FOWC with Fandango: Before

We lived like most married couples. We were both working, but at home Mr. Swiss would care for the business side of things and I would care for the household side of things although we shared most of the physical work. One day we became old, too old to continue our life as we thought it would be.

And now Mr. Swiss is in a golden oldie home where he gets the care he needs, which I could no longer give him due to my handicap of MS. Luckily the home is just around the corner and we see each other quite often.

However life has changed for me. I take care of paying all the bills for myself, Mr. Swiss and my son who is autistic. I had to learn how to complete the income tax declaration although I have an accountant to help. I take care of our insurances. I had to employ a domestic help as I could no longer manage with the cleaning tasks. I learned how the computer printer works.

Now and again I think how it used to be, how we imagined our days would be when we were retired. Going on holiday is out of the question for both of us. So much has changed, but life goes on. Before now seems to be another world.

FOWC with Fanndango: Before

6 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango: Before

  1. Sorry to hear! I’ve had CFS/ME for many years. My present is not what I had expected many years ago either. I just don’t have the energy to do the things I would like to do. I guess we just have to “do the best we can, with what we’ve got!” Hope that things go as well for you and your family, as can be expected! (hugs 🙂

    I’ve been following you for many years, and have always admired your ability to create such wonderful, creative Blogs!

    ~Raenie (from the old Yahoo360 days)

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    • Thankyou for your kind comments. Your words describe exactly how it is. Looking back on the past I am also sure that my MS began many years ago, but I didn’t realize that my disabilities were connected. One example was that I could never ride a bike. Sounds silly I know but there is a connection. My neurologist confirmed that I had the illness since I was 20-30 years old. As you say the energy is no longer as it should be and I have problems with balance.
      I have been blogging for many years and began in Yahoo.

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