An Interesting Ending

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  1. Stacie Naczelnik profile image73
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    This is the last week of an intense medical treatment my husband has been going through for a year.
    Whew.
    Anyone who has gone through treatment, or anyone who has lived with a loved one going through any major treatment, knows how much it affects every part of your life - physically, mentally, and psychologically.
    It has been quite a year, often very difficult.  Our relationship has really gone through a lot of changes, and sometimes I wonder if surviving this segment of our marriage will help us through difficult times in the future.
    Anyway, as this is the last week...I am feeling a lot of emotions, a lot like when he was first diagnosed (I'm not sharing his condition here out of respect of his privacy).  But I just feel like we are so blessed that this happened at a time when I was employed somewhere that offers medical insurance--otherwise, we never would have been able to afford this.

    So, I'm asking that all of you take this opportunity to reflect on the many blessings in your life.  I know I am.

  2. WeddingConsultant profile image67
    WeddingConsultantposted 10 years ago

    wow, stacie, thanks for your openness. I'll keep you and your husband in my prayers

  3. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Good luck to your family, Stacie smile

  4. Peter M. Lopez profile image85
    Peter M. Lopezposted 10 years ago

    Congrats to both you guys for making it through.  I don't doubt for a second you both will come through this stronger and closer.

  5. elisabeth reid profile image62
    elisabeth reidposted 10 years ago

    Congratulations on the milestone.  Sometimes endings are sad, sometimes bittersweet...this sounds like a good ending and it sounds like you've used the trials the experience has presented as a way to grow stronger in all ways -- physically, emotionally, individually, as a couple and as a family.

    I sincerely hope things continue to go well for you and for your husband and your family.  You're in my thoughts.

  6. Angela Harris profile image68
    Angela Harrisposted 10 years ago

    I will keep you and your husband in my thoughts, Stacie. I hope things look much brighter for you both.

  7. cflynn profile image74
    cflynnposted 10 years ago

    Hi Stacie

    best wishes to you and your husband.
    We all need a reminder to count our blessings and look after our health, so thank you for that.

    Caitriona

  8. funride profile image75
    funrideposted 10 years ago

    There is nothing more important in life than our family health, I just can imagine what you both have been through and I´m glad that everything is coming to a positive ending.

    I´m honored to belong hubpages community http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/29/29_3_3.gif where people can express their feelings and get such positive reactions from others.

    I´m also a blessed person, thank you for remember me that Stacie http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/16/16_4_16.gif.

  9. Zsuzsy Bee profile image87
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 10 years ago

    A very wise friend of mine told me long ago that everyday before he goes to bed he writes down three things to be thankful for in his little notepad on his nighttable. He said it helped him put the day into perspective. Stacie glad to see you have the same great outlook. Congrats to you both. regards Zsuzsy

    Funride I am with you on it being an honor to be part of hubpages. Such fellowship is just great. zs

  10. stephhicks68 profile image91
    stephhicks68posted 10 years ago

    Stacie,  I wish you and your husband physical and emotional strength in the weeks and years ahead.  Most sincerely- Steph

  11. robie2 profile image96
    robie2posted 10 years ago

    Best Wishes, Stacie, and congratulations to you and your husband on reaching this milestone.  May the road ahead be a smoother, easier path for you both. And thanks too for reminding us all to count our blessings--for my money, people like you in the hubpages community are definitely blessings to be counted.

  12. Stacie Naczelnik profile image73
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    Thanks everyone.

    I've just been spending so much time on hubpages lately that I felt like sharing what I'm going through with the community.  It is just so important to remember life's blessings instead of always focusing on the negatives.  I love the idea of writing three things down every night.  What  a lovely thing to do.  I may take it up.

  13. Inspirepub profile image76
    Inspirepubposted 10 years ago

    Glad to know you're seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, Stacie.

    I have a gratitude journal, and when I sit down to write in it there are always 20 things, not just three.

    Sending positive energy your way,

    Jenny

  14. Shirley Anderson profile image70
    Shirley Andersonposted 10 years ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Stacie.

    My youngest daughter has a chronic illness that has seen us in hospitals for months on end, and the most difficult aspect for me, was not being able to do anything to help when the pain was so bad.  I don't wish the illness of a loved one on anybody!

    The good news is that you're through the worst of it, and you can start moving forward again.

    Very best wishes for both you and your husband.
    Shirley

    P.S.  The gratitude journal really works, by the way.

  15. Caryl Oliver profile image50
    Caryl Oliverposted 10 years ago

    Stacie,

    I have been caring for a chronically sick partner for nearly 10 years now and it is sometimes hard work to be the strong one all the time!

    Everyone is full of sympathy and caring for the sick one without realising the burden carried by the carer but if that sick person appreciates you then nothing is really too much effort... and having the partner still with you is worth everything that you put in.

    I hope your husband makes a full recovery and I know that you two will be stronger together by virtue of having shared this incredible journey.

 
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