Husband just diagnosed, told its terminal

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Husband just diagnosed, told its terminal

It’s been a really emotional couple or weeks. My husband who is 41 had some stomach pain and bloating and next thing we know, we’re in the hospital being told he has stage 4 bowel cancer that has spread through his entire abdomen and liver. They said it’s incurable but they should be able to start chemo to help shrink the tumours and give him more time. From the day we found out to his first chemo session was about 7 days, it’s all just happened so quickly because it so aggressive and it’s a lot to deal with is such a short amount of time. 

How can life change so much overnight? I find myself grieving over the future we had planned and inconsolable on how I am supposed to live my life without him. 

We are in Victoria which means I can’t even visit him in hospital due to covid restrictions. I feel so alone and without anyone to talk to. 

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Re: Husband just diagnosed, told its terminal

Hi I am so sorry to hear what your husband and yourself are going thru.  When I got diagnosed with cancer in my small intestine it all happen the same way as your husband so fast one day being told the news and In 7 days being  operated on.  I wonder if having no time to think about things is better.  Life can be cruel one minute life is just going normally and next everything is tipped upside down and hard.  I think the best way is try to live is day by day and not let your brain run away from you by thinking to far ahead.  Which is not easy to do.  I wish I had something to say to make it better but I don’t.  Look after yourself in such a hard time.

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