- 3 years ago
- Wedding: December 2014
Just hoping to get some support from any bees with chronic fatigue or with SOs with this illness. My FI contracted Ross River Virus around August last year (from a mosquito bite) and has been off work since. Most people have around 6 weeks off with the virus, but he just wasn’t getting better. He tried to return to work in January, but after a week needed time off again and his school wasn’t very supportive (we are both teachers). Anyway, we are getting married in December and I never thought he would still be unwell come the end of this year! My heart goes out to him – he is so frustrated and exhausted and worried about not working. Needless to say, it has been a financial strain but we are managing okay short term. Postponing the wedding doesn’t make sense financially (as we will lose money), and my FI thinks he will get through the day ok. He says he will feel much worse if we cancel (it is a small wedding of 30 people so hopefully casual and not too draining). I am more looking for advice/treatment that might help relieve his symptoms and help his recovery long term.
Also, I have heard only 5% of people fully recover but I am going to ignore that statistic and focus on the day to day.
Please no advice to re-think marrying him. I told my sister today that I feel like my soul is in his tummy, and his soul is in mine. There are more important things than money and fancy things. I desparately wish he wasn’t sick, but if our roles were reversed, I would be heartbroken if he left my side. And he never would.
Thanks in advance bees!!