It's exactly 14 weeks since I sat here and posted about how I was worrying about my partner and today we had our first discussion about that day. It was brief and I shed a tear, but it's the first time I've felt I could revisit it. I've not read the blog posts since I posted them.
My partner now is 'normal' in almost every way. He falls asleep some afternoons and evenings after work, but rarely, and he used to do that anyway. He does complain of feeling tired a lot, and I think that feeling is with him most of the time, but even so he stays up until 1am at weekends watching movies with me. He can beat me at games again and he really can problem-solve just as I'd expect.
He still has pain in his arms and legs and jokes about needing a wheelchair, but he really could do with a stick some days because he limps and winces. One day he'll actually go to his Doctor and ask about it, rather than just keep on saying he will.
There's really nothing more to report. I'm sure I'll have forgotten something, but it is incredibly positive. We're still hopeful that the physical pain will lessen, and that sometime soon he'll have a time when he doesn't feel so tired, but we can live our lives again and do all the stuff we want to do. It's a good thing.