I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for your warm wishes, positive energy, love and support regarding Monday’s MS procedure in Albany NY. I can’t begin to describe how deeply touched and blessed I felt to receive such incredible warmth and caring, it was truly overwhelming.
Stephen has shared bits of this year long journey of deliberation and uncertainty with the CCSVI treatment, articulating with tremendous accuracy the mechanics and implications of the procedure and his personal thoughts and feelings in his uniquely intimate way. So, I asked him for a little blog space to share my profound appreciation and admiration to my husband and partner whose unwavering love, support and friendship nurtures and strengthens me every day. I can’t say thank you enough Stephen!
I may have the disease, but the painful reality for most loved ones of people with illness is that he also struggles with the disease; among other things with a sense of helplessness and frustration often equal to my own. Ahhh, how complicated…and so we support each other.
Even today I wonder how can a man who seems to have come from another world could so readily have embraced a life not just with a mother of four, but with a woman suffering from an incurable degenerative condition. Well, ten wonderful years+ later, I’m still baffled but also deeply blessed and very much aware of how we both have grown in ways and depths neither of us thought possible. I understand and appreciate how we both work every day to stay ‘awake’, to reflect, and face our doubts and demons, separately and together. This ‘work’ strengthens our bond— with ourselves, with each other, and is a wonderful example to our children, what more could I hope for in this fragile uncertain life?
Now that the procedure is over and according to the surgeons went well, I’m looking forward to the holidays with my family; let go of all doubt and speculation and move forward.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and joyful holidays,