Fox was in denial when he was first diagnosed
Fox told Oprah Winfrey in an interview in 2015 that he freaked out when he first heard about his diagnosis. He was in denial and didn’t even go to a neurologist. When the doctor gave him the diagnosis of Parkinson’s, he wanted to kill the doctor and thought it was just a mistake.
On Pollan's side, she realized she had more than what she bargained for when she recited the vows “in sickness and in health.” However, it never crossed her mind not to stay married to Michael J. Fox. She just learned to adjust to his disease.
Photo source: Michael J Fox by Paul Hudson