Sunday, April 24, 2011

30 Days of Pictures: Day 24

Day 24: A picture of something you wish you could change

In case you don't know, during her Junior year of college, Michelle was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Previously, on Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, I've written my story of loving someone with FMS. Every day, I wish I could take her pain as my own. Every day I wish I could remove this struggle from her life. No, it isn't something that causes her to be on disability or eliminates her ability to enjoy life, but when she's having a flare-up, even having the bedsheets covering her is agony. My biggest fear during her pregnancy is the affect it would have on her Fibro. I was afraid she would be bed-ridden, in so much pain that she wouldn't be able to overcome. I should've known better. My wife is the strongest, toughest and most determined person I know, but it doesn't make things any easier on her or us.

I wish I could change things to remove Fibromyalgia from my wife's life. I wish she never had to worry about not being able to sleep or that the weight of her clothing would cause her to be in agony or that she wouldn't be able to play with our daughter because getting down to Ingrid's level was simply too painful and exhausting.

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