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How Do You Cope When Both Husband And Wife Have Illiness?

My husband and I both were diagnosed with chronic kidney disease within a few months of each other. We are both 65 and like doing things together. I have noticed that we are both slowing down. I am not handling getting old at all especially when we both have chronic illnesses. We can both see ourselves slowing down.

I asked him all day if he was okay, of course, he said yes, but so did I. We will be celebrating 27 years together in July. I feel sad right now, and this is not me.

I know that communication is the key, but I'm just not ready for this. We loved traveling and doing everything together.

How do you handle things when both people need that mental help in the household and are caregivers themselves? We would love to hear from you.

  1. How are you doing with your illness as a couple? Today is my 27th anniversary.

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