Hmmm...I never really thought about it. He is included in the process because I complain to him daily. LOL! On a serious note...we didn't change anything before or after. I'm just still me and he's still him. I think the only thing that I did consciously is to try not to focus too much on my surgery. I had some issues that lasted for months, but I would tell him to eat before we got together so he wouldn't feel bad about my not being able to eat the fast food he likes. We've always been active together (hiking, walking, riding bikes, etc) and our ccommunication has always been awesome. I think that that is why we have done so great.
Our only challenge is my not feeling well a lot. I've had bad ulcers, strictures, etc that effected the amount of food and protein that I could take in, so he's had to deal with a weaker, yuckier me. Well, that and LOTS of hospital stays. It's getting much better now that I'm feeling better.
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First ultra: Stone Mill 50 miler 11/15/14 13:44:38, First Full Marathon: Marine Corps 10/27/13 4:57:11, Half Marathon PR 2:04:43 at Shamrock VA Beach Half-Marathon, 12/2/12 First Half-Marathon 2:32:47, 5K PR Run Under the Lights 5K 27:23 on 11/23/13, 10K PR 52:53 Pike's Peek 10K 4/21/13, (1st timed run) Accumen 8K 51:09 10/14/12.