If he loves me — he will choose to accept this challenge too. Imagine every 4 hours explaining to friends that you and your significant other had to go and 'get some pain relief'! Because of the social pressure I felt I stopped answering my phone. Especially for those of us with serious disabilities I think it's important to embrace our sexuality, no matter how limited, and to see our selves as sensual beings whether it's lovemaking or just feeling a gentle breeze across our cheek. They accept me because I finally accepted myself. But there are people out there who are awesome.
It is a true blessing to have someone who you can come home to hopefully someone who can help you out by checking in on you, doing the necessary things, like feeding pets, bringing your meds to you, and keeping well-intending visitors to a minimum because you honestly don't have the strength to make yourself a sandwich even when you haven't eaten all day. I know there is a Fibro social media site, maybe start talking to people on there? It's heart breaking on both sides. Today my blood has been mixed with cement and the life has been drained from my soul. I grew to really really like her. I pulled her up on it the other day because it had literally been 2 days since I last heard from her. I am more inclined to believe it's a condition brought on by a combination of the foods we eat, the air we breathe, and the environment altogether. I let him know that sometimes I had limitations and would get tired.Next
I did so much more for my wife before I was sick. My boyfriend expressed that he was frustrated with me not being able to do things, but there was a lot more that wasn't working. It doesn't look like the romanticized ideal of a marriage because of my illnesses, but none of my friends' marriages look like the ideal either. Opening up to them and sharing my experience has been one of the biggest challenges I have ever faced. The friends I have now are the friends who will pick me up off the floor on the bad days and drink wine with me on the good days. I describe my exhaustion as the feeling you get when you first get home after a time in the hospital. The last time he was out of work for several months, he started indulging his woodworking hobby and made some money at it.Next
Who feel the enormity of the guilt and the shame which only adds fuel to any illness. Honestly, it took finding someone who liked being a homebody with me. I know the foods I have to eat, the exercise I have to do. And I personally don't think that it is a psychiatric issue, although it's been suggested to me a few times by well-intentioned doctors. If the relationship of yourself to your body is unavoidable, then what about the relationship your partner has with your body? If what Gabrielle Roth says is true, that my body is the metaphor for my life, the expression of my existence, then I want my expression to be bloody freaking fantastic.Next
I wish all sufferers the best and hope you they can find something or some combination of meds and therapies that are beneficial for them. I want to spend time with her, but it feels like I'm being shut out and left in the dark and I have no idea what is going on. Foggy Friends really was built by a patient, for patients and run by a team of patients and we are here to support you and provide fun and friendship. This contributed a lot to my illness and in fact made it more difficult to leave. While women are leading many of the same roles as men these days, it is still expected more for a man to bring in the most income and they usually thrive with that responsibility.Next
I have been sick to varying degrees for four years now. I have established an equilibrium with my condition and measures to manage it over the last couple of years, it is stable now and I'd like to start dating again. It is your bible, your encyclopedia, your life story. Ultimately, I know this is not his battle to fight, and for that reason I have found that seeing a therapist has made it far easier to manage the effects this has on me and show up in a healthier way. If I were female, advertising my vulnerability in such a way would be out of the question. All I can do is show up every day and make the choice to accept the challenge I have been given.Next
They both continued to treat me normally. There is a lot of negative stigma around the condition and those who suffer from it are many times dismissed by family, friends and medical professionals such as doctors. Ive hardly seen her since we have been back, its been nearly a month now and I've seen her about 4 times. Your sensitivity is what makes you wonderful. I never accepted invitations out.Next
Foggy Friends is not to be used for research purposes. Everyone has their struggles and this is mine. How do we manage a romantic relationship when one of the people in that relationship is also managing a chronic health condition? Sometimes I am totally capable of living a normal life and sometimes I simply cannot get out of bed. I have come to accept this is lifelong. How do we manage this third entity that shows up at totally inopportune times and rips the life right out of us? This weekend our plans will be cancelled. But I assured them that as long as they help me when I ask for it, I should be ok.
Just a whole lot of collapsing in a heap and watching netflix I guess? I surprised her over a Skype call on the week I got back to England, I couldn't wait to see her and begin this relationship :. I know it seems cliche, but there are nice people out there, and they don't necessarily have to be chronically ill to support us and be understanding. They ultimately know no one is perfect and your illness is also your badass superpower. I exit the daily grind of my work, my relationship and my life to give my body a break. Look through people near you and send them a message! If I were to do such a thing I would be sure to carry my cane, too. I got to know here really well, After talking for quite some time on social media etc I discovered she was diagnosed with Cronic fatigue symdrom last year. It would be nice if I could meet someone who is a good fit for me, but I have accepted that it might not happen.Next
I have date two people since I got sick, both were very supportive when I told them about my condition. I want to work with my body, love it and nurture it. A strength I have found that makes my love unique. Today I will not be getting out of bed. I see couples who show up every day.Next