The Love Story
It was like a fairy tale!!
Boy and Girl meet.
Boy and Girl go out out.
Boy lights Sambuca in Girls mouth. ……..burns girls mouth!!
Who said romance is dead!
Boy and girl keep relationship quiet for 6 months.
They realise they quite like each other.
Decide to buy a house.
Boy and Girl move into house…..lots of parties.
One day girl starts to feel poorly then BOOM, within 24hrs she’s left blind and paralysed.
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When I fell ill I did find myself having the thoughts about ending it with Danny. He did not need to be dealing with this crap…..literally!!
At the time he was only 23 and did not need to be living or taking care of a registered blind paraplegic. I did not want him to feel like he had to stay and that if he did decide to go then there would be no hard feelings. I could understand that if he stayed it would be difficult and both our lives would be changed forever.
After the discussion a couple of times (not the best conversation to have when drunk FYI), he reassured me each time that he wasn’t going anywhere, that he loved me and we were doing this together.
He stayed, yay!!
And I got him to put a ring on it!!
He is an amazing man and we have created a wonderful life together, a life that I am so blessed to have and so grateful for. But could I have been as strong as him if tables were turned?
It is said that more men stay with woman after Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). As apparently some women find it hard to cope if their man becomes a wheely. I don’t think it’s down to not loving that person but the mental, emotional and physical strain it can put on a relationship.
I think it takes a very strong minded person to be able to stay and if Danny’s decision had of been to go, then I would have supported that, as you both have to be prepared for the ups and downs and be a team.
I would like to say yes, I would like to say love would conquer all. But knowing what I know and what Danny has had to do for me, in all honesty I just don’t know.
A difficult question I know, but Would you?