I have been in real pain with sciatica for over four weeks now. Very little sleep despite medication, acupuncture, manipulation. My OH doesn't realise this as is to be expected but as a concequence I'm finding it really hard to be understanding an patient with him. Friend lent me a TENS machine today and after struggling to do the shopping, take him out yet again for lunch, I used it and told him I needed to rest while I tried it out. He was not happy with this and kept coming into the bedroom saying that he wanted us to be together ( as if we are anything but) wouldn't stay with me, that he was cod ( would not put on jumper, so I eventually gave up and rejoined him. Got on and prepared dinner at which time he said are you coming to bed, he went off to bed (6.45) and was then up and down asking if the people had gone, how long had I been alone, and then said someone had said they were all coming. He carried on speaking rubbish and it broke my heart to hear him. Has now gone back to bed and I guess if I don't follow soon he will get up again. He will probably get up and sort of dressed in the small hours. I know all this us not new to most of you but although I have good friends I try not to keep sharing with them. Feel a bit better now I've got it off my chest so to speak and had a good cry. This Alzheimers is surely one of the worst diseases there is.