tigerb, I understand how you feel, it's awful when we feel the disease is getting in the middle of our relationships. I think sometimes our partners have a harder time than we do really grasping that this "thing" isn't going to go away after a few weeks, months or years. And they get "compassion fatigue."
On the other hand I've found that I had to work to remember that to him, his problems and issues are just as important as mine are to me. So on my better days I always made sure to ask him about
his world, his concerns and problems. After a while, I found it also helped distract me from how crummy my life was being at that time.
You're not over-reacting, probably right now you're both just tired of you being sick. Think of it as something you share, and talk about
it that way.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Asacol, Rowasa, Pentasa, Prednisone, Entocort, Azathioprine
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroid therapy.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
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