Its been a year since that conversation with my GP, when he told me the results of my ct scan. I could tell he hated having to tell me, and it was almost as though I tried to reassure him! I have to say that it took a long time for it all to sink in - how could this be happening to me, when I felt so fit and well. Even now it all seems so unreal at times. I try not to let it take over my life, but it is there in the back of my mind all the time. My husband also has cancer. With are both "senior citizens " and we do talk together about how we have had such a good life together, with no ill health over 50 years of marriage. We try to count our blessings - we have a wonderfully supportive family, and we have each other and are still in love.
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Glad you have each other and a happy family life . My husband and I are very happy together too but I've often wondered how I would've gotten through having had cancer whilst in an unhappy marriage . The love and affection help a great deal . I am over 3 years since diagnosis and like is ok . A couple of years ago I may not have been able to say this .
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It sure makes a difference having a wonderful husband and family to get you through the difficult time. My hubby and I have both had cancer also so we know what each other is going through. I am only 9 months from getting the horrible news and have just finished my treatment last month. We are both senior citizens too in our early 60's and been married 40 years. Best Wishes to you both for many more happy years together. Cheers Robyn
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