Nursed my darling husband of 30 years at home palliative care till he passed 07/10/14. Diagnosed start July with sciatica, turned out to be bone cancer of back, L2 and sacrum, primary lung , adrenal gland with brain mets.
Privileged to look after him though it was tough, was administering sub cuts for last 2 weeks. Have some handy hints to share if required. Turning a 6 foot 3 man can be challenging when you are less than 5 foot tall but it is doable. Nothing would stop us from providing best care possible, thankfully supported by nurses once a day, a great palliative care team. Nowhere else in the world I would rather have been than by his side talking calmly and reassuring him.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.