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I appreciate your concerns and want to tell you (as you have probably already guessed from all the replies you have received) that you are not alone. I am a 'PC Wife' too. Dx 3 October. I come to this Site very often to get information and strength.
It has been a tough haul. Tougher for my husband. So many friends are helpful. My MIL does not live nearby, but was just here to visit recently. I kept telling myself that he is her son. I have two sons and I kept trying to put myself in her place. It was hard though as she pushed me too far at one point.
You will be able to do the best you can. I go with my husband to the doctor, and have cut back on work to be home more often. Before his Dx, I traveled almost every week in my job. But have now stopped traveling totally. I was 8 months into a new job when he was Dx'd. My management has been so understanding and considerate of our problem. Turns out our VP of Human Resources lost a relative to this terrible disease and he has a real advocate for me.
Hang in there and come here as often as you can. It can be sad at times, but sitting here watching my best friend hurt is the worst thing that has ever happened to me.
I have included my email. Feel free to mail me anytime. I am not an expert by any means. But have a sympathetic shoulder.
God bless you and your best friend. DEB
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