Sharon Solwitz has published two books, both from Sarabande, Inc.; a novel, Bloody Mary; and a story collection, Blood and Milk. She has published stories in Ploughshares, Witness and Tri-Quarterly, among others, and has won many fiction prizes, including the Pushcart. An essay of hers is included in the anthology Creating Nonfiction. She teaches fiction at Purdue University. 
Jun 01 2010
Days and Nights with MS: The Witness Complains
My husband isn’t crazy. He teaches, he writes, with some renown. At a forthcoming writing conference, a panel will meet to discuss his life and work. Moreover, as a personality generally, he’s easygoing, charming. He has multiple sclerosis; he needs a wheelchair, and for the past three or four years he has needed someone to lift him from his bed onto the chair. But he has maintained till recently a clear-minded, unresentful, wry, even amused posture in a situation that would demoralize most people: I’m still alive. Seth and Sharon are alive. In the end we all have to die anyway. Our friends, his mother, my parents marvel. He handles it so well.