i had an interesting interaction with my hubby tonight that i thought you guys might appreciate hearing..
as long as i've known him, my dh has been a rabid cross-country skiing fanatic-it's just about
his very favorite thing to do in the whole world (he's the only person i know who LOSES weight in the winter! lol) normally he tries to go out on bike rides at least 2 or 3 times a week during the non-winter months so that he can stay in shape for snow season, but this past spring, summer, and fall there was so much going on with his brother's legal issues that he really didn't get much opportunity to bike.
well last night we got about
5 inches of snow and all day today he just could not WAIT for the kids to get home from school so that they could go out on the trail that runs along one of our parks pond and wooded area. (the kids don't ski yet, but a couple of years ago he rigged up a way to strap the kids into their sled, then strap the sled to himself so that he could pull them along behind them-i think he's NUTS, but he loves it and the kids absolutely adore going out with daddy). i tried to warn him that maybe he shouldn't go all out first time out, especially since he wasn't able to keep in as good as shape as he normally does during the summer, but of course he wouldn't listen..
well, after they were all out for about
an hour or so, they came home cold and shivering like they always do, but the kids were ecstatic to have their first trip out of the season. hubby however, seemed a little..slow. i asked him what was wrong and he winced and said "oh my gosh-everything hurts-every inch of me aches and every single muscle in my body BURNS so bad!!!"..then he paused for a minute and looked at me with the widest eyes-like a little lightbulb had gone off in his head lol-and said "wow-i guess now i know how fibro feels!" (i of course just smiled knowingly and said "hmm mmmm"..i did NOT say "told you so!!" i am quite proud of myself for this..lol)
to make it even better, after we got the kids bathed and put into bed, hubby took a long epsom salt bath, wrapped himself up in a huge sweater, sweatpants, and wool socks, and proceeded to crawl into bed and pass out before 9:00! (sound familiar to anyone else around here? lol)
now i definitely do not like to see my hubby in pain, and although he's always been pretty understanding about
my fibro, it was kind of nice to see the realization of what it feels like really dawn on him. i would NEVER wish this dd on ANYONE, and i am VERY happy that hubby will feel better after a day or two, but still..it did my heart some good to know that even for just a brief moment, he really "got" it.
so, just thought i'd share that..hope everyone is having a happy and relatively pain free day:)