Thursday, October 21, 2010

Knitting Back Together: Your Relationship and RA

Picking up on the relationship theme on MyRACentral:

"'Your illness is your family's illness.'
- Mea McNeil

When we make a commitment to someone we love, whether by formal vows or private promises, we hear that thing about it being for better or worse, but no one really expects the worse part. And then it happens anyway, one of you is diagnosed with a chronic illness like rheumatoid arthritis and you find that the words are not just theoretical, but real."

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1 comment:

Diana Troldahl said...

As always a wonderful post. I love the perspectives you shared. It is all too easy to get caught up in our own grief over the diagnosis and not nurture our partners as we would like.
My husband and I had plans to hike the Adirondack together, and talking about that lost dream helped us get back on track to focus on what we can do together instead. We have had some lovely adventures since I got my electric wheelchair.