Here goes... We've been together 7 years. This is just the bigger things, not the every day stuff. We're about to start counselling for all our usual relationship issues. Money, sex, trust etc.
My dad died.
I got swine flu
I fell down the stairs & broke my leg in 3 places; surgery
We both got whooping cough
Found out DH has zero sperm count. Testicular biopsies.
3 years of IVF & one miscarriage
My ongoing bipolar 2 issues
My mum contracting septicaemia & nearly dying. Icu for 2 weeks.
After my C section my son was in NICU for 4 days. Then I contracted septicaemia, my wound opened up & leaked litres of fluid. 3 weeks in hospital & 6 weeks of daily nurse visits to pack wound.
Post natal depression & a mild psychosis.
Son chronically ill with ear infections; hearing affected till surgery at 2 years. Now speech delayed.
Failed last & only IVF cycle to try for a sibling. Zero fertilisation.
Last year I was hospitalised with pulmonary embolisms & splenic infarcts, ended up it was a rare strain of glandular fever. Kept tissuing cannulas so they put a pic line in. Got blood clot & staff infection in pic line. Had power line put in. 3 weeks in hospital & 3 weeks of home visits for IV antibiotics through power line.
Mother-in-law who we live with hospitalised for 3 months for anxiety, depression & bulimia. Still unwell
4 weeks ago my brother went to the Dr with back pain. We found out he had lung cancer that metastasised to the liver, lymph nodes, bone & blood. He passed away a week ago today. We had his funeral on Wednesday.
Through it all we're so lucky to have each other & our son.