Processing the Diagnosis

February 17th, 2014

I mentioned that Marcel had some blood work and x-rays done, and that last week we were going to get the results of both. I really didn’t expect anything that time wouldn’t heal, but it looks like this was a time where I was wrong.

It took me by surprise. I wish I could say that it didn’t, but you could have knocked me over with a feather. I’m also very emotional, but so is Marcel, and I knew it was important for me to keep my own emotions in-check around him. He seemed to take it all very well. In spite of my shock- it could have been much worse, and it is something that is manageable with medication. There isn’t a ‘cure’, but at least we have a diagnosis, and at least it’s manageable. I’m so grateful for both.

I know, I’m being somewhat vague on what exactly he has been diagnosed with, but while this is my space, I don’t think it’s fair to share potentially with the world what’s going on with him. It’s not a secret, and you may already know, but if you’re close to use and don’t know, feel free to ask either of us.

For the rest of you out here in cyber-space, I’m sorry.

It has taken me some time to process things, but I am feeling much better. I am a ‘thinker’, so when I hear something that I’m not sure how to manage, I go into thinking overload, and tend to pull away from everyone except those within my inner circle. It takes me some time, plus I went into research mode, so that I can have the most information to be proactive in Marcel’s health.

Thankfully, I have an amazing group of close friends both on this side of the pond and the other. I don’t know what I would do without them, and it’s such a wonderful feeling knowing that even when you are struggling and potentially at your worst, that the people who love you, love you no matter what. To all of you- you know who you are- I’m grateful!

As for Marcel and I- we’ll continue learning to live with this diagnosis and thankfully it’s not something that should keep us from continuing to live an amazing life together.

2 Responses to “Processing the Diagnosis”

  1. Victoria says:

    I’m sorry Marcel is having to deal with health issues. I’m glad it isn’t something more serious. Thinking about you both.

  2. admin says:

    Thank you Vic- That means a lot. It’s something he’s going to have to live with for the rest of his life- but the medication keeps the disease from progressing, so that’s managable. Not ideal, but it could be much worse, so we’re grateful.

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