Hi andrealeigh71, I just wanted to let you know I think your husband is extremely lucky to have someone who is going to these lengths to try and understand the hard times he is going through at the moment. I am only 23 and having a really hard time of dealing with my crohn’s at the moment, emotionally just as much as physically….. I am considering seeing a counsellor also. I have been told that a counsellor connected to a gastro or specialist crohn’s centre (someone who has experience in dealing with chronic illnesses) – is the way to go, so I am going to ask my GI next time I see him. Maybve going somewhere where the both of you can sit down and talk about things openly without being embarrassed would help?
In terms of day-to-day stuff, I would say just make sure he knows you still think he’s sexy ;) and funny, and remind him that you love him for who he is with his crohn’s, and that you wouldn’t have him ‘any other way’ and that you are going to get through the tough times together.
I’m sorry I don’t have any better advice!