Hi everyone! I’m new to this website and wanted to get a little feedback from people who have been where I am and where I will be going. My boyfriend was diagnosed with MS about 1 year before we started dating. We have now been dating for right at a year. He was diagnosed when he was 39 years old. We have known each other since high school and have lived in the same small town together all of our lives. I truly believe God brought us together when we both needed it the most. I had been divorced about 7 years and have 3 children. He had been divorced about 1 year (yes his then wife left him right before he got the official diagnosis, but knew something was wrong). Having said all that, I truly love this man with all my heart. I can’t imagine not having him in my life & feel beyond blessed that he is part of mine & my children’s lives. I’ve been as supportive as I know how to be. I go with him to his doctor’s appointments, went with him to his MRI’s, and most recently, his first round of Ocrevus. Knowing how strong this man is and how independent he is, I can’t imagine what it will be like for him when his physical abilities start to decline. He has RRMS and shows no signs or symptoms, physically, right now. He does get tired easily and it usually occurs mid afternoon. He also has optic neuritis, which is how they started to finally diagnosis his MS. I guess I’m just looking for encouragement or advice on how best to help him. He is opening up more about when he doesn’t feel good. I have absolutely no plans about leaving this precious man. I have told him numerous times that, if he wants me here, I am in this with him for the long of it. We have discussed marriage openly, so I know that will happen. I just want to be the best that I can for him because I do love him so very much! Please please please … any advice or words of encouragement??
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