MS Tuesday-75%

***This is was originally posted on October 12, 2010.  I am going to be re-posting some of my MS posts because I have gotten so many new followers and I want to share them with my new readers.

I found a stat during invisible illness week that really shocked me but in the same sense it made total sense to me. It said that 75% of marriages where one person has a chronic illness end in divorce. I am shocked by this but I also know it is true because I am one of the 75%. When I worked at the nursing home I saw it all to often. Peoples spouses would leave them once they got sick. On the other had I also saw the husbands that stuck around. I was always in awe of the ones that stayed with there spouses.

It makes me sad that people are so shallow that they leave when things are going as they hoped. It hurts me because I was 100% honest with my husband before we got married and once he finally saw that I was sick he left a few months later. I would never leave someone because they are sick.   I know there are a few good men out there who leave but more than not they walk away.

The reason I am not dating is because I don’t want to deal with another person getting scared and walking away.  Since the MS is basically invisible well at least right now it is people can’t understand that I am sick.  Once they do finally see that I am sick they leave because they “can’t” deal with it.  I just irritates me that so many people are scared by something that affects me but I can’t change that about people.  I know this post is all over the place but it was hard for me to organize my thoughts on this post.

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Poor Sylvia

I haven’t written about my kids in awhile so I figure you might like to hear the latest thing that has happened to the baby of the group Sylvia.  If you have followed for awhile you know I have 2 cats Elinore or Alley Cat and Sylvia.  My grandparents also have a cat named Vinnie that has to be around 15 years old.  I recently received an awesome product to review on my blog (that review will be up in the next few days).  They packed the box with paper so that it wouldn’t shift while it was being shipped.  Now my two cats are easily scared and my family has been known to torment them from time to time because of how they act.  My grandparents cat has always loved paper.  So he was playing in the paper and is actually still sleeping on the paper because every time we try and clean it up he gets upset that we get rid of it.  Anyway Vinnie decided that he was going to hide in the paper and jump out at Elinore.  Now of course she took of running both times he did it which gave me the great idea of scaring the girls myself.  Let me just say Sylvia ran into the metal railing as she was trying to get away and go hide in the basement.

She finally at one point decided that it was safe to come up so she came into my room and I was taking her to eat because she hadn’t eaten because I had scared her.  My brother hears me coming down the hall holding her and he scared her again.  I think she would have been okay if she had only been scared the 2 times but then the next morning Vinnie is hiding in the paper again and scares poor Sylvia for the 3rd time.

Now my poor cat is having a hard time even functioning in the house.  I am sure part of it is because the paper is still in the living room because my grandma refuses to throw it out because Vinnie is still sleeping in it.  My hope is that after Christmas when the paper is gone and things are back to normal that she won’t be as scared as she is now.

***I know I shouldn’t have done it at all but it was funny.  I did get pissed when my brother did it the second time but there was nothing I could do since I had no idea he was going to do it until I walked past the paper and him.  If I had know I wouldn’t have walked down the hallway with her.