05-12-2012, 09:33 AM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Albuquerque, NM, USA
Re: It's getting tough--Parkinson's spouse
Originally Posted by melfay
What a lovely honest lady. If you read all the comments re It's getting tough ... they give a true indication of the situation. My husband is only 58 yrs old, & has had Parkinsons since he was 44. As a carer it can be lonely, frustrating, exhausting,... difficult not being able to discuss things rationally like we used to, .. v difficult to avoid stressful topics like problems with family or money. If you take on this dear lady, please be well aware of the possibilities. My husband has always had a wonderful sense of humour, loved company, was well groomed, energetic, funloving ....... all gone now, due to the cruel illness. It is lonely being a carer, & wanting to be nurtured too. All the best with whatever you decide.
She may know of this burden. She advertises that she will not marry again and thought I was more religious - a significant change since our initial meetings.
Thank you again.