|10-26-2013, 08:02 PM||#31|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Device: Aluratek Libre, Sony T1, Sony 350, Pandigital, eBM 911, Nook HD & HD+
No, you haven't said too much. Most people don't give a thought to what a situation like yours must really be like.
My stepdad was the primary caregiver for my mother after she became paralyzed from the waist down due to cancer. It takes an extraordinarily loving and generous person to take on that role full-time. He took on the role willingly and always said that he didn't mind doing it because he loved her, and that she would have done the same thing for him if the situations had been reversed.
I did backup care-giving work when he had to go out to various functions (to which my mom made him go because she didn't want him to become isolated from friends and the outside world) and I have to say, as much as I loved her, I seriously don't know if I could have been as selfless as he was with her and devoted myself to her care 24/7; it just hurt too much to see my formerly strong and capable mom being so dependent upon others for the most personal of services and so limited in her enjoyment of life because of her physical restrictions. It's painful to admit that, because I view it as a flaw within myself, but I just don't think my nature is as emotionally-giving or as selfless as his is.
Your wife is very lucky to have you, and never feel guilty about her condition. It is what it is, and her life is better for having you in it.
|10-26-2013, 11:37 PM||#32|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Device: Sony PRS 300, Sony PRS 350, Kindle DX Graphite, Sony PRS T2
I am still amazed about how you cannot buy an ereader without permission. I am assuming that, given your wife condition, you are the one that somewhat manages money in your house so no one better than you to know if you can or cannot buy it, if that aspect is an issue.
If you want to talk about the difficulties and challenges of taking care of a person with reduced autonomy, that is fine for me, but your original post was strange in my view and that is what i was answering to.
|10-27-2013, 04:27 AM||#33|
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Kindle, iPad, iPhone
It’s probably also a cultural thing in that an ereader is just something you use in private for your somewhat odd habit of reading while the flat screen tv is the central hub of the household, always on, always ready... in practical terms, it’s probably somewhat like arguing for a new blender because your wife, who’s always cold, got central heating...
|10-27-2013, 05:13 AM||#34|
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: harsh unforgiving places
Device: kindles, lenovo, chromebook, mobiles
"Don't argue with idiots.
They take you down to their level,
and beat you with experience."
|10-27-2013, 05:20 AM||#35|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Device: binatone ReadMe, Kobo Touch, Scroll Extreme 2
My original post reflects this. It's the sort of scenario that you would find in a British comedy, and it's quite probable that this was missed by many, and my apologies for that.
As it turns out i might get a present in the near future. I've checked my insurance policy and it hasn't been increased dramatically, plus i do all the cooking so i'm pretty sure it's a good present
Time for another cup of tea.
|10-27-2013, 06:12 AM||#36|
I ♥ Calibre
Join Date: Aug 2011
Device: Kindle 3, Kindle PW, Sony PRS 350
Hope you get your new e-reader maybe as a Christmas or birthday present. Sounds like you are trying to convince yourself you should get it almost as much as your wife? Part present and part gift to yourself, that's exactly what I'm doing to get my new Kindle next month.
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