Tuesday, July 13, 2010

An Interview with my Boyfriend

There are many faces of MS.  Not just the persons who are diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, but those around us who share in this experience.  Last week I interviewed my mother to get her perspective on this disease.

Another important Face of MS to recognize is the one seen in the eyes of those you have the closest relationship with: your spouse or committed companion.

Dating when you have MS can present special challenges.

In 2005, I was actively dating and met a man on a blind date just one week before I mentioned tingling/numbness in my left hand/arm to my doctor.  On the date we were both shy but had a great time talking about many things, including our love of music.

Hey, he was actually going to a symphony concert that evening with friends.  This guy had potential.  ;-)

Read this post in its entirety:

The Face of MS: A Boyfriend's Perspective


  1. Interesting! We both have MS and boyfriends. LOL.

    Now when I met Alex I had no idea he was going to become my boyfriend as I had just had my daughter's wake a week ago. He knew I had MS so no surprise there.

    The surprise was he ended up being my boyfriend.

    Yes we present challenges, don't we?

  2. You have a great man there Lisa! Hang on to him! :)

  3. Those who are our primary friends/family/caregivers are the unsung heroes on this journey. Of course it is not easy for them or the MSer. Given the odds against relationships surviving the fires of MS, I salute those who can fashion a meaningful life together despite the MS.

  4. Hi Lisa,
    You have a good man there!

    This article gave me the idea to "interview" my hubbers. He is fantastic, but we don't talk about my MS much, and I really don't know how it has affected him.

    Can you please add my blog to the MS Bloggers On Line List. I can't seem to contact you by email. Thanks

  5. The headache is a symptom so frequent that is almost impossible to affirm that someone should not have suffered from this inconvenience ever in your life. The headache or migraine is a symptom caused by some disease.

  6. Interesting series. One of the most frequent emails I get is from people wondering whether their spouse or significant other has what it takes to be a caregiver in the long run of MS or the other side of the coin from beginning caregivers wondering if they can make the long run. There is a lot of unspoken language out there.

    Caregivingly Yours, Patrick