posted on Apr, 29 2013 @ 09:10 PM
I would like to start by saying that this is not the first thread I was hoping to post but life has brought me to this point and I really could use
some honest input. I have searched through many support groups and chats only to find that responses are few and far between so I'm hoping that
someone here may be or has been in a similar situation.
My husband and I have been married for 15 years. I knew when we began dating that he was diagnosed with Schmidt's syndrome when he was 14, which, in
his case is a combination of Addison's disease, type 1 diabetes and Celiac disease. I had a couple of years prior been trained as an EMT so things
like administering an emergency dose of steroids in case of injury or handling the occasional low blood sugar was not a problem.
Fast forward 15 years, I sit on the board of a local non - profit art gallery and my husband is the musician in residence there. After a recent
meeting some things came up that had something to do with a complaint about someone bringing their own beer to a show and when I arrived home my
husband asked about the meeting and when I told him what what said he, I'll use the scientific term here, flipped out. It went something like f.u.
followed by letting me know that I'm pathetic, attacking my enjoyment of ATS and how he has disliked me for sometime and was not honest about his
feelings and then running screaming out the door saying he would never speak to me again. When he was finally willing to answer his phone I found out
that he had wandered into the woods and planned to camp out there. An hour later he called to ask if I would come and get him as he was ready to come
home and wanted to talk. The talk lasted about fifteen minutes before devolving into him screaming and rolling around on the floor.
This was a week ago and we are now separated (his choice initially) and he was very excited to have his, I'm a lone wolf adventure. He now has asked
to come home even though he reverts to these kinds of behaviors when he spends any amount of time with me.
This has happened at least once a year since we have known each other and this past year it has happened three times so far. We have gone to see a
marriage councilor for the first time and I'm hoping he will consent to see a psychiatrist even though I have mixed feelings on that front.
Lastly I wanted to add that other than this he can be and is the most amazing person I have ever known, and to be honest I'm not sure what I'm asking
here other than I really needed to vent a little and I have grown to appreciate the openness and thoughtfulness shown by many of the members here. I
am hoping someone has either personal experience with something like this or struggles with Addison's disease themselves.
edit on 29-4-2013 by pennylemon because: Temporary computer malfuction