Long Hard Road
Posted on August 07 2015
It is hard to watch someone you love hurt or continue to go downhill and feel helpless. I am a Christian and so is my husband, but we definitely have had a long hard road. It all started 16 years ago. My husband, Larry was crushed between two trucks on the job. He was in the hospital for 5 months. He could not talk for 4 months. He was on tube feeding for 6 months. Part of his pancreas had to be removed. He had pancreatitis. Had to have a plate and screws put in one of his arms and the radial nerve was also damaged in that arm. His pelvis was crushed on the right side. It definitely was not an easy road for his recovery. He was put in the intensive care 3 times during his hospital stay. I like to have lost him several times. I knew there was a greater physician than any physician at the hospital, GOD. Larry did make it out of the hospital and he finally got to the point he could eat, drink fluids and walk. He had a stroke 3 years ago and now he has been diagnosed with Parkinson's. Yes, I do wonder why my husband Larry have gone through so much. He does not deserve what he is going through. I don't deserve it either. Its hard on him. He is not able to sleep now. He tells his legs and feet to move and they will not move. He can't talk well. So many other symptoms going on. His health is rapidly declining. He has no strength. I am doing everything I can to help, but what can I do, but pray. I have never been around anyone that has Parkinson's until now, so it is definitely new to me. All I can say is I pray, pray and pray some more. I love my Larry. In December we will be married 34 years. I came out of my job so that I can be with my husband and help him. Its hard, because I too have problems. I have rods in my back and I also have Fibromyalgia, but; I will not give up and I will definitely support my husband emotionally and any way I can. Anyone that is dealing with Parkinson's, I really feel for the person that has it and their caretaker. Its not easy at all. I just know we have to take it one day at a time.