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Dear Mary: I don't feel like having sex with my husband after his illness

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Illustration: Tom Halliday

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Recently my husband went for a spine operation. The recovery process was not what we expected. He lost movement in his hands and legs.

For some time he was in nappies. He was in hospital for three months. I had to help with his bathing, feeding and going to the toilet until he was strong enough to make it on his own.

By the grace of God he has made a tremendous recovery and is almost back to normal. I say 'almost' because he still cannot get a full erection. But also I think I have lost interest in sex.