Advice please - husband with Chron's
My husband was diagnosed with Chron's disease over a year and a half ago. He had symptoms for a few years before but things really started to get bad after we were married - in fact on honeymoon. He had surgery last year to remove sections of his bowel and ended up with a temporary ileostomy bag which was reversed in May this year. Throughout it all I tried to be supportive but it was a great shock and fairly traumatic for both of us, but obviously especially him.
After he had the reversal operation he got a new job and started staying out late with new friend most nights of the week. I became quite depressed and lonely, because of the shock of what had happened in our first year of marriage and I felt taken for granted by him.
Eventually he left me and has moved into his parents flat in London and has now buried himself in his work. He says the illness has changed him and he feels it has ruined everything. I have also found out that he has been struck off his specialists lists for never turning up to any appointments after his reversal operation. He is still meeting me once a week but I am finding it very hard to get through to him.
Obviously I love my husband very much but am now feeling lost as to what to do next as I haven't experienced Chron's myself. If anyone has any suggestions or advice I'd be really grateful.