Yes. You have described my husband to the T... He has always done for others and never really says when he needs help. Yeah, I'm sure he will get angry and short tempered but I understand. If i can get him on-line to join your on-line I'll keep you in mind for our support counseling service... Thanks for everything.View Thread
And Bless You too...Thanks for your kind words..YEs it is hard to watch.. I dont want to make him feel useless so I'm learning to back off a little. He's a prideful private man and hope this blogging becomes even more helpful and in return hope i can helo someone tool. Received some great suggestions from Mike201View Thread
Thanks Mike201.. That sounds like GREAT idea... Keep him distracted with activites...but he's already set his heels in the flooring...He rarely goes out (due to pain and swelling) But we just been approved for a new biologic and hopefully this would help alot... He knows he wont be the same but if just most of the pain goes aways... I might see him smile more. I have told at least one of his closest friends who offered to take him to gym but Dr. says he's too inflammed for anykind of physical therapy so we'll wait to see how new meds work then try therapy. Hubby is very private person with not many friends and will not be happy if I told anyone else beside his close family members... Ive already told a few. They seem to have jumped on board with checking in more with him. Thanks so much for your suggestions. Ive got 2-5 covered. The hard part will be extra activities for him with so much pain..but I will try....thanks again... GOD BLESSView Thread
thanks for those kind words. Sometimes its hard to have patience... I do understand for I have been diagnosed with a simular disease( in remission)... My main priority is for him to get proper treatment that will put HIM in remission.I hope he knows I AM here for him... will get rocky I suppose but I'm hereView Thread
HI. I'm new to this posting stuff and usually i wouldnt but i would like to help my husband as much as possible. He was diagnosed with RA in 2003. He's used metho, humuria, then Embrel for a year then Cimzia monthly.. I have watched my husband deterioate before my eyes. In addition to severe swollen ankles, knees, fingers and hands it's hard to walk upstairs, get out of chairs. He gets relief after soaking his ankles in warm to hot water and using heating packs on his joints. I still notice his swollen joints. I try not to do EVERYTHING for him but as days goes on he needs more assistance. I love him dearly. It's been real hard to watch him in pain.... saying all of that. Is there ANYTHING..ANYTHING I can do as a wife to help alleviate the pain and increase his mobility?View Thread
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