Thursday, November 15, 2007

Wed 11/14/07 The Issue Is Prevalent

Today I received two phone calls from individuals, whom I have never met who have recently read my book. The feedback was wonderful.The first call was from Mary, who suffers from multiple sclerosis and has a four-year-old who suffers from autism. He refuses to be potty trained, so life is difficult to say the least for Mary. Her MS fatigue hits her at about 1:00 in the afternoon after she has done all the morning chores like cleaning laundry, playing with, cleaning and feeding her four-year-old son. When her husband arrives home from work he accuses her of doing nothing all day because he sees her lying down nesting. Then the verbal abuse starts and ends when they go to sleep.Just because her husband can't see the illness, he refuses to think that anything wrong with Mary. That's just horrible. She doesn't know what to do. The sad thing is, this situation is so prevalent among suffers of MS.The second call came from Susan. She actually had not started reading the book yet, she couldn't get past the cover and wanted to know who did the design. Susan suffers from severe fibromyalgia and is terribly weak and exhausted after only being awake two to three hours in the morning. She, however is married to a very understanding husband of 32 years who plans on sticking by his wife's side for better or worse in sickness and health like the wedding vows state. It's nice to know when the going get's difficult there are still loving and compassionate people out there.