My husband was already battle weary from fighting his mental health issues was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last month. He has had a Whipple operation and will undergo chemo/ radiotherapy in due course.
Doctors are optimistic about his prognosis.
It would be appreciated if anyone would be so kind as to pass on any tips in relation to caring for a partner with both cancer and mental health issues.
Thank you @MyheroCoolSpy
We do have regular contact with my husband's psychiatrist. Additionally the surgical team liaised with him during the course of hubby's hospital stay as there were practical aspects in relation to his psych meds around the surgery that needed attention.
Thank you @Patches
Difficult and emotional times. Living grief. I can only imagine the feelings you would be experiencing, sending gentle thoughts your way.
I have found that when things are acute that self care does tend to suffer and I have to be quite intentional about it when things become stressful. Have noticed I have started comfort eating since hubby's diagnosis ... yikes ...will need to put the brakes on that 😵. I am however keeping my sense of humour honed and have found that when I am prepared to make myself accountable to someone in relation to self care (and personal growth in general) that I do much better. Having moved interstate less than a year ago I have an interim phone counselor and am in the process of accessing local support.
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