Your post reminds me so much of my hubby. A doctor friend of ours told Jack last year that lupus is a horrible disease and insinuated that I would probably die from it. It was several months later that my hubby told me what his friend had said and it made me sad that he had been so very worried for so long. He didn't take into account that his friend is a gynocologist who no longer practices, and he's in his 70's. I was able to sit down and talk to my hubby frankly about lupus and I found information on the web for him to read. I also took him to one of my appointments with my rheumy (Hippi, you and I think so much alike) and asked her to address this issue. She helped ease his mind. Fortunately my lupus hasn't hit any of my internal organs and I'm slowly improving. Like you, I hope for a complete remission so I take very good care of myself.
Consider us lucky because more often than not, posts that deal with hubby issues are usually about partners who aren't supportive or understanding.
I believe that what has helped my hubby more than anything has been my acceptance of my condition which has caused me to have a much more positive attitude.
I'm so glad you like the forum and are getting comfort from being here. It has been a lifeline for me. I haven't been very active lately, probably because I'm feeling better and am getting on with my life a little more each day whereas I used to sit around all day and my computer and I were attached at the hip.
Give your hubby a big hug.
Lupus, Sjogren's, osteoarthritis, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines.
cellcept, neurontin, prednisone, plaquenil, synthroid, triamterene, tramadol, actonel, tri-est, imitrex, cymbalta, multivitamin, calcium w vit D, fish oil, aspirin