So my new car pooling companion "R" and I started our shared commute today. He was very nice and we discovered that both our spouses suffer from multiple sclerosis. His wife has had it about the same time as my husband and is having similar issues with balance, walking, fatigue, memory, and she is also having vision problems (thankfully he is not). They recently moved to a new house that is all one level because it will be easier for her to get around (the reason we bought a ranch and not a farmhouse). She is wanting to get on Tysabri but can't do the drive to the city to get it done, so he was excited to hear that the local hospital is now offering the infusions there because my husband works at the hospital and asked them to do it so he could not miss so much work.
I think that "R" and his wife "A" will have to get together with hubby and I, we have an awful lot in common. They also love animals and have 2 Bassett Hounds, 2 Pugs, and 2 cats. They are a little younger than us (a few years younger than me so 6 or so younger than hubby) but I bet we'd find even more in common with time.
It is indeed a small world.