My wife had back surgery a little less than two weeks ago to remove two cysts that were putting pressure on her spine, causing severe pain and numbness in her legs. We're home now, and everyday she is getting a little stronger. The last two days however have not been good, she's been hurting. We have a strong relationship and have been together for 24 years, and I know it is the pain that is causing her to be angry, frustrated, impatient, and tired. The kids and I are doing everything we can for her, but there are days like today when that is just not enough.
I am tired and want to make sure she is taken care of, but sometimes feel too overwhelmed myself, and I am not the one in pain.
Am I being selfish? Is this what others are feeling and experiencing.
I have a wife who I love and care for more than anything on the planet, and need to know that I am not alone in feeling stressed while helping her cope and recover.