|Feb 24 2012|
My husband lost his right leg in 2008. It is still an adjustment but we take it a day at a time. We just found out Wednesday that his left leg is going to be amputated as well. He's upset, I'm upset, our families are upset. He's only 35. I just don't know how I am supposed to be supportful of him when I feel like crying all the time. They are making him meet with a psychiatrist before they schedule the surgery to make sure mentally he can handle it. But listening to him tell her about how his dreams and goals in life aren't going to happen anymore, I broke down. I know it's constantly on his mind now. His ex-wife left him when he was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease. I think he fears I will leave too. I can't think of any other ways to prove to him that I'm not going anywhere. I've been with him through his kidney transplant, pancreas transplant, his pancreas transplant failing, amputation of his right leg, and I will be there after the amputation of his left leg. He's worried about what kind of life we will have and the stress his health is putting on me. But I love him, and will deal with the stress any way I can without it affecting him, even if its by just doing this...venting through an online support group. I'm afraid of telling him all of my feelings and thoughts about what is going on because he's already being treated for depression.
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