It's been an eventful few days for the two of us at home here in Spain. On Saturday, nine days ago, my beloved Lisa asked me to help put the washing out to dry. It's an easy job that I can do sitting down, so I readily agreed. The trouble was that it was not … Continue reading Wife who is carer is really a wonderful, loving, angel
Thoughts of love were brought to the forefront of many people’s minds on Valentine’s Day, which is widely celebrated by couples both young and not so young. They usually buy cards and enjoy romantic dinners. In our case, Feb. 14 also is Lisa’s birthday. So, to me, that is more important. We went out for … Continue reading MS Love and Care, as Only a Superwife Can Provide
Perhaps the most overlooked people in the world of disabilities are not the people living with ds abilities but those living with them – the husband or wife who take cares of their loved one. They are the family carers who devote so much of their lives doing all sorts of things which can include … Continue reading Taking care of a partner with a disability can be a labour of love
Wednesday’s question about staying with a partner who used a wheelchair was quite enlightening with a much greater response than expected. And, while the ‘research sample’ was not representative of society as a whole, it certainly brought out some personal tales of love and others of sadness. I am not a researcher or a … Continue reading Wheelchair partners – from ‘my rock’ to hard places
Every so often we see, on Facebook, and perhaps other social media sites, a drawing of someone in a wheelchair – accompanied by a question along the lines of “If this happened to your partner, would you stay?” Most people who reply say “Yes” but what of the vast majority who don’t comment? Then … Continue reading Would you stay if your partner used a wheelchair?