I’ve been in a relationship with my partner George for almost seven years, we met at work and instantly felt the sparks fly, now we are like two peas in a pod and he really is my rock.
We had been together four years when I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2014. At the end of April I was rushed to hospital with a suspected stroke and kept in for a few days while they carried out various checks and assessments. George was by my side the entire time, telling me jokes and keeping my spirits up especially when I was having my lumbar puncture done, (something I was especially nervous about) he sat next to me, got my iPad and put on Harry Potter to watch to take my mind off the painful procedure.
Going through the ‘limbo’ period, I like to call it, he was always there through my mood swings, anxiety and depression he was there giving me support, laughter and love. He didn’t even react when I would take my frustration out on him (I’m not happy about that, but we are all human and hurt the ones we love the most even though we don’t mean it).
When I got my diagnosis he had already researched what to expect and how he could help and support me, which is fantastic and I know previous boyfriends would have unfortunately probably left me (sadly that’s the type of people they were).
The beginning of 2015 I went through a very low period where nothing would cheer me up, I was just coping and dealing with MS. It was really hard and felt like my previous life had been taken from me. Along with George, my Aunt suggested that I get a cat to help me put my focus onto something else other than the MS and that’s when we got Arthur.
Now three years later both Arthur and George helped me tremendously in managing and living with this chronic illness on a day to day basis. George is absolutely amazing and I couldn’t ask for a better partner. Our love has definitely grown stronger since being diagnosed with MS. My cat Arthur is my little fur baby and he too has helped me a lot with living with this illness, just cuddles from them both cheers me up no end.
I’ve found that my MS has made the love between my partner and I so much stronger and the love I have for my cat is eternal. Share and acknowledge your loves despite MS below.
My name is Hannah I’m 27 years old with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, I was diagnosed at the age of 24 in Dec 2014. I’m a bubbly, cheery individual who tries to look on the positive side 99% of the time (obviously that can be hard). I love playing the piano, writing on my blog, going for walks, having cuddles with my cat and spending time with loved ones.
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