husband is always making jokes, so now we have even more to laugh at. The gas is a huge one! We do keep GOOD toilet paper on hand at all times and also baby wipes. My husband jokes that we should buy stock in the toilet paper company. LOL And of course we will NEVER again live in a 1 bathroom house! We just moved into a 2 bath house from a 1 bath house right as my husband was becoming sick. The timing could not have been more appropriate!