I have recently been diagnosed, and I am finding it hard to be the person that I once was. This condition has the ability to make your life stop and start at its command. I am finding myself to be much sadder, more anxious, more easily irritated and having lower emotional energy due to the daily pain, medications, and withdrawal effects. I am fearing that this will negatively affect my relationship and upcoming marriage with my partner. I love him very much, more than he will ever know. Being with someone with a chronic illness can not be easy, especially when you see their personality and body deteriorating right in front of your eyes. I fear that he will one day find it all too much to be with someone who has a chronic illness and up and leave for an easier life. I am hoping that I am not the only one who has felt like this or feels like this. For those that have read this far, thank you. For those that reply, your words mean so much more than you can possibly imagine. Thank you.
Wishing you health and peace,