I noticed early on that we were a spectacle, and I knew it was nothing lasting; just the latest sensational story in Facebook feeds.
After the initial hype died down and people started realizing that our story was going to last more than two or three weeks I started to get the dysfunction that comes from being the tragedy "it" couple. The attention we got in the first few weeks was enough to bolster us into the really tough phase of the stroke, and then, largely, the excitement wore off. We had to figure out how to be married with a stroke, how to live in two different places, how to balance a relationship when one of us is now responsible to facilitate almost every aspect of that relationship, how to be co-parents, sort of.
This is where I'm sloppy at carrying the task I've been handed.