Jan 9, 2013

In Sickness

When I met my husband Saje in 2000 we were both pretty healthy.  Sure I had hurt my back a few times from overestimating how much I could move and a car accident but nothing major.  We were married in 2001 and part of the vows were 'in sickness and in health'.  We both took that seriously along with my promise to shot him rather then ever divorcing him.

We are both fairly young being in our forties but health has taken a turn for the worse.  I was blessed with fibromyalgia after being rear-ended in 2002.  For the most part I do pretty good but there are definitely some bad days.  I have also had to have surgery twice.

Saje was diagnosed also with fibro in 2011 and unfortunately his is much worse then mine.  He also came down with Reynaud's Syndrome last year.  Lately he hasn't been able to work as putting any pressure on his feet including walking or wearing shoes causes extreme pain.  We have been searching down an answer to the cause and hoping that once we find it that it can be corrected.  Well we found out the reason for it on Monday.  Apparently his fibro has effected his feet also.  We hadn't considered this nor had his primary care physician as having it effect the feet this severely isn't that common.

I am just glad to have an answer as to why.  Now to research disability as I can't see Saje ever being able to go back to work.  Do I regret my vow of sickness or in health?  Not at all.  I love him even more then when we were married.  The issues of our health is just another step in the game of life.


  1. I can so identify with you one this one! My husband had a brain abcess develop in 1986. He has never worked a day in his life since, and still has problems due to complications. We had 5 chidren at that time, but not because of them, but the pledge of loyalty I made on our wedding day has kept us together. It won't be easy at times, but keep the faith and it will all work out.


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