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  1. Spouse newly diagnosed-denial and anger

    NN, In a bit of a hurry right now but just wanted to say a quick very sincere thank you for your input and words of encouragement. It means a lot. God bless and prayers for a wonderful day!
  2. Spouse newly diagnosed-denial and anger

    An update: thank you all for your support and kind words. This forum helps. Drs have been very reassuring that we caught this early on and his work has been supportive so for the short term we're doing well. Husband is doing and feeling well. I'm a planner by nature though so not being able to plan where or when our retirement will be is frustrating to me. I'm writing today because this thing struck me right in the face. I was happily getting my Valentines gifts ready for our daughter and my husband... I put the ribbon on the top of my daughters gift bag and curled it making it really cute and fun. I went to assemble my husbands gift bag as well hoping that he would like the gifts inside the bag. I went to tie the top of the bag with the ribbon the same way I had made my daughters and I had to stop and hold back the tears as it struck me like a ton of bricks that he would have a very difficult time undoing the ribbon to open the gift. I quickly tried to hold back the tears but they're still coming even now as this is blurry as I type. I guess I should expect there to be highs and lows but I don't know why this particular task hit me so hard.
  3. Spouse newly diagnosed-denial and anger

    Things are going better... Have told some family and friends and they're all very supportive. His work also knows so there's concern as far as what the future holds for us in that area. Lately seems that I have to be the realistic one as the meds are helping him so much at times he goes back into denial. It's tough... But we're dealing with this. I have no ties to the product at all but have seen on this forum that Ashwaghandha (sp?) is extremely beneficial and he's started taking it... The difference is like night and day as far as his mood and level of happiness. Of course this could also be the product of the sinemet and mirapex but I do think there's something to this supplement. Anyway, it's been a little while since I've posted as it's taken some time to digest all of this. Some days are better than others. I am in a depressive state and having to take meds for that but I guess that's pretty realistic for the shock we've had with this... Many Blessings to all of you and hope you're doing well. One thing I'm learning is that I HAVE to take care of myself in order to be healthy for him. That's a new concept for me so it's taking some effort/change on my part to do so. I just have to remember, this is a marathon-not a sprint. Best regards to all
  4. Spouse newly diagnosed-denial and anger

    Thank you all for your kind words, support, insight and wisdom. Keeping things hush hush over the Holiday with family and friends around proved to be quite difficult as symptoms are getting more obvious. It was pretty exhausting trying to deflect questions or concern and changing the subject. Christmas may serve to be more challenging as more family will be around. I'm still not discussing this with anyone except my husband and a Christian counselor that I've been seeing for a few years. She is very helpful. It helps a great deal just to be able to talk and this forum is very encouraging as well. So thank you all again. I pray each of you had a blessed Thanksgiving and upcoming Christmas plans are filled with love and joy. Will check back soon. Much love...
  5. Spouse newly diagnosed-denial and anger

    Thank you all for your comments. I'll check back in a few days. God bless!
  6. Spouse newly diagnosed-denial and anger

    Thank you Gardener for your encouraging words. I am a planner by nature and all of this leaves me at a loss and feeling out of sorts as to what to do, or not do for that matter. I guess the best thing I can do for now is just take it one day at a time.
  7. Greetings all... I'm thankful for this forum. First time here and feeling very overwhelmed. My spouse, 57, was recently diagnosed and is in denial and expressing a lot of anger. I'm trying to be as cheerful upbeat and supportive at the same time feeling very angry myself. Almost feel as though our future is being robbed away from us. I'm feeling a lot of different emotions thoughts and feelings and not quite sure where to turn as he wants no one to know about this yet. My upmost concern is for him of course but how do I prepare to be the best caregiver that I'm going to need to be?
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