Chronic Pain, Depression, Disability, Fibromyalgia, Gratitude, Health, Spoonie

My Husband, Michael Gilchrist

This post is dedicated to my husband and to all the husbands out there that support us, ‘the Fibromyalgia sufferers’.

Fibromyalgia is a debilitating chronic condition. I believe that support from your family and friends goes a long way. Most Fibromyalgia sufferers end up losing their husbands/wives/partners as they cannot handle the support we need.

My husband and I have been together for 17 years today. We married on the 25th of July 2019. I’m so grateful for him because without him, I don’t think I could handle my Fibromyalgia.

My husband goes out of his way to support me and for that, I am extremely grateful. There are so many ways that your husbands/wives/partners can do to support you. My husband does so much for me. Here are some of the many ways in which he supports me:

  • He loves me unconditionally.
  • I am not the person that he fell in love with 17 years ago, before Fibromyalgia changed me and yet he still loves me.
  • He always stands by my side through my journey with Fibromyalgia.
  • He cooks dinner when I can’t, due to my Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
  • He often does the grocery shopping alone when I can’t, due to my sensory overload, pain, and extreme exhaustion.
  • He makes me coffee every morning, and tea in the evenings.
  • When I am in hospital, he visits me every day.
  • He supports me through my ups and downs with Fibromyalgia, and also the side effects of the medication.
  • When I am unable to take my son to a doctors appointment, he will take time off work just to take him.
  • He sits and spends time with me when I am not feeling well.
  • He will run me a bath when I am unable to because of exhaustion, pain, and dizziness.
  • He will hold my body up and walk me to where ever I want to go when I am unable to walk.
  • He deals with my mood swings when I am not well.
  • He compliment’s me, telling me how beautiful I am, even when I have just woken up or haven’t done my make up, etc,
  • He puts our family before himself, and really takes care of us in the most amazing way.

I love him with all my heart and soul, and always will.

What a lucky woman I am to have such an amazing husband.

Are there ways that your husband/wives/partners support you that you would like to share?

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