- Feb 5, 2014
This is my first post so I am sure by the end it could have many titles. My husband was diagnosed 10 months ago and until the last week things have been a slow decline almost to the point I thought they must be wrong with the diagnosis. We have had to make few modifications to our home but I can now see the changes are coming. We are needing a lift to help him up the stairs and I was wondering if anyone had any dealings with them? Does private insurances or Medicare cover these if prescribed by the doctor? Any recommendations on brands? My husband is also very reluctant to use these accommodations for fear it will make him weak by not using the muscles. So getting him on board when I can see a need is a bit tricky, any thoughts on this? He has never been a complainer and rarely shares declines or how he feels, I have to guess and play investigator. I am sure like most people this was not in the plan, my husband and I are young (or at least we felt that way) with three young children and big plans that will probably never materialize. I have always been a planner so dealing with all of this has been a real struggle. I never know when the next issue will arise or how to deal with it. I have great friends and family but none that know how to get me through these bumps in the road. My husband was my go-to person and now I know the stress is to much and this I must handle on my own. I feel so alone. I visit with a counselor every other week but at the end of the day, it is all up to me.