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    I'm a caregiver to a man with ms, he is quadriplegic from it and needs care 24/7. I've been taking care of him for a yr and a half and have become very close to him, in fact I'm in love with him, my concern is can a relationship work between caregiver and patient? I get so tired taking care of him now when I work a lot of hours, that I wonder how I would do it if i were in a relationship with him.

    #2
    "don't think about all the reasons why it won't work, focus on the one reason it will work"

    "what comes easy won't last, what lasts won't come easy"

    I don't have much advice, but all I can offer to you is to tell you to follow your heart.

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      #3
      [QUOTE=Lostalias;1461774]I'm a caregiver to a man with ms, he is quadriplegic from it and needs care 24/7.

      I do not know if you are working with an agency or not, if so I would say that is crossing boundaries.

      If not, how does he feel about you?

      GL with your decision

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        #4
        all of these different scenarios that you bring up are issues that you two need to sit down and work out ( and think hard about). I applaud you for your honesty and your dedication to this gentleman. I do not have any advice for you other than to wish you the best of luck.
        hunterd/HuntOP/Dave
        volunteer
        MS World
        hunterd@msworld.org
        PPMS DX 2001

        "ADAPT AND OVERCOME" - MY COUSIN

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          #5
          Originally posted by Lostalias View Post
          I get so tired taking care of him now when I work a lot of hours, that I wonder how I would do it if i were in a relationship with him.
          I would imagine that it would be the same except that a love would be shared. Everyone in a relationship with someone who has ms is their caregiver to one extent or another. (A good loving relationship anyway)

          Granted I have no experience with this, but it warms my heart when I see or hear of great & loving relationships in spite of ms.
          MS dx's 2000
          Tysabrian

          fate is not just who's cooking smells good, but which way the wind blows

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