Hi: I recognize you from the Crohn's forum! Yeah! I have posted on that site regarding his Crohn's and Celiac disease. This is where I have built the trust with him, as he has shared his struggle for the last 10 years with me. At this point he is entirely too private to consider this site.
You are right, this will be a tough pill to swallow and I am not sure that he doesn't already know what is wrong and just accepts it. How sad this disease is.
Any suggestions on how I can gently ease into the subject? With his other diseases, I have always presented the information for his consideration, letting him know that I am here for him. That seems to work for the CD and Celiac, maybe it will work for this. I pray it is so. I am seeing him on Tuesday next. I suppose it is clear that I really love this man. He is a good man and in this world that is more and more rare. I would certainly never give him up over a Disease or disorder. Life is too precious.
Thanks for your advice.
pardon me if i seem naive but why are docs talking to you about him and his health issues...do you hv the same doc,,,,i know i had to gv permission once i was coming back around after hospital stay for daughter cait to talk about me with our pdoc or family doc....and now because i am totally deaf cait is in all appointments with me BUT i still want to know what doc is saying lol.........again i had to give written permission for cait to be kept abreast of what was going on..still going on.....luvs lyn
Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 12/9/2009 11:01:10 AM (GMT-7)
Thanks so much for the encouragement. I guess I am scared; scared that he will end us and not see how much I want to understand. This is where I will have to trust him to know me and if I am wrong, I will admit it.
Wish me luck! I would rather speak up and risk his wrath than see him suffer with something that is treatable. I was thinking about Dr. John Nash ( A Beautiful Mind Movie) who overcame Schizophrenia (sp) using his own intellect and great support. My man has that kind of brain - to overcome anything. I've just watched this pattern emerge over the last 5 years. So sad.
I'll check back tomorrow.
God Bless you.