I will soon be married! My soon-to-be wife doesn't like to discuss her RRMS. Luckily she is marrying an "expert" I like keeping up to date on everything. I'll take as much of the burden I possibly can. She's doing fine right now, one slight visual-related relapse in 4 years, after which she started Copaxone. I thought this would be a good place to get some advice, since we're young and not really being affected at the moment. We're well aware of how unpredictible MS is, and we want to be prepared. Her insurance is paying for the bulk of the Copaxone, we're very lucky to have that. We're looking for advice for our future. We want to be able afford the best possible solutions to anything that comes up. I know how to save for a car, kids college, house, etc, but this extra thing is a bit harder to wrap my mind around. Should we be stock piling 1,000's, 10,000's, or 100,000's of dollars in an MS "battlechest" for the future? I know there's no exact number here, I'm just looking for a ballpark.
Thanks for any advice!
We pay into an insurance company called Combined Life. We pay about $28 a month, but when he is hospitalized for his MS and cannot work, he is payed for it.
I'm sure there are other insurance companies that provide the same type of coverage, look into it. It sounds like your fiance is doing very well, hopefully you won't need it. But it's great to have as backup.
Your fiance is very lucky that she has such great support from you. Good luck with your wedding!
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sometimes when faced with the unknown, something so uncertain and scary as MS, people tend to shut down and put it out of their minds as if it isn't there...
perhaps to her, if she acts like it isn't there, then it really isn't. Maybe that is her own coping mechanism. It stinks for the ailing partner and it isn't right or healthy...for either of you. Maybe a support group for her, there are so many groups out there for the families...
I find just being on here is such a support to me...and I don't have MS.