This is the last week of an intense medical treatment my husband has been going through for a year.
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.
wow, stacie, thanks for your openness. I'll keep you and your husband in my prayers
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.
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.
I will keep you and your husband in my thoughts, Stacie. I hope things look much brighter for you both.
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.
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 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 .
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
Stacie, I wish you and your husband physical and emotional strength in the weeks and years ahead. Most sincerely- Steph
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.
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.
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,
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.
P.S. The gratitude journal really works, by the way.
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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