Topic: My poor husband
It was 6 weeks ago today that my dear mother died. It's been a rough last couple of weeks. I was almost annoyed that my husband didn't seem overly supportive or patient with me, as I tried to gently explain to him on a number of occasions why I'm so moody and what grief is doing to me right now.
Come to find out, he's been dealing with a worry but didn't want to burden me with more. He's been having pressure/pain/discomfort for a few months just under his rib cage, sometimes right side and sometimes left. Without me knowing, he's been to his GP, sent for abdominal ultrasound week before last, and bloodwork last week. They're fairly certain it's fatty liver, and the sonogram showed multiple cysts. (He's at an ideal weight, exercizes regularly, no diabetes, eats a great diet low in fat, etc., but he has genetically very high cholesterol.)
He finally told me Friday night. He's been so worried about it, including worry that something was very wrong with his liver, especially after losing his beloved mother-in-law to CC. It got to the point where he's had a couple of panic attacks, sick with the thought of being very ill with a young family.
It just breaks my heart. I understand why he didn't want to tell me - I'd be the same exact way if he'd just lost his mother. I just wish I could've been more support for him. Well, I know now and I'm here to support him.
From what I've read, fatty liver isn't uncommon and can often be left untreated, just modification of diet, more exercise, stuff like that. All things he already does. So I'm anxious to hear what his GP recommends next.
I'm not sure why I posted this here - it's just that you all are so supportive, know what I'm going through in my grief, and can probably relate to the feelings I'm having. Keep my hubby in your prayers!
my mother lost her 16 month battle with CC 9/26/10
"Mothers have as powerful an influence over the welfare of future generations as all other earthly causes combined."