Simply put? Kellen is awesome and rocks my socks off. I know, I’m totally biased. But over the last few years, he’s turned out to be the most amazing dad, husband, best friend and over-all dream man I could have ever asked for. He’s silly, sweet, strong, adores our son (and me), hilarious, smart and tons of fun. Oh yeah, he’s also ADORABLE.
When I first got pregnant, he was incredibly excited. Not that I wasn’t, but I immediately worried about bills, jobs, health insurance…what would we do? He just smiled, picked me up, twirled me around and simply told me it would all be fine. He’s always been my rock.
This past year has been especially helpful in proving just how lucky I am. My dear hubster found out in January that he has Multiple Sclerosis. There’s no cure (yet) and the flare-ups can be very debilitating, and overall discouraging.
So far he’s had three flare-ups, which have resulted in numb and spastic legs, feet, back, stomach, an eye that he couldn’t see out of temporarily, and an apparently random (temporary) case of Bell’s Palsy (where one side of the face can’t be controlled and droops severely).
Even though there isn’t a cure, there are medications that are supposed to help keep MS flare-ups to a minimum. Kellen has to have a weekly intramuscular shot – with a 1.25″ long needle – which makes him feel like total shit. Think nasty flu symptoms, only 800% more severe. And as if all that wasn’t enough stress, you can add on the thousands of dollars in our cost of doctor’s bills we now have.
As crazy as all that news has been, Kel’s kicked major ASS at juggling his disease, full-time commuting to Seattle, being my moral support…and tons more. The kicker? Every day he comes home in a wonderful mood, ready to fall in love with his son and wife all over again.